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Perth and Kinross Council Unveil New Animal Sculpture Trail as Part of St Andrew’s Day Celebrations

Perth’s Winter Festival continues this weekend with a festive feast of St Andrew’s Day Celebrations and the unveiling of a new animal sculpture trail around the city centre.

The St Andrew’s Celebrations will kick off on Saturday at 12 noon with a stage positioned on Mill Street and a variety of Musical performances. Once the lights go down on Saturday the Animal trail will light up. More musical entertainment and a parade on the Sunday.

Provost Xander McDade said: “It was fantastic to see the huge turnout last weekend and the lift that has given families to enjoy the Christmas festivities. I’m delighted to continue with the Christmas Winter Festival celebrations where families can share the joy of Christmas and St Andrew’s Day in our beautiful city and again, all events are free to attend.” 

Speaking about the light trail Provost McDade added: “These amazing sculptures will really light up Perth this winter and create a magical atmosphere throughout the festive season.” 

Saturday will see Mark Conroy, the McAndrews Sisters, Colin Bryce, Max Popp Trio and Caledonian Carollers taking to the stage, with the entertainment continuing on Sunday with The Mad Ferret Band, Last Order and Dougie McLean bringing their Scottish music flavour, with Hue and Cry visiting the city for the first time, before the Red Hot Chilli Pipers close out the music on stage.

St Andrew’s Day Parade will complete the weekend with Provost of Perth and Kinross, Xander McDade escorted by Perth & District Pipe Band and Rhythm Wave from St John Street to Mill Street, where he will deliver his St Andrew’s Day message.

From Saturday 26th of November until mid to late January four illuminated animals – a stag, unicorn, otter and salmon – will be on display outside, Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, 2 High Street Council Building (near the corner of Tay Street) and Tay Street, opposite Perth Sheriff Court. 

For more information visit https://www.perthcity.co.uk/blog/st-andrews-day-weekend

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