On 1 December, Edinburgh’s Christmas took part in St Andrew’s Fair Saturday which is a new initiative delivered in a partnership between the Scottish Government and the Fair Saturday Foundation.
St Andrew’s Fair Saturday is a mass celebration of the benefits of arts and culture whilst supporting social causes. Scotland was the first country to celebrate it as a nation-wide festival in 2018. This pilot edition was a partnership between the Scottish Government and the Fair Saturday Foundation. On that day, all proceeds from Silent Light went to support three charities: Deafblind Scotland, National Deaf Children Society and Royal National Institute of Blind People. With over 3,200 people attending Silent Light that day, Edinburgh’s Christmas raised £11,807 for the charities!
For more information on St Andrew’s Fair Saturday visit – standrews.fairsaturday.org