Christmas lights switch-on Milngavie

St Andrew's Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-On Milngavie
St Andrew's Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-On Milngavie

An exciting new event which celebrates Scottish culture and heritage is being held in Milngavie the same day as the Christmas lights switch-on.

The St Andrew’s Festival, organised by Milngavie Business Improvement District (BID), will take place in the heart of Milngavie on Saturday, December 3, from 12pm until 6.30pm.

The town will be filled with Scottish music, Highland dancing, a pipe band parade, free tasting of Scotland’s Natural Larder dishes, Scottish market, ceilidh music and an official winter lights “switch on” with Alistair Kellock, former Scotland rugby captain.

To keep the little ones entertained, the BID has organised arts and craft activities, puppet storytelling, face painting and even special appearances from Disney’s Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf!

For those looking to celebrate St Andrew’s Day with the whole family, Scotland’s Natural Larder will be providing a selection of seasonal recipes, as well as showcasing the range of game products with cooking and preparation suggestions for each dish.

Free sampling of mouth-watering dishes will be available to taste throughout the day. Some of the recipes from Scotland’s Natural Larder, will be available to purchase from the local shops, as well as local restaurants providing traditional Scottish cuisine.

St Andrew’s Festival in Milngavie has received support as a part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events funded by EventScotland.

Ania Surma BID Coordinator said: “With support from the Scotland’s Winter Festivals we are ready to celebrate everything that Scotland has to offer and bring some sparkle and excitement to our community.

“If you would like to find out more about Scottish heritage, history and culture this is a fun and family friendly event to mark St Andrew’s Day.”

To mark Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, the full event programme, along with timings and an event map, will be available on the BID’s innovative Our Buzz Milngavie app, specially designed to guide people around Milngavie village. 

The Our Buzz app is a new tool that helps you find the most relevant information about events, activities and deals in the local area, as well as tips on the West Highland Way and local attractions.

To find out more about the St. Andrews Festival in Milngavie simply download the BID’s free and innovative Our Buzz App