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 events, which showcase the very best of Scottish culture.
Enjoy a lively programme of events and festivals happening towards the end of November, featuring uniquely Scottish line-ups of music, dance, food and drink.
So how do we get the party started, you might ask? Well, here's a rundown of some of the most exciting celebrations on the calendar:
November in St Andrews
Get a real flavour of Scotland at the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival which runs throughout November in the lead up to special events celebrating St Andrew's Day at the end of the month. Held in and around the Fife town that bears our patron saint's name, the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival features live performances, one-off golf events, family activities and much more. Discover your favourite dram at a whisky tasting or step back in time with storytelling. And make sure you bring your dancing shoes as there will be ceilidhs galore!
St Andrew's Day in Edinburgh
Celebrate our national day in Scotland's capital, where you'll find storytelling events and traditional music, as well as food and drink markets offering street food, sweet treats and seasonal crafts from local makers.
Oban Winter Festival
Head to the beautiful town of Oban on Scotland's west coast to celebrate St Andrew's Day in style. You can enjoy traditional ceilidhs, whisky tastings, street performances, a parade and vivid light projections onto historic McCaig's Tower.
St Andrew's Day in Glasgow
Delve into a vivid programme of events in the great city of Glasgow, including one-off film screenings and special events at The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Park and the Riverside Museum, and sample delicious food and drink from some of the region's finest producers.