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Published: Friday 18th August 2017


The Saltire Festival is back for 2017 to celebrate St. Andrews Day and the Home of the Flag.

The festival runs from 30 Nov - 3 Dec and will bring people from all over the world to celebrate Scotland's fascinating heritage, wonderful culture, delicious food & drink traditions and the best of Scottish music, arts, innovation and entertainment.

There are a number of exciting events taking place around the county, allowing visitors to experience the stunning beaches, rolling countryside and pristine towns and villages of East Lothian.

The Brunton is working in partnership with the Saltire Festival to bring a selection of this year’s entertainment to venues across the county. Traditional music, film and comedy events include:

St Andrew’s Day Trad Fest: Breabach

Barluath, East Lothian Massed Pipes And Drums

Thu 30 Nov 7pm | £18 (£16) £10 Under 18 | National Museum Of Flight, East Fortune

Winners of Folk Band of the Year and Album of Year at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards and this year nominated Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Scotland on Film: Tommy’s Honour (PG)

Thu 30 Nov 2.30pm | £7.50 (£6.50) | The Brunton

At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew quickly to outshine his father’s, but his personal choices would ultimately drive a wedge between them.

Scotland on Film: Churchill (PG)

Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm | £7.50 (£6.50) | The Brunton

June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill.

Candlelight Concert: Rura & Joy Dunlop

Fri 1 Dec 7pm | £14 (£12) | Seton Collegiate Church, Longniddry

Rura’s exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar combined with contemporary yet traditional Gaelic music and song performed by Joy Dunlop.

Skerryvore: The Saltire Live

Fri 1 Dec 7.30pm | £18 (£16) | The Brunton

The 2016 Scottish Traditional Music Live Act of the Year, blend pipes, whistles, fiddle and much more to produce a mix of soulful songs and rousing tune sets, guaranteed to get feet tapping!

Eddi Reader: Saltire Festival 2017

Sat 2 Dec 7.30pm | £25

One of Scotland’s most prolific and instantly recognisable voices with a remarkable career. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sun 3 Dec 2.30pm | £5 | Marine Hotel, North Berwick

The best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families - but without the rude bits!

Craig Hill and Friends: The Saltire Stand Up

Sun 3 Dec 6pm | £16 (£14) | Marine Hotel, North Berwick

A special one off event where Craig Hill welcomes to the stage, guest comedians from both on and off screen for a night of the very best in Scottish stand-up comedy. Hosted by Jo Jo Sutherland.