Scotland's Winter Festivals is a unique and distinctive programme of events designed to celebrate Scotland's three national days - St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
From toasting our patron saint on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November, to Burns Night on January 25, and with Hogmanay in between, Scotland’s Winter Festivals is designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season, all warmed up, with a range of exciting events and activity throughout the country.
The programme brings people together from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s heritage and modern culture and traditions through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink and entertainment.
EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, manages the Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund.
The 2017/2018 Winter Festivals programme supported a dynamic range of 28* new and existing events across 17 Local Authority areas, with over 320,000 attendances. Last year, the programme extended its geographical reach into previously unsupported regions with events in of West Dunbartonshire, Shetland and Orkney.
If you have received Scotland’s Winter Festivals funding before and have an allocated Event Manager then you should get in touch with them to discuss support in the first instance. If you have not received support previously please contact the EventScotland team on 0131 472 2313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2017 Midnight Moment by Robert Riciutti
*An Lanntair and The Scottish Storytelling Centre delivered activity across all three national days and Night at the Museum delivered activity on St Andrews Day and Burns Night.