‘Hame’ shone onto landmarks for St Andrew’s Day

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Stirring words from Scottish poet Mary Symon’s ‘Hame’ are projected onto iconic locations across the country encouraging Scots and Scots at heart to mark St Andrew’s Day on November 30.

Scottish landmarks have provided a dramatic setting to poignant lines from Scottish poet Mary Symon’s poem ‘Hame’ (St Andrew’s Day under the Southern Cross) to stir the heart strings ahead of St Andrew’s Day on November 30.

Glasgow's Science Centre. Picture: Scottish Government

Glasgow's Science Centre. Picture: Scottish Government

Iconic locations including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Schiehallion munro, Scone Palace, the Usher Hall, the Glasgow Science Centre and Edinburgh’s Tron Kirk were the backdrop for the emotive poem and the rousing call to ‘Bring on St Andrew’s Day’.

Part of a wider social media project to encourage people to share their plans for Scotland’s national day using #mystandrewsday, the projection was designed to raise awareness of the largest ever programme of St Andrew’s Day events, offers and activities being held the length and breadth of the country.

The 2015 programme is running across Scotland and includes 560 free, two-for-one or child goes free offers at some of Scotland’s favourite attractions. Historic Environment Scotland is also giving away thousands of free tickets to a selection of the best known heritage sites and eleven major public events are being held in a variety of locations.

More information on the full St Andrew’s Day programme is available online at www.scotland.org/standrewsday

Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Picture: Scottish Government

Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Picture: Scottish Government