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November 29, 2012
Jigging and perhaps even capering seem likely

It’s St Andrew’s Day tomorrow and there are all sorts of Saltire-flavoured shenanigans taking place across the Central Belt as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Events in Glasgow kick off on the 30th of November with Glasgow Loves St Andrew’s Day – part of the Glasgow Loves Christmas festive event programme. From noon-10pm, George Square will be bustling with a film event and concert, outdoor ceilidh and live cookery demonstrations, as well as arts and crafts, storytelling and street theatre.

Edinburgh Castle

Events in Edinburgh get underway with a St Andrew’s Day Carnival at Edinburgh Castle tomorrow. Between 7pm and 8pm the iconic landmark plays host to the St Andrew’s Day Night Time Spectacular: a light show, contemporary dance, fireworks and a unique twist on the pipes and drums – all performed on the Edinburgh landmark building.

Naturally, all the revellers will need fed and watered and the nation’s restaurateurs and cafe owners have stepped up to the plate. At The Edinburgh Larder, a set lunch and dinner menu at £25 is on offer.

Venison haggis

In Glasgow, the Ubiquitous Chip is offering a four course menu for £40 which includes its own venison haggis. It doesn’t get much more Scottish than that. You can see the full menu here.

Sister restaurant Stravaigin will be offering haggis, neeps, tatties with a dram for a tenner.

All the food offers will also run over the weekend.

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