Please be aware that due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions and guidelines, physical events will not be taking place during 2020. Find out more and stay up to date on Coronavirus restrictions.
Celebrating is what we do really well in Scotland, and if there is one day of the year where you’ll hear a lot of noise from us, it’s St Andrew’s Day (30 November) when Scots and Scots-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of Scotland and our national day with a holiday and fantastic (virtual) events, which showcase the very best of Scottish culture.
Enjoy a lively digital programme of events and festivals featuring uniquely Scottish line-ups of music, dance, culture and more. St Andrew's Day officially marks the start of Scotland's glittering Winter Festivals, which includes other seasonal highlights of Hogmanay and Burns Night. At any of these, feel free to sing along with our famous Scottish song: Auld Lang Syne.
Frontline Festival - 30 November, noon - 10pm
This new virtual gig will be streamed across social media on St Andrew's Day and will see over 30 Scottish artists come together to play vibrant tunes and support a good cause. Celebrate St Andrew's Day this year to enjoy a variety of tunes and music, with the aim of raising funds for 4 of Scotland's frontline charities; Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, Scottish Police Benevolent Fund, Scottish Fire & Rescue Family Support Trust, and the Scottish Ambulance Service Endowment Trust. We have all needed the emergency services at some point in our lives so, if you can, there are links to donate to show your support of the work they have been doing through the pandemic. Find out more.
Fair Saturday Festival - 28 November
Every year Fair Saturday brings together international culture and social leaders to raise awareness of how culture and social innovation is key in creating positive communities. This global cultural movement is seeing more and more cities joining each year, creating a unique day and building bridges between people and cities. Find out more about how you can get involved.
Blas Festival - 20-30 November
This year the Blas Festival is taking on the online world. Over 11 exciting days, join in a fantastic programme of concerts, cèilidhs, workshops, lectures and more, all designed to celebrate the music, songs, language and culture of the Scottish Highlands.