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Spirit of Scotland Show provided by Spirit of Scotland Show

Spirit of Scotland Show
3.5
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About
Whether you are alone or with a group of friends, whether you wish to dine or just want some good fun, you will feel thoroughly at home at The Spirit of Scotland Show, a traditional Show and dinner event. Located in the heart of Edinburgh City Center (New Town), guests are welcomed by our traditional piper in full Highland Dress. The evening comprises of a four course choice menu with Haggis Tasting and also includes one drink per person.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Spirit of Scotland Show involves a rip roaring evening of traditional Scottish song and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Scottish food to delight your pallet. Our resident band and traditional Scottish Dancers provide breathtaking performances for their audience and never fail to entertain. We propose to put on a very strong show. As a former tour guide/ driver I am very much aware of my competition in Edinburgh and I feel that with the grouping I have put together in Edinburgh I can surpass my competitors. In entertainers my Master piper is Andy Coulter, he is one of the most accomplished pipers in Scotland today and one of the favored Pipers for all Royal events. He learned his trade while serving in the first battalion of the Royal Irish Guards and participates in the Trooping of the color and Beating retreat at horse guards. He has been a regular visitor to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. He has played personally for her Majesty the Queen, and members of the royal household and various state functions.Philip Henderson on vocal and guitar and fiddle player is called Jani although born in Yugoslavia he has lived all his life in Scotland and is very much known and accomplished in Scottish music circles. Our Box player originated in Dublin and resides in Edinburgh. We also have a Banjo and mandolin player. We intend to feature baby grand piano and female vocalist Sally. Our dance choreographer Lynsey will be in charge of 4-6 dancers who will participate in our show nightly. Our cast will consist of 14 including sound and lighting.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Spirit of Scotland Show involves a rip roaring evening of traditional Scottish song and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Scottish food to delight your pallet. Our resident band and traditional Scottish Dancers provide breathtaking performances for their audience and never fail to entertain. We propose to put on a very strong show. As a former tour guide/ driver I am very much aware of my competition in Edinburgh and I feel that with the grouping I have put together in Edinburgh I can surpass my competitors. In entertainers my Master piper is Andy Coulter, he is one of the most accomplished pipers in Scotland today and one of the favored Pipers for all Royal events. He learned his trade while serving in the first battalion of the Royal Irish Guards and participates in the Trooping of the color and Beating retreat at horse guards. He has been a regular visitor to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. He has played personally for her Majesty the Queen, and members of the royal household and various state functions.Philip Henderson on vocal and guitar and fiddle player is called Jani although born in Yugoslavia he has lived all his life in Scotland and is very much known and accomplished in Scottish music circles. Our Box player originated in Dublin and resides in Edinburgh. We also have a Banjo and mandolin player. We intend to feature baby grand piano and female vocalist Sally. Our dance choreographer Lynsey will be in charge of 4-6 dancers who will participate in our show nightly. Our cast will consist of 14 including sound and lighting.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42567P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • The Jam House, 5 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • The Jam House, 5 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, UK
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
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3.5
21 reviews
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mar381
Inver Grove Heights, MN1 contribution
Disappointing
Oct 2019
For the price, it certainly was far less than I expected. I felt sorry for the wait staff, the wine was watered down and the overall meal was disappointing. The best part of the show was the bagpiper, without him it would have been a 1 rating.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crystal Joy
Conesus, NY141 contributions
Theatrical production of Scottish song and dance
We were welcomed by a talented bag piper. He was one of the highlights of the evening.

The photos online vs real life are quite different. Online portrays interesting backdrops while in real life, we were taken to the basement of a jazz social club. The atmosphere felt more like a wedding reception than Scottish experience. The servers were all penguins with white dress shirts and black vests. It would have been more authentic to have the staff dressed in traditional Scottish garb.

The performers were talented and all performed to a pre-recorded soundtrack. That made everything feel stiff and staged. It would have been bette to have live music throughout the evening.

It took quite a long time after being seated for initial drink service to begin. (Extra long for my friend da next to me who asked for a beer, not wine) Meal orders were taken and when appetizers came out, it was like an auctioneer calling out for takers on the food.

The haggis ceremony was performed AFTER the haggis had been served to everyone. It seemed like an err on the part of the staff. My main meal and others around me were lukewarm or cool when served. The food was NOT piping hot. Dessert was tasty and a server was bringing around coffee/tea but ran out before they served me. She said she would be back and did not come back to offer me tea with my dessert. That was disappointing.

The dessert and coffee service happened right during the show and seemed quite disruptive since the servers were blocking views to the stage and didn’t seem in a hurry to complete their tasks.

Overall, not worth the value paid for this event. While the performers did a nice job with their parts, it was not worthy of the price paid. I was quite disappointed.
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kmariee
Calgary, Canada425 contributions
Amazing
The show was absolutely amazing and well worth the money!!
The food was also amazing, I tried haggis for the first time which I actually liked!
There was not many of us at the show that night so it was more like a private show experience which was a huge bonus.
Probably my highlight when visiting Scotland
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Coastal814816
1 contribution
Don't go...period!
Aug 2019
Tourist trap at high price. Almost embarrassing experience. Poorly organized with wait staff unsure of almost anything. Forget it. Not Scotland experience at all. Can barely get the taste of Haggis out of my mouth!
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joanne T
Ontario, Canada19 contributions
Lively & Entertaining
Sep 2019
We attended the Spirit of Scotland Show at The Jam House in mid September as part of our itinerary on our bus tour through Scotland. We were greeted at the door by a piper in traditional dress and escorted into our reserved seating. We had a good choice of meal items and wine with dinner. Right from the initial toast to the haggis to the end of the show it was full of great entertainment and entertainers. The dancers, singers and those who played instruments were super entertaining. They also included the audience in one of their dance routines. It was amusing to say the least. It would definitely recommend seeing this if you have opportunity.
Written October 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

317Rob
Livingston, NJ47 contributions
Fun show
Sep 2019 • Couples
We did this as part of a CIE tour and enjoyed the entertaining show. The food was fine and the service was great for us.
My wife is a vegetarian and there was nothing she could eat on the set menu. Our waiter who said it was his first day went out of his way to make sure she was able to eat and when he was bringing deserts out, remembered to bring her a separate dairy free desert.
I mean the place is packed, a little crazy and he totally remembered and took care of us. Thank you.

If you come upon this show; sit back, have a meal and enjoy the show.
Written September 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eden
1 contribution
Could've been better.
Sep 2019 • Family
The only reason I gave this place 3 stars was because of the dinner show. The show was awesome and funny. The food and service, however, was terrible. The waitress was rude and the food was sub-par. Wouldn't recommend.
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vit
30 contributions
Nice touristic show
Sep 2019 • Friends
Practical information:
• cost: 65 pounds
• location: most of the week, Queen St. (new town)
• menu: 1/4 starters, taster (black pudding), 1/4 main meals, dessert, coffee and one drink (only wine gets refill till the bottle is finished).

The show itself:
There are female dancers, a female singer who also plays the flute, the show host who also sings, the violinist, the one who plays the accordion and the one who plays the traditional instrument.
There is humor, songs, nice views from the projector (arthur’s Seat and Calton Hill mostly), dances (one that also involves the audience) and even a little bit of outlander.

The main problem that I had to deal with was the accent that made it difficult to understand what’s going on, but I understood enough..
It would be also be best to note that I’m not native speaker of English so some might not meet any difficulties.

The food quality depends on the person, I liked the salmon but didn’t really love the beef. Others enjoyed the beef and the other meals except the soup that was so-so according to my friend.

It would be also best to note that it’s a TOURISTIC SHOW and perhaps those who don’t want one should pass on this.
Written September 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SPITFIREGAL
Denver, CO34 contributions
Bad Scottish evening
Very amateurish and embarrassingly tourist. They paid homage to some unknown Scotland performer who died in 1993! Used a screen to project videos that didn’t always relate to whatever was going on onstage. A total waste of an evening. Had long tables that accommodates 40-50 people with only 2 water pitchers and did not refill them. Just a complete waste and disaster. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!
Written September 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Extraordinary689144
1 contribution
Very amature
Aug 2019
Recently attended this show while on a bus tour. Was terribly disappointed in the music, dancers, and sound system. Truly was a tourist trap instead of a genuine traditional Scottish night.
Written August 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Spirit of Scotland Show
Mike S
Mike S
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Tourist Oriented Basic Primer to Scotland
You are greeted outside by a huge, burly piper playing tunes like "The Black Bear" and "Highland Laddie." It is a p
Travel26533401011
Travel26533401011
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Better than expected food, decent show
I wasn't expecting much from the food, but it was actually pretty good, including the Haggis, which I expected to h
Linerguy
Linerguy
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Insulting!
First of all, let me give credit where credit is due: some of the musicianship was very good…especially the guy who
NadineElhadad
NadineElhadad
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Not worth it!
Do not go for it! It is as the reviews say a tourist trap, food wasn’t good. Show is not good at all. We only enjoy
GrahamS1584
GrahamS1584
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A memorable evening in Edinburgh
Fully enjoyed our evening at the Spirit of Scotland show. The food was exquisite offering a choice of Scottish dish
Aussiereviewer96
Aussiereviewer96
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Great Show, average food
This was a great night out! Full of Scottish humour, dance and music. Really incredible performers! The food was a
IAG2608
IAG2608
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Good meal and good variety show
This is a good show of its type. You have to enjoy variety shows with audience participation to get the most out o
Wesley C
Wesley C
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Intro to Scottish Song, Dance and Haggis
Very pleasant evening of food and entertainment. For the meal, I had braised Scottish beef with cock-a-leeky soup a
helkat2254
helkat2254
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Good night out
We decided to get into the whole Scotland experience by visiting this dinner show venue which happened to be around
Chinay
Chinay
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Unless with Scottish descent
Too expensive for a mediocre show with dining( comes with 2 glass of wine or one glass of beer, small appetizer, sm
eacater
eacater
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Enjoyable Show and Dinner
The dinner menu gives you a choice of appetizers, entrees, haggis and dessert are included. Definitely try the hag
M1a1j1a
M1a1j1a
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Amazing show!
I had a magical night with lovely food, magical dance and music. It was very genuine and it was such a pleasure to
hsmith1760
hsmith1760
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Terrible
What a waste of money. Food was terrible & show was disappointing. Have been in Scotland for 2 weeks & this is the
Paulina S
Paulina S
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Very good show
I really enjoyed the show. Food is delicious, much better than in most of restaurants. The show was a great fun, a
David D
David D
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Enjoyable and fun but food/service questionable
This was a good experience for 3 hours, with lots of Scottish themed songs, dancing and heritage. The food is OK bu