St Andrews Day Scottish Festival

2nd December, Perth City Centre

Perth’s St Andrew’s Day Festival returns this year in a big, loud, exciting blend of award-winning live music, great Scottish food and a few wee drams to get the party going! So grab your saltire, dust off your party kilt and hit the streets of Perth City Centre to enjoy a day unlike other, this is an event not to be missed!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect this year. 

Mad Ferret

12:05 – 12:40

Perth’s very own Mad Ferret Band are known on the Scottish music scene for their hard-hitting blend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast mandolin solos”, tight vocal harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving guitar sounds.

They are an extremely hard working band performing an average of 180 gigs a year in intimate venues, cavernous concert halls & frantic festivals, both at home and abroad.

The Cutkelvins

15:00 – 15:40

As seen on series 14 of the X Factor, the Cutkelvins are a three-piece group consisting of siblings Shereen, Kyle and Jay Cutkelvin, from Lanark. Shereen was previously a member of the girl group Neon Jungle, who achieved four top twenty singles in the United Kingdom.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

15:50 – 16:55

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries it’s own health warning – the Chilli Pipers are back in Perth City Centre to rock our Scottish festival this December!

The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’.


Street Entertainers

Clanadonia are a Drums & Pipes band with a difference – their music, passion, culture, history, people, ancestral bloodlines – are all bonded within the music.

They are Scotland’s hardest working tribal drums and pipe band and their members have been entertaining for over 20 years with countless credits in stage, screen, radio and TV.

Their high energy blend of tribal rhythms, bagpipes and tartan clad mayhem has wowed audiences across the globe.

Deacon Blues

12:50 – 13:35

Deacon Blues is the only Deacon Blue tribute band. Hailing from Scotland, they will be playing the songs of Deacon Blue at venues all over the UK.

Perth/Vale of Atholl Pipe Band

17:00 – 17:10

Some of Perthshire’s finest pipe bands will be playing at our Scottish Festival. The Perth Pipe Band and the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band will bring our festival to a close after a short speech from the Provest.

Solid Gold Scotland

13:45 – 14:45

The self-proclaimed ‘best Scottish rock and pop tribute show in the world’ is coming to rock our stage this weekend.

Scottish Street Market

Sample some of the finest food and drink from Scotland’s natural larder.

Crafts and Christmas Goodies

Our Scottish market is the perfect place for a spot of Christmas shopping! Browse our range of Scottish crafts and artisan good to find the perfect present for that special someone.

Food and Drink

A huge range of Scottish food & drink producers will be joining us. From locally produced gin and wine to cheese crafted in the Hebrides. There’s something for every palate at our Scottish market!

The Fun Doesn’t Stop There!

Don’t forget the Perth winter Festival is bursting with events, celebrations and festivities from around Perth & Kinross.

Perth Christmas Market 16th – 2nd December

The unique shopping atmosphere of a Christmas market comes to Perth for two weeks. With a range of stallholders offering gift ideas and treats it’s the perfect place to come for festival shopping.

Find out more here.

Perth Lantern Parade

A lantern parade involving school pupils, churches and community groups. There will be daytime workshops to make your own lantern, before you participate in this parade through the city centre.

Find out more here. 

Perth Santa Run – 8th December

Santa Claus is most definitely coming to town this December, when hundreds of costumed runners will once again travel to Perth for the annual Perth Santa Run.

Find out more here.

Winter Festival Brochure

Getting Here

Perth is the most accessible city in Scotland with fantastic road, bus and rail links. Scone Palace is just two miles North of Perth City Centre.

By Car/Park and Ride

Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness. There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.

For information on park and ride here

Find out more about parking in Perth City Centre here.

By Bus

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.

By Train

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes.Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals.

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