St. Andrew’s Day is the official national day of Scotland. It celebrates Saint Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint and takes place every year on 30th November. Throughout the day, free activities, entertainment and events will be held in Edinburgh. You will have the chance to experience Scottish music, dance, food and drinks and much more. Here are a list of different parties that you can expect for this year:

Events in Edinburgh:

Saint Andrew’s Day Menu

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Why not try a traditional Scottish meal for St Andrew’s day? Choose from roasted Lamb, Scottish smoked haddock, braised pork cheek, roast Scottish lemon sole and, of course, the infamous haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes). Go on, give it a try!

Scotrail special offers


Scotrail is running an offer for young children to use their services for free on this special day. It’s also a great opportunity for the whole family to travel and to get good deals on tickets for the rest of the year.

Historic Scotland Ticket Giveaway

Edinburgh Castle

This year Historic Scotland is giving you the chance to win tickets to some of Scotland’s best attractions for free! There are thousands of free tickets to be one and you can use them to delve into Scottish history in locations around the country. Register for your free tickets here!

Storytelling event

Mary Symon, a Scottish poet, will have one of her poems projected on several buildings in Edinburgh. The idea is to inspire Scottish people on their national day.


For more information about St Andrew’s Day:

Date: 30th November 2016

Time: all day

Price: Free activities

Place: everywhere in Scotland


Here is a video with some more about St. Andrew’s Day:


A video about Saint Andrew:


What to expect on St Andrew’s Day: