Sunday, 25 November 2012

St Andrews Day - 30th November 2012

Scotland is a fantastic wee country and we celebrate our patron saint of St Andrew on the 30th November every year. 

Scotland has so much to show the world with its wonderful landscapes, amazing castles, challenging golf courses, friendly locals, and great food and drink. 

Our hospitality is well known all over the world with numerous St Andrews Societies spreading and sharing our culture across the globe that help expats get together where they raise a glass and toast our nation.  

St Andrew’s Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a few Scottish treats, with our infamous Irn Bru soft drink, our many fine whiskies, eat some great food and of course celebrate with good and new friends with a great ceilidh (pronounced kayley)  (Scottish country dancing where groups of people dance together) to finish the evening before closing with a rowdy version of Auld Lang Syne.  Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song which everyone joins in and sings.

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!


For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, & chorus

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, & chorus

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, & chorus

And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, & chorus

Come and visit Scotland, book a weekend break and prepare yourself for some serious Saint Andrew’s Day hospitality…

How will you be raising a glass to St Andrews this year? Leave us a comment and let us know…

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