The St Andrew's Day Celebrations will take place in over one incredible weekend, all commemorating the origins of our shared history. Town and gown will come together in one display of celebration, bringing music, dance, books, food and drink, history, golf and much more to the centre of          St Andrews.



Family Day Out  

St Andrews is the perfect place to celebrate St Andrew's Day! This year, on Saturday 28 November. A whole afternoon of open-air events will take place along a 250-metre stretch of Market Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day. The afternoon is a celebration not just of traditional Scotland, but also of modern, multicultural Scottish society. All events are FREE OF CHARGE.


The History of St Andrews Day 

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

In the Middle Ages, the relics of Saint Andrew were brought to a small seaside town called ‘Kilrymont.’ In recognition of the importance of these religious artefacts, the town was renamed St Andrews, and a massive cathedral was built to provide a resting place for him. St Andrews became one of the main pilgrimage points in Europe.

Volunteering Opportunities 

The success of the St Andrew's Day Celebrations would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. If you would like to be involved please reach out to Toby Phimister at We look forward to hearing from you!