East Lothian Council

Saltire Festival a success

Published Tuesday 5th December 17

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East Lothian’s Saltire Festival has enjoyed another successful year.

The Saltire Festival, which has run every November since 2009, marks St Andrew’s Day and invites residents and visitors to celebrate the best of Scottish music, culture, food and drink. The Festival is supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme.  

Highlights this year included its opening St Andrew’s Day Tradfest concert, performed under the wings of Concorde at the National Museum of Flight; a Candlelight Concert; an evening with Eddi Reader; and comedy clubs for both children and adults. New for this year was Saltire After Dark, which included Twilight Golf, Saltire Night Zip lining and 10k nocturnal night runs at Foxlake Adventures near Dunbar, which were sold out events.

Councillor John McMillan, Cabinet Spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism said:

“Initial sales figures indicate that once again, The Saltire Festival has been a resounding success. The Saltire Festival truly showcases the best that Scotland and East Lothian has to offer, right here at the birthplace of our national flag. It was particularly appropriate that this year’s festival tied in with the national Year of History, Heritage and Architecture, offering audiences an insight into our local history. 

“We will be carrying out a Visitor survey and economic impact report that will look more closely at where bookers have come from and how this has benefited East Lothian, and I look forward to seeing those results in due course.”

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