The Saltire Festival

The Saltire Festival is back for 2017 to celebrate St. Andrews Day and the Home of the Flag with a fantastic programme of events.

The Saltire Festival

About The Saltire Festival

The Saltire Festival is back for 2017 to celebrate St. Andrews Day and the Home of the Flag bringing together people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland's fascinating heritage, wonderful culture, delicious food & drink traditions, best of Scottish music, arts, innovation and entertainment.

To celebrate, there are a number of exciting events taking place around the county from 30th November - 3rd December, below is a flavour of just some of the fantastic events taking place - watch this space as more events will be added from time to time!

New for this year is Saltire After Dark - events include a 10K night run & and a new nocturnal ultra at Foxlake Adventures; and Twilight Golf, an opportunity to play Musselburgh's oldest golf course in the dark, with LED balls.

The Council's Arts Service is once again partnering the festival and has signed up a number of leading Scottish traditional music performers and award-winning artists to perform. Performers on the bill include Eddi Reader MBE, Breabach, Rura, Joy Dunlop, Skerryvore, Rant, Barluath and East Lothian Massed Pipes & Drums.

One of Scotland's favourite comedians, Craig Hill, will be joined by guest comedians from both on and off the screen in a night hosted by Jo Jo Sutherland, showcasing the very best in Scottish comedy and the Comedy Club 4 Kids is back, doing what they do best and getting the best stand-ups and sketch artists from the circuit together for a family friendly show.

Councillor John McMillan, Cabinet Spokesperson for Economic Development & Tourism said: I'm delighted that once again, the Saltire Festival returns to East Lothian to bring together the very best of Scotland here, in the Home of the Flag. The programme is shaping up really well and there really is something for everyone, whether your passion is music, food, outdoor sports or enjoying a really good book. It's great to tie in with the Year of History, Heritage & Architecture too, which just adds an extra element to our celebration of all things traditionally Scottish. I'm really looking forward to this year's festival and I hope as many local visitors as possible will turn out to support it and celebrate St. Andrew's Day.

The Saltire Festival has received support through Scotland's Winter Festivals.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Saltire Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!
14th August 2018
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
Take part in our orienteering challenge on the Peel, using a map to see if you can find all of our markers.
Charity Golf Day
Charity Golf Day
17th August 2018
The Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh West
Join Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home as we enjoy a fantastic day of golf at the prestigious Bruntsfield Links.
Seashore Foraging
Seashore Foraging
18th August 2018
Blackness Castle, Blackness
Explore the shore with Anna Canning from Floramedica and find out about some of the ancient natural remedies that can be found!

Community Events you might like...

South West Edinburgh Needs You!
South West Edinburgh Needs You!
14th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council is delighted to invite you to our Edinburgh Needs You! event for Edinburgh citizens over 65, in the south west at Juniper Green Village Hall.
North East Edinburgh Needs You!
North East Edinburgh Needs You!
15th August 2018
Ocean Terminal, Leith
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council is delighted to invite you to our Edinburgh Needs You! event for Edinburgh citizens over 65, in the north east at The Living Memory Association.
North West Edinburgh Needs You!
North West Edinburgh Needs You!
16th August 2018
Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council is delighted to invite you to our Edinburgh Needs You! event for Edinburgh citizens over 65, in the north west at the Corstorphine Astoria Centre.

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Don’t Get Lost!
14th August 2018
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
Take part in our orienteering challenge on the Peel, using a map to see if you can find all of our markers.
Edinburgh International Festival:  National Youth Orchestra of Canada
Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of Canada
14th August 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Listen to The National Youth Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Jonathan Darlington, at the Usher Hall on 14th August!
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F
14th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics.

Nights Out Events you might like...

Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint
14th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Love solving puzzles...with friends...while eating and drinking? Then join us for Puzzled Pint on Tuesday 14th August!
Super Cup 2018
Super Cup 2018
15th August 2018
The Golf Tavern, Edinburgh South
Watch all the live action when Real Madrid play Atlético for the Super Cup title at The Golf Tavern on 15th August!
WECHT -  Redstone Press
WECHT - Redstone Press
15th August 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Check out this mid-week festival soirée with WECHT at The Mash House 15th August, and kicking things off is rising Scottish record label, Redstone Press!

St Andrews Day Events you might like...

St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall
St Andrews Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall
30th Nov 2018 - 1st Dec 2018
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their St Andrews Ceilidh on 30th November and 1st December in Lauriston Hall.
St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh
St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh
30th November 2018
The Jam House, Edinburgh New Town
Join Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home as we put on a traditional Scottish Ceilidh at Edinburgh's Jam House on St Andrew’s Day!

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