Celebrate St Andrew’s Day in the Outer Hebrides

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Locals across The Outer Hebrides are being encouraged to get out and about this St Andrew’s Day by taking advantage of a wealth of offers and activities available to celebrate Scotland’s national day on November 30th.

Calanais Visitor Centre on the Isle of Lewis and Western Isles Wildlife on North Uist are just some of the St Andrew’s Day Out attractions with free entry, two for one or kids go free incentives.

Many of the incentives will allow families to enjoy a day out for almost half the price, with several free events including storytelling sessions from Ian Stephen, poetry readings from Christine De Luca and a book bug session taking place across the Isles across St Andrew’s Day weekend 28-30 November.

St Andrew’s Day is the perfect opportunity to grab family, friends and loved ones to discover all the hidden gems on your doorstep and at over 200 attractions across Scotland ranging from the Highlands to the Borders, Central Belt to Western Isles.

Historic Scotland is also giving away thousands of tickets to 35 of Scotland’s top heritage attractions like Edinburgh and Stirling Castles through an online pre-registration scheme.

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, said: “With more offers available than ever before, St Andrew’s Day Out 2014 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all that is great about Scotland this November – including our thriving contemporary culture, our rich heritage and our world-renowned warm and friendly welcome.

“Marking the start of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, once again we are encouraging Scots and Scots at heart from around the world to join us in celebrating our national day through St Andrew’s Day Out 2014.

“Here in The Outer Hebrides, special and free entry for an eclectic range of attractions and venues offer the chance for everyone to get involved.”

There will also be thousands of free tickets on offer for some of Scotland’s top historic attractions including Edinburgh and Stirling Castle across St Andrew’s Day weekend.

To find out what’s on across Scotland this St Andrew’s Day, and download your event vouchers, visit here