Sunday, 29 November 2009


Finale Celebrations -

At A Glance


30 November -

St Andrew's Day

Here is a list of Homecoming Scotland Finale Celebration Events taking place on November 30th, Scotland's national day:

East Renfrewshire’s St Andrew’s Day Festival - Giffnock
This new festival in East Renfrewshire will involve local musicians and internationally renowned Scottish bands performing music and rhythms which explore our linked heritage with other Celtic countries.

Stirling’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations - Stirling
Stirling celebrates the finale of Homecoming Scotland 2009 by hosting an exciting range of events.

Dear Mister Burns... - Irvine
A unique collection of handwritten letters to Irvine Burns Club from prominent figures, including Dickens, Garibaldi, Roosevelt, and Connery, provides the core for a celebration weekend of ceilidhs, concerts and entertainment across Irvine.

Dumfries Fling – The Reel Thing - Dumfries
Enjoy a feast of music, culture and street theatre in the heart of Dumfries.

St Andrew’s Weekend Homecoming Finale - Ayr, Troon, Prestwick, Girvan
Celebrate Homecoming Scotland’s Finale weekend in the home of Scotland’s national bard.

St Andrews Festival 2009 – Scotland’s Celebration St Andrews
Join us in the historic town of St Andrews to celebrate Scotland’s patron saint.

St Andrew’s Celebrations - Blairgowrie
Celebrate St Andrew’s Day in the picturesque setting of Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Martin Boyce: ‘What You See Is Where You’re At’ - Edinburgh
In celebration of contemporary Scottish art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art marks the beginning of its fiftieth anniversary during Homecoming Year by unveiling a major new work by Scottish artist Martin Boyce.

Renfrewshire Celebrates St Andrew’s Day - Paisley
Experience a truly Scottish series of events featuring a St Andrew’s Farmers’ Market, the Alternative Highland Games, storytelling activities, opportunities to research your family history and an evening of traditional Scottish music and dance at a St Andrew’s ceilidh.

St Andrew’s ‘DO’ - Edinburgh
Edinburgh celebrates Scotland’s National Day and the finale of Homecoming Scotland 2009 with an exciting programme of events.

Land of the Standing Stones: Celebrating St Andrew’s Day - Aberdeenshire
Renowned fiddler Paul Anderson has created a new tune in celebration of the landscape and cultural traditions of the north east.

Aberdeen’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations - Aberdeen City
On St Andrew's Day, Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom will come alive with a traditional ceilidh featuring all your favourite dances played and sung by top class ceilidh band, Shindig.

Homecoming Borders Banquet - Scottish Borders
Homecoming Borders Banquet is a ten day celebration of the world-class food which comes from this beautiful part of Scotland.

St Andrew’s Day Celebration - Edinburgh
Enjoy the best of traditional Scots and Gaelic instrumental music and song on St Andrew’s Night 2009 in McEwan Hall.

St Andrew’s Day Debating Championships - Edinburgh
Fast becoming one of the main events on the University debating calendar, this year’s St Andrew’s Day Debating Championship has an exciting twist, with each team comprising a University and School speaker, paired together on the day.

Burns Cottage Free Preview - Alloway
An exclusive free preview of the newly refurbished birthplace of Robert Burns.

Burnsong - Edinburgh
Burnsong, Scotland’s song writing competition, celebrates Scotland’s Year of Homecoming with a showcase concert in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew’s Day.

Zig Zag: The Paths of Robert Burns - Glasgow
For the first time ever, some of the 36,000 objects from Scotland's national collection of treasures associated with Robert Burns will be brought together in a major touring exhibition.

This Is Who We Are - Edinburgh
This exhibition demonstrates the strong influence of Scots abroad when they travelled and named 1000 Canadian towns after their homeland.

Homecoming Trad Music Sessions - Across Scotland
Over 300 Homecoming Trad Music Sessions will take place across the country throughout the year celebrating the contribution of traditional music to Scottish culture.

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