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St Andrews Day 2018

  • 30 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
  • Various Locations Across Edinburgh

St Andrews Day is fast approaching and there's a whole host of exciting events across Edinburgh to celebrate Scotland's national day. Read on to discover what's happening... 

St Andrew's Night Supper & Ceilidh

Contini St Andrew Ceilidh

Thursday 29 November
The Scottish Café by Contini

Contini are delighted to announce their first ever St Andrew's Night Ceilidh in the Scottish Café. Celebrate all things Scottish with a Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky dram, delicious traditional Scottish fayre, then dance your socks off with Contini's in house ceilidh band.

Tickets to this unmissable event include a welcome whisky cocktail, three courses, nip of Glenfiddich 12yo whisky and ceilidh. The locally produced haggis will be piped in and addressed, taken with a wee dram. Following supper is the traditional ceilidh by Shenanigans who are always guaranteed to get you dancing.

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The Frying Scotsman Burger

Frying Scotsman

Burger and Beers
Available throughout November

For a real taste of Scotland this St Andrew's Day head to Burgers and Beers and try their Frying Scotsman burger. This succulent Aberdeen Angus Burger is topped with a haggis fritter (caught fresh on Arthur’s Seat every morning), onion rings and mature Scottish cheddar, served with a deliciously creamy peppercorn sauce. Pair it with an Irn Bru and you’re a true Scot! 

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St Andrews Day at The Dunstane Houses

Dunstane Houses Ba Bar

The Dunstane Houses
Friday 30 November

The Dunstane Houses mark our national day in suitably Scottish style, with an evening of song, feasting and a few drams of the good stuff.

Enjoy whisky or gin cocktail on arrival, soundtracked by the resident Piper, followed by a three-course Scottish dinner of proper Cullen skink and Orkney steak pie and locally grown veg, ending with an indulgent Orkney fudge cheese cake. You'll also get an expert-led whisky tasting experience between courses.

Finally, dance the night away with live music from a local folk band to see the night out in style.

Scottish Specials at Cuckoo's Bakery

Cuckoos St Andrews Day

Cuckoo's Bakery, Dundas Street and Bruntsfield Place

Cuckoo's Bakery is getting into the spirit of St Andrews day with a beautiful range of Scottish themed cupcakes. They are offering two delicious flavours made with locally sourced ingredients: Vanilla & Whisky; and Heather, White Chocolate and Honey. They will also have their showstopper Scottish box, featuring their saltire cupcakes and their superstar Highland Coo. 

Free entry to Edinburgh and Craigmillar Castle (limited availability) 

Edinburgh Castle Day

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November

Every year on St Andrews Day weekend Historic Scotland throw their gates open to two of Edinburgh's iconic landmarks - Edinburgh Castle and Craigmillar Castle. Demand is very high so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. 

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