St Andrew’s Day: Celebrating In Edinburgh

So, the Christmas Market is up and running. The supermarkets are all tied up with twinkling tinsel once again and Cliff Richard is, well, doing what he does around this time of year.

It’s full throttle towards Christmas!

But wait. We do have one more order of business before we get all super silly and marvelously merry. St Andrew’s Day arrives, as it always does, on 30th November, which gives us all the opportunity to get our Scottish face on.

Who was Saint Andrew? Well, why not take a look at our blog entry St Andrew: 5 Interesting Facts About Scotland’s Patron Saint from last year to find out! If you’re not familiar with the old chap, then this wee article should bring you right up to speed.

Here in Edinburgh, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate. And, now that you’re all clued up on our Patron Saint, you’ll want to get involved in some good old Scottish celebrations.

What’s on in Edinburgh? What can you do and where can you go to get into the spirit of the occasion?

Well, there’s always something going on in our great capital. So, grab your tartan and hold onto your haggis. Let’s take a look at how you can celebrate St Andrew’s Day 2021 in Edinburgh.

St Andrew’s Day Fair: With St Andrew’s Day falling on a Monday this year, expect plenty of opportunity to get involved in activities across the whole of the weekend. In fact, a St Andrew’s Day Fair will be taking place from 26th November across multiple locations across the city. If that sounds right up your street, then you can get all the information you need right here. Go on! Get involved!

Palace Delights:  Occasions like this are for all of the family, so why not head on down to the Palace of Holyrood House for a big family bash of music, stories and a whole heap more. This is bound to be a popular event, so you might want to get to it and book as soon as you can. It’s taking place on 28th (Sunday) and you can get details here. Get booking!

St Giles’ Cathedral: Perhaps an evening of music and spoken word sounds more like you. Yes? Then you might want to consider paying St Giles’ Cathedral a visit on Friday 26th. With numerous participants, both local and from further afield, this grand celebration is sure to get you in the mood for the days ahead. It is a ticketed event, so take a look at how you can get involved here.

A Dram Of History: It simply wouldn’t be a Scottish celebration if the mention of tasting a wee dram didn’t come up somewhere. So this tasty little event should be of no surprise.  Taking place at the legendary Mary Kings Close, this one is bound to be a jolly affair with barrels of laughs guaranteed. If you fancy it, get booking whilst there are still places.  Where can you find the details? Well, here, of course!

Experience Edinburgh: If all of this really sounds super, but you don’t really want to commit yourself to anything in particular, then just enjoy the history and the magic of our glorious Scottish capital. Edinburgh has history at every corner and some delightful traditional cuisine to enjoy. Edinburgh Castle, The National Museum Of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat…Get out there. Breathe it in. Welcome to Scotland.

St Andrew’s Day is a fun day for all the family and the perfect excuse to begin to get into that wonderful festive spirit.

Whatever you decide to do, we at Belvoir Edinburgh hope you have a glorious, fun-filled time.

Slainte Mhath!