St Andrew's Day activities 2022: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

What activities were organised in 2022 to celebrate or utilise St Andrew's day in a) each of the Scottish Government's international hubs b) Scotland House in London c) government led events in Scotland to mark St Andrew's Day in 2022.


Response to points A and B:

The table below sets out events held by Scottish Government international offices (including Scotland House London) to mark St. Andrews Day 2022.



Ministerial Attendance


St Andrew’s Day Ball (Postponed – COVID-19, rescheduled to 18 March 2023)


Joint Alumni Event to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, partnered with Chevening Team (Postponed COVID-19, rescheduled to 16 February 2023)



St Andrew’s Day reception (partnered with Rhineland-Palatinate)

Cabinet Secretary for Culture

Céolas – Scottish Music Nights inaugural concert


Scotland Europa lecture (organised by Scotland Europa Ltd/held in Scotland House Brussels)

Minister for Culture

St Andrew’s Day concert and reception


St Andrew’s Day engagements with a trade and investment focus organised by the Scottish Government and Scottish Development International

Minister for Trade


St Andrew’s Day reception

Minister for Transport


Flag raising and reception (partner with Ottawa Scottish Society, to mark both St Andrew’s Day and Ontario Scottish Heritage Day)



St Andrew’s Day food & drink showcase reception (partnered with SDI and Label Rouge Salmon)

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs

Washington DC

St Andrew’s Day reception for alumni and GlobalScots, New York


The Scottish Government International Network marked St Andrew’s Day with a social media campaign, which ran from 23 November – 3 December 2022. The social media content comprised of Brand Scotland marketing campaign materials reflecting Scotland’s values, along with information on incountry stakeholder events where applicable.

Response to point C:
The Scottish Government led no events in Scotland to mark St. Andrew's Day 2022

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