St Andrew's Day

St Andrew's Day

Bit of an off-day for St Andrew

A STRING of St Andrew's Day festivities planned for today have been cancelled because of the snow.

Letter from America marks St Andrew's Day celebrations

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has delivered a special message to Scotland to mark St Andrew's Day in a move that suggests friction over the release of the Lockerbie bomber has subsided.

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Michael Turnbull: What do we know about St Andrew

He was a dark-skinned traveller and brother of the first Pope, but which tales of St Andrew are myth and which are reality, asks leading author Michael Turnbull

St Andrew's Day events offer an explosive ending to Homecoming

IT WAS a day that saw the most significant festivities yet in honour of Scotland's patron saint come to an end – and a swansong for the biggest-ever celebration of the nation's culture and heritage.

Time for Mr Salmond to show his hand as Scotland gets set for future

ALEX Salmond, the First Minister, proclaimed the day that he launched his National Conversation about independence to be historic. It was, in that no government has ever commenced such a discussion.

Vibrant events held across the country to mark St Andrew's Day

THE curtain comes down on Scotland's Homecoming celebrations today – St Andrew's Day – following a weekend of events across the country.

Help Capital park take root

VISITORS to St Andrew's Day celebrations in the city will have the chance to help plant trees for a new wood in Wester Hailes.

Edinburgh St Andrew's Day celebrations have Scot the lot

A CEILIDH, traditional music and storytelling nights are some of a host of events to celebrate St Andrew's Day.

Pupils help get across Saint's day message

CULTURE minister Mike Russell joined pupils from Dalry Primary School yesterday to promote the Capital's St Andrew's Day celebrations.

St Andrew to be honoured in his own square in Edinburgh at end of Homecoming

FOUR days of special events are to be held in the Edinburgh square named after Scotland's patron saint to become the focal point of the nation's St Andrew's celebrations.

Festival to mark St Andrew's Day

A FIVE-day festival is to be held across Scotland for the nation's biggest-ever St Andrew's Day celebrations.

Deacon Blue among 1980s bands to play Homecoming 'final fling'

SCOTTISH music stars will help round off the Homecoming 2009 celebrations with a one-off St Andrews weekend concert, organisers announced today.

Saint Andrew's Day marked in style across the Capital

THOUSANDS of revellers braved the winter chill over the weekend to celebrate St Andrew's Day at a host of special events across the Capital.

Brave new world

A HAPPY St Andrew's day to you from Scotland on Sunday. May it be an enjoyable one. The way we celebrate our national day doesn't quite live up to the American razzmatazz of July 4 or French pomp of July 14 (the inclement time of the year certainly doesn't help).

Scots out to make a song and dance out of patron saint celebrations

SCOTLAND is celebrating St Andrew's Day in style today with a range of free activities throughout the country.

Alex Salmond: Only the freedom of independence will allow our nation to succeed

SAINT Andrew's Day is a day of national celebration that allows all Scots to commemorate our patron saint and mark our distinctive place in the world.

Blue sheep are dyed-in-the-wool patriots

FROM sheep to the shores of the Clyde, Scotland is putting a little colour into its St Andrew's day celebrations this year.

Bridge Saltire flagging after just two days

ATTEMPTS to literally fly the flag for Scotland on one of the country's most iconic structures have lasted only two days.

New heroes for St Andrew's Day

ONE in ten Scots think St Andrew's Day should be about modern heroes like Chris Hoy.

What's planned for St Andrew's Day? Nothing, says Holyrood

IT HAS been billed as a celebration of "Scottishness" and a potential rival for the St Patrick's Day festivities across the world.

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