To celebrate St Andrew’s Day (November 30), we take a look back at how Scotland's patron saint has been honoured in Edinburgh over the years.
To celebrate St Andrew’s Day (November 30), we take a look back at how Scotland's patron saint has been honoured in Edinburgh over the years.

St Andrew’s Day: 13 photos showing how Edinburgh celebrated Scotland's patron saint over the years

To mark St Andrew’s Day, we take a look back at how Scotland's patron saint has been honoured in Edinburgh over the years.

Falling on November 30 each year, St Andrew's Day sees Scots commemorate a patron saint immortalised at the heart of Scottish heritage and culture – with Saint Andrew’s presence seen in everything from the Scottish Saltire flag to St Andrew’s University.

That said, not an awful lot is known of our patron saint. Andrew of Apostle (Saint Andrew) is believed to have been born in Galilee, Israel in between 5 AD and 10 AD while it was under the domain of the Roman Empire.

Scroll through our photo galley to see how St Andrew’s Day has been celebrated in Edinburgh through the years.

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