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
Held in and around the Fife town that bears our patron saint's name, Savour St Andrews offers a range of innovative food and drink events throughout November. Get a flavour of what Fife has to offer at the Chefs Taster Lunch and enjoy chef demonstrations and drink tastings during the Demo and Dine weekend. On St Andrew's Day itself, six top chefs from around the area will join forces to offer you a St Andrew's Day dinner like no other.
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.