The Saltire Festival Is Back

The Saltire Festival is back from Thursday 24th to Wednesday 30th November, showing off everything that Scotland is famous for!

Saltire Festival 2016

You're invited to celebrate St Andrew’s Day and everything uniquely Scottish as The Saltire Festival returns to East Lothian from Thursday 24th to Wednesday 30th November. 

Prepare to enjoy the very best of Scottish music, arts, entertainment, innovation and food and drink, with events ranging from horse racing to wine, whisky, comedy and of course, haggis!

Celebrating the Scottish Flag, the festival reflects the story of the how the Picts and Scots gained victory when a Saltire appeared in the sky over Athlestaneford. The Saltire has since been Scotland's flag, so come and celebrate its history and heritage with loads of family fun.

There's two events running throughout the festival, The Kelpie Maquette Tour at Musselburgh Racecourse - celebrating Scotland's innovation and architecture and The #SaltireBlue Tour - shining a blue light on some of the great attractions and architecture across East Lothian.

Take a look at some of the events
taking place during the festival:

Thursday 24th November

Saltire Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse
Enjoy a day of racing at one of UK’s most stylish racecourses.

Scotland on Film – The Brunton, Musselburgh
Film showing of the movie ‘Trainspotting’.

Friday 25th November

The Saltire Whisky Dinner
The Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick

An evening of delicious, locally-sourced food,
accompanied by Scotland’s national drink.

The Saltire Ceilidh - Archerfield Walled Garden
A fun Scottish ceilidh accompanied by a locally sourced dinner.

The Saltire Live – The Brunton, Musselburgh
Featuring headline act ‘Simple Minded’ compared by ‘The Big Yin Revisited’ – other acts to be announced.

Saturday 26th November

The Saltire Concert - The Brunton, Musselburgh
An afternoon concert featuring performances by headline act
‘Treacherous Orchestra’ with more to be announced.

The Epicurean Adventure – Corn Exchange, Haddington
A celebration of all of East Lothian and Scotland’s local produce, accompanied by cookery demonstrations and ides of how to create your very own St. Andrew’s menu.

Sunday 27th November

Scotland through the Ages – The Brunton, Musselburgh
Historical re-enactors, with performances and workshops throughout the day telling the tale of Scotland’s history and how Scottish innovations impacted the world.

Saltire Comedy Club – Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick
Afternoon comedy club for families with a line-up of Scottish comedian performances featuring ‘Fred Maccaulay’ compared by ‘Des Clarke’.

Wednesday 30th November

The St. Andrew’s Day Concert – St. Mary’s Church, Haddington
A selection of choral, folk and classical music performances compared by ‘Heather Reid OBE’ to conclude the festival.

The Saltire Festival
Thursday 24th to Wednesday 30th November
Find out more here...and don't miss a thing!

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