January is a quiet month as the days are short and everyone has to get their heads down after the festivities of Hogmanay.  The average temperature is around 5 degrees but it can feel colder when the wind blows.  The mountains are likely to have snow and the ski slopes will be on tender hooks hoping for a good snow cover and plenty of skiers.

  • Music & Culture

    Burns Night Celebrations

    You’ll find plenty of opportunities to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard. The traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties is usually accompanied by poetry, song and of course a few drams. Burns Suppers will be held throughout Scotland on the 25th of January.

    Up Helly Aa

    This festival takes place at the end of January in Shetland. The day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley.


    Celtic Connections

    Celtic Connections is the largest winter festival of Celtic music and brings together musicians from around the world.


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