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
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.
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.
THE curtain comes down on Scotland's Homecoming celebrations today – St Andrew's Day – following a weekend of events across the country.
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.
A CEILIDH, traditional music and storytelling nights are some of a host of events to celebrate St Andrew's Day.
CULTURE minister Mike Russell joined pupils from Dalry Primary School yesterday to promote the Capital's St Andrew's Day celebrations.
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.
A FIVE-day festival is to be held across Scotland for the nation's biggest-ever St Andrew's Day celebrations.
SCOTTISH music stars will help round off the Homecoming 2009 celebrations with a one-off St Andrews weekend concert, organisers announced today.
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.
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).
SCOTLAND is celebrating St Andrew's Day in style today with a range of free activities throughout the country.
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.
FROM sheep to the shores of the Clyde, Scotland is putting a little colour into its St Andrew's day celebrations this year.
ATTEMPTS to literally fly the flag for Scotland on one of the country's most iconic structures have lasted only two days.
ONE in ten Scots think St Andrew's Day should be about modern heroes like Chris Hoy.
IT HAS been billed as a celebration of "Scottishness" and a potential rival for the St Patrick's Day festivities across the world.