January 2014 Events

Events across Scotland in January 2014.

Homecoming Scotland 2014

The year-long programme of events will be celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!

Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Edinburgh's Christmas

One of Europe's finest Christmas festivals returns with a month-long programme bringing warmth and festive cheer to Edinburgh as the city transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Activity is centred around the world-renowned Princes Street Gardens.

Glasgow on ice

Show off your ice-dancing moves on one of the largest outdoor ice rinks in Europe.

Scotland Sings

Scotland Sings takes place throughout the year, giving visitors the chance to sing in public through a series of events around the country.

Irn-bru carnival

Now into the 93rd year, IRN-BRU Carnival is Europe’s largest indoor fun fair, which will feature over 60 rides and attractions apart from new and exciting additions to cater to thrill seekers, families and kids.

Stirling's Hogmanay

A New Year's Eve gala of traditional music and entertainment, complimented by a spectacular firework display. Entertainment also takes place at the Tolbooth.

Scalloway Fire Festival

A torchlit procession and galley burning, with music, dances and performance in various venues.

Burning the Clavie

Evening historical event in Burghead that takes place every 11th January

Burning of the Clavie

Ancient traditions are rekindled at this ancient fire festival. For more information on the ceremony see the web site.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrating the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe.

Aberdeen's 50+ Festival

A widely-varied programme of events aimed at people over 50, with equal emphasis on entertainment and education.

Big Burns Supper

Big Burns Supper is the latest attraction in contemporary arts, which provides a platform for quality production and artistic ambition centred on Burns Night Celebrations, creating a massive community wide event for visitors and locals alike.

Up Helly Aa

This traditional Viking festival in the Shetland Isles is a thrilling celebration of the isles’ rich Norse heritage.

Kingussie Food on Film Festival

A feast of local food, celebrity chefs, short films, documentaries and features to make you laugh, make you think and make you hungry!

British Dance

This popular dance event brings together 350 UK and international dance promoters to Scotland. Other attarctions include talks, seminars and events which showcase the best professional dance of all styles being made by dance artists from across the UK.

straw bear festival

The Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.