CELEBRATE ST ANDREWS DAY AT THE SALTIRE FESTIVAL

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SCOTLAND AT ITS BEST – CELEBRATE ST ANDREWS DAY AT THE SALTIRE FESTIVAL

The Saltire Festival is back for 2016 to celebrate St. Andrews Day and the Home of the Flag bringing together people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s fascinating heritage, wonderful culture, delicious food & drink traditions, best of Scottish music, arts, food & drink, innovation and entertainment. To celebrate, there are a number of exciting events taking place around the county, everything from Horse Racing and Night Golf, to Music and Comedy. We are delighted to announce our programme of events for this year’s Saltire Festival taking place from 24-30 November, details below.

The Saltire Festival

24 – 30 November 2016

The #SaltireBlue Tour

The festival ties in with the national Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and there will be some interesting lighting effects appearing on key landmarks and festival venues across the county as part of the #SaltireBlue tour – to highlight both East Lothian’s great attractions and its architectural wonders.  This includes the Kelpie Maquettes which will be hosted at Musselburgh Racecoure and will be lit blue for visitors to admire. The maquettes were scale models of the Kelpies used as a construction guide for the full-size versions which are on permanent display at Helix Park in Falkirk. Other venues and landmarks to be announced!

Thursday 24 November

·     Saltire Raceday – Musselburgh Racecourse

Enjoy a day of racing at one of UK’s most stylish racecourses.

Doors open at 10.30am, first race 12.55pm, last race 3.35pm

Tickets – Adult £20, Concession £15

Fish & Chip Package – £35, Pommery Pop Package – £35, Aberdeen Angus Burger & Beer Package – £35

Tickets available at www.musselburghracecourse.co.uk

·     Scotland on Film – The Brunton, Musselburgh 7.30pm

Showing of the movie ‘Trainspotting’.  A chance to refresh your memory of the cult classic film based on Irvine Welsh’s novel, ahead of the release of Trainspotting 2.

Pre screening supper available in the Bistro

Tickets – Early bird £5 until 30th September, normal price thereafter £7.50 adult, £6.50 concession

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·     Prestonpans Battlefield: The Waverley Tour! – leaving from Prestonpans Train Station
Step back to the Victorian age, when tourists flock along the new railway to explore the battlefield made famous in Walter Scott’s hit novel Waverley!  Tours are FREE!

Friday 25 November

·     The Foxlake Tartan Trail – Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar

Part of the Foxlake Fox Trail Running Series – a 10k night run with competitors asked to dress in Tartan and run through the forest lit blue to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day.

·     The Saltire Whisky Dinner – The Macdonald Marine Hotel

7pm for 7.30pm

An evening of delicious, locally sourced produce accompanied by Scotland’s national drink.

Tickets – £35 per head

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·     The Saltire Ceilidh – Archerfield Walled Garden

7.30pm

A fun family Scottish ceilidh with the ‘Smoking Barrel Ceildih Band’ accompanied by a locally sourced Scottish supper.

Tickets – £12.50

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 031 665 2240

·      The Saltire Live  – The Brunton

7.30pm

An evening of entertainment compared by The Big Yin Revisited and headlined by ‘Simple Minded’ supported by local musical talent.

Tickets – Adult £14, Concession £12

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·     Prestonpans Battlefield: The Waverley Tour! – leaving from Prestonpans Train Station
Step back to the Victorian age, when tourists flock along the new railway to explore the battlefield made famous in Walter Scott’s hit novel Waverley!  Tours are FREE!

 

Saturday 26 November

·     Scotland’s Golf Coast Twilight Golf – Dunbar Golf Club

From 5pm

Using LED balls and markers, this technological innovation opens up a whole new experience of Scotland’s national game. A social night of fun, encouraging golfer’s of all abilities to get involved.

Team entry £65, Individual £20

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·     The Saltire Concert – The Brunton, Musselburgh

7.30pm

An evening headlined by Treacherous Orchestra, supported by Skerryvore and local musical talent.

Tickets – Adult £15, Concession £13

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·      The Epicurean Adventure – Corn Exchange, Haddington – 5pm-10pm

A celebration of all of East Lothian and Scotland’s local produce, accompanied by cookery demonstrations and ides of how to create your very own St. Andrew’s menu.

Tickets – £6 available in person from Haddington Wines, Joe Forte Sports & Hilary’s Deli.

·     Scotland through the Ages – The Brunton, Musselburgh

11am – 3pm

Historical re-enactors, with performances and workshops throughout the day telling the tale of Scotland’s history and how our innovations impacted the world.

Tickets – £5 per adult, kids free

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

 

Sunday 27 November

·         Saltire Comedy Club – MacDonald Marine, North Berwick

An afternoon and evening of Scottish comedy from 2pm to 9pm in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of the Bass Rock.  A fun day for all the family concluding with a spectacular fireworks display!

2pm – 4pm

Comedy Club 4Kids – Featuring children’s entertainment.

Tickets £5 adults, kids go free.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

5pm – 9pm

The Saltire Stand-Up

Headlined by Fred Maccaulay with performances by Paolo Martini and stand up comedy with Jo Caulfield, Mark Nelson, Stu and Gary and Gareth Waugh Tickets – Early Bird £14 until 30th September, normal price thereafter £17.50

Tickets available www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·     Saltire Taste & Talk – Colstoun House  11am – 6pm

Taste talk sessions throughout the day with Wendy Barrie, Mary Contini, Sue Lawrence, Christopher Trotter and Mark Greenaway

Tickets – Early Bird Ticket £10 until 30th September, normal price thereafter £12.50

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

·     Saltire Trad Fest – Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington

4pm – 8pm

Headlined by Blazin Fiddles and featuring local traditional talent

Tickets – Early bird £12 until 30th September, normal price thereafter £16

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

Monday 28 November

·         An audience with Trina Gavan

A key Scottish speaker hosted in one of East Lothian’s most unique venues.

Tuesday 29 November

·         Significance of the Saltire & Scottish Heraldry – Star Room, John Gray Centre, Haddington

Wednesday 30 November

·         St. Andrew’s Day Concert – St. Mary’s Church, Haddington

6.30pm

A selection of choral and classical music performances to conclude the festival.   Featuring performances from Alex Hodgson, Uke Can Do It, East Lothian Schools Orchestra and Preston Lodge Ceilidh Band.

Tickets – Early Bird £4 until 30th September, normal price thereafter £6

Tickets available at www.thebrunton.co.uk or Tel: 0131 665 2240

 

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