Happy New Year and Welcome to Scotland! What's Going on in January.

Emily Goetsch Student Services Officer


January 4, 2018

Welcome 2018 and welcome Arcadia Scotland students! We have a busy month here in Scotland with students arriving to attend the University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Andrews University and Stirling University.  We are thrilled to meet everyone over the course of orientations and hope that our orientation events inspire you to go out and explore on your own.

To get you started, we have compiled a list of events that are taking place in January in and around your universities.  We hope to see and hear about your adventures and explorations, so let us know what you've been up to!


Scottish ballet: the nutcracker

17-20 january, his majesty's theatre, 2:30 or 7:30pm

Enjoy Peter Darrell's production of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet.

scottish warrior exhibition

throughout january, king's museum

Curated by Aberdeen students, this exhibition looks at how Scottish warriors have been presented historically.

bbc scottish symphony orchestra

21 January, His Majesty's Theatre, 3pm

Enjoy music from one of Europe's best orchestra.


Burns night ceilidh

26-27 January, Lauriston hall, 8pm

Dance the night away to celebrate Scotland's most famous bard.

French impressionism

Throughout january, National Gallery of scotland

See some of Impressionism's most famous artists and works at Edinburgh's main gallery.

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Tuesdays in January, monkey barrel comedy, 7pm

New material from some of Scotland's best comedians, as well as an international crowd.


Banff mountain film festival world tour

King's theatre, 14 january, 7pm

Check out some of the year's best adventure films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

celtic connections

throughout january, various venues and times

This festival highlights some of the best of Scottish music and Glasgow's best venues.

burrell at kelvingrove: tapestries

throughout january, kelvingrove art gallery & museum

A display of Sir William Burrell's tapestries from around the world.

St Andrews

byre world18: the faces we lost

31 January, byre theatre, 6pm

Part of the Byre World programme, a collaboration between the Byre Theatre and the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews.

Enclosure design for eclectic diners: Plants in zoos

9 january, university of st andrews, 7:30pm

Talk by Simon Jones, formerly of the Edinburgh Zoo.

Fife food festival

28 january, younger hall

Enjoy fresh produce and dishes from local vendors.


lego: jacobite risings at stirling castle

throughout january, stirling castle

Visit Stirling Castle and check out the LEGO model depicting its history.

an audience with john stahl

20 January, coach house theatre, 2:30 and 7:30pm

A performance and talk by one of Scotland's most accomplished actors.

Revel with Rabbie

27-28 january, stirling castle, 12pm

Celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns at the castle.