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 on 30 November, to Burns Night on 25 January and Hogmanay in between, Scotland’s Winter Festivals are designed to celebrate the spirit and fun of Scotland’s winter season.
The programme brings people together from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s heritage, traditions and modern culture through the best of Scottish music, food and drink, arts and entertainment. The 2018/2019 Winter Festivals programme supported a dynamic range of 23* new and existing events across 17 Local Authority areas. Last year, the programme extended its geographical reach into previously unsupported regions with events in Aberdeen and the Isle of Skye.
EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate, manages the Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund.
Funding for 2018/2019 has now closed (Friday 18 May 2018).
If you have previously received Scotland’s Winter Festivals funding and have been allocated an Event Manager, please contact them in the first instance to discuss support.
Photo: Aberdeen's Hogmanay (courtesy Aberdeen City Council/Firstpix Photography)
*Multiple events delivered activity on both St Andrews Day and Burns Night.