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Issue 46 - ScotlandEvents

Scotland Magazine Issue 46
August 2009


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December 31, 2009
Enjoy Scotland’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations with a variety of events across the
country. From a true Glasgow welcome in George Square to Stonehaven’s colourful fireball
procession; from the spectacular surroundings of Stirling Castle’s Esplanade to soaking up
the family atmosphere at Oban’s Hogmanay Street party.

The Enchanted Forest:
Scottish Myths and Legends
October 16-November 1, 2009
Faskally Wood by Pitlochry
Now in its eighth year Perthshire’s renowned Enchanted Forest sound and light show will
again be a feast for the senses during the Year of Homecoming.

Edinburgh’s Christmas
27 November-25 December 2009
Activity is centred around Princes Street
Gardens. The Light Night, the Traditional
German Christmas Market, Santa’s Reindeer
Garden, The Edinburgh Wheel, The Great
Scottish Santa Run and Winter Wonderland
and more that make Edinburgh’s Christmas
the ultimate festive experience.
St Andrew’s Festival
November 23-30, 2009
St Andrews, Fife
An eclectic and colourful programme of
festivities celebrating the feast day of
Scotland’s patron saint with the very best
culture and cuisine. Highlights include live
music, a street ceilidh and the traditional
Torch Light Procession.
Scottish International
Storytelling Festival: Homelands
October 23-November 1, 2009
Join Scotland’s finest storytellers and
international guests for a 10-day celebration
of tales and songs of homelands, right at the
heart of Scotland’s festival city.
October 28-November 22, 2009
North East Scotland’s Festival of New Music.
An eclectic range of music presented
through concerts, talks, installations,
workshops, using both conventional and
unusual venues.
Royal Scottish National
November 6, 7 and 28, 2009
Glasgow and Edinburgh
The RSNO continues to celebrate Scotland’s
Year of Homecoming through performances
with Scotland’s classical superstar, Nicola
Benedetti, and a St Andrew’s celebration
with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham to end
the year of festivities.
Homecoming Live:
The Final Fling
November 28-29, 2009
Aunique extravaganza that celebrates
Scotland’s contribution to the worldwide
music scene. The centrepiece of the
programme will take place at the SECC
featuring internationally renowned,
homegrown artists.