Glasgow will celebrate Scotland’s patron saint with a day of celebration in the heart of the city on St Andrew’s Day.
George Square will be packed with a day full of fabulous entertainment and music for everyone to enjoy on Sunday 30th November.
Glasgow Loves St Andrew’s Day is part of the Year of Homecoming and Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events funded by the Scottish Government and managed by EventScotland.
A fantastic light show projected onto Glasgow City Chambers will portray a snapshot of Scotland on St Andrew’s Day, showing St Andrew’s Day being celebrated across the country and demonstrating Scotland’s worldwide cultural influence, rich heritage and diverse cultural traditions. The Light show will run twice an hour from 4.30pm into the evening.
From 12pm family friendly activities with a St Andrew’s Day theme will be on offer inside the Christmas Workshop including; live piping from Glasgow-based Williamwood Pipe Band, street theatre, puppet show Looking for Nessie and storytelling led by Robert the Bruce.
The evening will feature live music from one of the best Ceilidh bands in Scotland, Gunna Sound, whose combination of music, song and good west coast craic will be sure to entertain.
All of the St Andrew’s Day entertainment will be free.
Traditional, Scottish food and drink will be available to buy in the Alpine Bar and the al fresco café.
Glasgow Loves Christmas activities will also continue throughout St Andrew’s Day with the ice rink, big wheel, fairground attractions and food and drink stalls open as normal.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “As we have seen throughout the year of the best ever Commonwealth Games, no-one knows how to celebrate like Glasgow and the St Andrew’s Day events in George Square will allow all the family to take part. We have something for everyone available in the heart of the city from the very traditional through to more modern representations of Scottish culture. It will be a St Andrew’s Day to remember for all the family.”
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, said: “St Andrew’s Day marks the start of Scotland’s Winter Festivals and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all that is great about Scotland – including our thriving contemporary culture, our rich heritage and our world-renowned warm and friendly welcome.
“That’s why, once again, we are encouraging Scots and Scots at heart from around the world to join us in celebrating our national day at one of hundreds of brilliant events and attractions taking place across Scotland – including at Glasgow Loves St Andrew’s Day, which has an exciting line-up of St Andrew’s Day themed activities.”
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