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, November 30, to Burns Night suppers on January 25, and with Hogmanay in between, Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme 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.
EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, manages the Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund.
The 2015/2016 Winter Festivals programme supported a dynamic range of 23 events across 14 Local Authority areas, bringing together people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s modern culture and traditions through the best of Scottish music, arts, food and drink, innovation and entertainment. This included events such as Oban Winter Festival; Edinburgh’s Hogmanay; events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh; Museum Lates at The Hunterian in Glasgow; Hogmanay at an Lanntair in Stornoway; the Big Burns Supper in Dumfries; and the Alloway 1759 Festival.
Funding for Scotland’s Winter Festivals has now closed for the 2016/2017 events programme.
Applications are being assessed and applicants will be notified of the outcomes by 30 June 2016.
If you would like to discuss the Scotland’s Winter Festivals fund and a potential future application, there are a number of ways to get in touch. 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 been supported in the past you should get in touch with Rhona Corscadden, Senior Event Manager, on 0131 472 2313 to discuss whether or not your event may be eligible for support.
The Guidelines are available on request.