Damp start to Edinburgh’s winter festivities

Edinburgh’s winter festival season has had a wet start, as St Andrew’s Day celebrations were forced indoors by bad weather.

Edinburgh.

Edinburgh. Image by Saskia Heijltjes / CC BY-SA 2.0

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and the 29 or 30 November is celebrated with dances, festivals, poetry and dishes including haggis. But several outdoor events, including a nativity concert and a ceilidh, were moved indoors due to wet and windy conditions. Snow is forecast for several parts of Scotland this week.

Edinburgh’s winter festival season traditionally begins with St Andrew’s Day, and related events, a big wheel and Christmas markets follow it in the run-up to Hogmanay, one of the largest New Year’s parties in the world.

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