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St Andrew's Day: Full schedule of celebrations in Scotland

A host of events will take place across the country, including fireworks and parades.

Flying the flag: Crowds will gather across the country.
Flying the flag: Crowds will gather across the country. © Glasgow Life

A host of events will take place across Scotland in November and December to celebrate St Andrew's Day.

The programme includes a winter festival in Oban, a torchlight parade in Glasgow and fireworks on the shores of Loch Lomond.

On Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced it was spending £390,000 on events to mark St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.

Alasdair Allan, minister for international development and Europe, said: "Scotland's Winter Festivals is an exciting and diverse events programme, offering Scots both at home and abroad the chance to celebrate everything great about our wonderful country during the winter months.

"St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night are key dates in our national calendar and I am delighted that the Scottish Government is able to contribute £390,000 that will allow these days to be celebrated accordingly."

Loch Lomond: Scene set for a spectacular fireworks display.
Loch Lomond: Scene set for a spectacular fireworks display. © STV

Full schedule of St Andrew's Day events

Oban Winter Festival, November 17-26

A ten-day festival featuring markets, parades, fireworks, street entertainers, fairgrounds, family events, pipe bands, ceilidhs and whisky tasting.

Glasgow's St Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade, November 30

Community torchlight procession through the streets of the west end of Glasgow, with pipe bands, samba drummers and fire performers.

St Andrew's Day: At the Ends of the Earth, St Andrews, December 2

A range of events on offer in the daytime includes market stalls, lantern making workshops and circus skills workshops. In the evening, there will be outdoor ceilidh followed by a lantern procession.

The celebrations will culminate in a spectacular fire show with a magical firework display at the town's harbour.

The Saltire Festival, East Lothian, November 30-December 3

Visitors can discover all that Scotland has to offer - the outdoors and coastal landscape, food and drink created with the finest local produce, history and heritage and music, arts and comedy.

illumination: Harbour Festival of Light, Irvine, November 30-December 3

The waterfront will twinkle with lights as the Scottish Maritime Museum's four-day winter spectacular.

Festival highlights include the Illumination: Light, Fire and Aerial Art Spectacular in and around the Linthouse, the Light Trail, lantern parade, firework displays and food and craft fair.

St Andrew's Day Celebrations, Loch Lomond Shores, December 2-3

A weekend of Scottish-themed celebration for St Andrew's Day. Includes fireworks, music, activities, Scottish food and drink and more, suitable for all ages.

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