From Friday 23rd November to Sunday 2nd December, East Lothian is delighted to be staging The Saltire 2012, celebrating its fame as Home of the Scottish Flag. Great activities and events throughout the county are planned to appeal to visitors and local people alike.
BUILDING ON THE SUCCESSFUL EVENTS OF THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS, The Saltire 2012 has been expanded to a nine day festival of music culture and heritage.
Saturday 1st DecemberBarbara Dickson in Concert
with Nick Holland support by Alex Hodgson
St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington - 7.30 pm
Ticket Price: £20/£18
Barbara Dickson is one of Scotland's most famous exports with a career spanning more than 30 years. Now returning to her roots, Barbara will draw on her early years in folk clubs for an enchanting evening with her distinctive interpretation of the very best of Scottish music. She will be accompanied by Nick Holland, and support will be by East Lothian's own Alex Hodgson.
Photograph © Brian Aris
Monday 26th November - Wednesday 28th November
Saltire Education Events
A competition with local primary schools to sing "Touch the Sky". The winning school will record the song at Castlesound Studios and perform the song at the Scottish Music and Literature Ceremony on Sunday 2nd December.
A competition for the High Schools to take part in "Stramash" a new Scottish board game with the winning school taking part at the Scottish Archery Centre at Fenton Barns.
All primary schools will take part in a St. Andrew's Day school lunch menu, and there will be prizes for the best Saltire themed dining room, as well as a quiz about The Saltire and the Birthplace of the Flag.
Sunday 25th November - Sunday 2nd December
Feast 'n' Folk
A selection of East Lothian's top restaurants and bars are celebrating St. Andrew's Day with special menus accompanied by the best of Scottish (in its broadest sense) musical entertainment.
More details online and from the venues.
Among the restaurants and bars taking part are:
The Old Aberlady Inn - Sunday 25th November 5-8pm - with Jim Wilson and Stuart Davie
The Rocks, Dunbar - Thursday 29 November - 8pm - with the Gary Martin Blues Band
The Goth, Prestonpans - Friday 30th November - 8pm - with Yard of Ale
The Hopetoun Arms, Ormiston - Friday 30th November - 8pm - with The Homecoming String band
The Ship Inn, North Berwick - Friday 30th November - 8pm - with "The Missing Years"
The Garvald Inn - Saturday 1st December - 8pm - with David Gibb
The Tyneside Tavern, Haddington - Sunday 2nd December - 3-6pm - with Dougie McQuillan
More to be announced...................
Friday 30th November
The Saltire 2012 Raceday
Doors Open 10.30 am
First Race 12.10 pm
Last race 3.30pm
Enjoy a great day out at the races with the added bonus of The Pryde of East Lothian Pipe Band and Dancers. Dress up or dress down, bet a little or a lot at this 5* attraction.
More details at www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk