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...

Castle Captive
Castle Captive
22nd February 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet an Edinburgh Castle prisoner from the 18th century and hear about his life and times, and how he came to be in his predicament.
The Gin Fayre
The Gin Fayre
24th February 2018
Dunbar
The Gin Fayre is returning to The Strawberry Barn on 24th February with a wide variety of gins from across Scotland.
Fathers and Children Fun Day at Edinburgh Central Mosque
Fathers and Children Fun Day at Edinburgh Central Mosque
24th February 2018
Edinburgh Central Mosque, Edinburgh South
Join dads and kids from all over Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Central Mosque for a great day of fun and learning on 24th February!

Community Events you might like...

Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community
Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community
24th February 2018
Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh Old Town
An opportunity for LGBT D/deaf people to discuss their needs and the D/deaf community to learn more about LGBT identities.
Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
26th February 2018
Out of the Blue, Leith
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.
Table Top Games For Older Folk
Table Top Games For Older Folk
26th February 2018
The Salvation Army Gorgie Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Castle Captive
Castle Captive
22nd February 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet an Edinburgh Castle prisoner from the 18th century and hear about his life and times, and how he came to be in his predicament.
Magic Carpet Minis
Magic Carpet Minis
22nd February 2018
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Boogie Beat Pop Up Classes at Leaf and Bean Cafe
Boogie Beat Pop Up Classes at Leaf and Bean Cafe
22nd February 2018
Leaf & Bean Cafe, Edinburgh South
Boogie Beat classes are coming to the Leaf & Bean Cafe with singing, dancing, story telling and much more!

Nights Out Events you might like...

The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club
The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club
22nd February 2018
Edinburgh East
Spend an evening with bestselling crime writer Val McDermid at Valvona & Crolla on February 22nd.
The Preaching Divas: Ali Affleck and The Copper Cats
The Preaching Divas: Ali Affleck and The Copper Cats
22nd February 2018
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
A heartfelt tribute and passionate look at the pioneering, but uncrowned, queens of gospel, blues and jazz.
Jay Lafferty: Besom
Jay Lafferty: Besom
22nd February 2018
Gilded Ballon Basement Theatre, Edinburgh New Town
Jay Lafferty brings one of the best reviewed comedy shows of the 2017 Fringe to Gilded Balloon Basement Theatre on 22nd February.

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.

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