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.

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