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Riddrieperson
Happy St Andrews Day.Thought I would mention it,since nobody else seems to have done.We Scots,whether at home or abroad always seem to remember other countries important dates but not our own.Mind you,having said that,St Andrew never actually set foot in Scotland and we share him with Russia,so his connection with Scotand is tenuous,to say the least. biggrin.gif
stratson
Go to "Shouts" and you will find that St. Andrew is well remembered on G.G.
iT TOOK ME A WHILE TO COTTON ON TO IT SO MAYBE IF YOU CLICK ON "SHOUTS" ABOVE YOU CAN JOIN IN WITH OTHERS.STRATSON ohmy.gif
hewmac
I think we also share St. Andrew with the Greeks. I can remember shiploads of migrants coming to Melbourne on the Chandris Line ships and the funnels had the St. Andrews cross on them.
musicthom
Java
This was my sunrise on St. Andrew's Day.... biggrin.gif....is it any wonder ah'm happy... laugh.gif
lindamac
biggrin.gif Gorgeously Happy St Andrews day to ye Java hen & you also Musicthom, may all GG members enjoy this great day! wub.gif
RonD
Ah never get tired o' seein' the saltire, especially today!
Lovely pic, Java. It's another hour or so until sunrise, ah hope ah remember tae take a photie!
RonD
Sorry, musicthom,ah meant tae say, it's great tae see ye joinin' in. We love that in new posters!Welcome!
Avril
HERE'S TAE US, WHAE'S LIKE US,
DAMN FEW AN' THEY'RE A' DEID!!

Have a terrific St. Andrews Day tae a' Scots everywhere!!

My daughter just missed today for her birthday. I was in labour on St. Andrews Day in Surrey in 1971 and I had a Scottish doctor who kept telling me, 'C'mon you can do it for St Andrews Day!' But my unborn daughter had other thoughts and waited until 2am on 1st December...Funny enough she's always been a very good timekeeper and never been late for anything ever again! laugh.gif
celtic-chic67
I would like to wish you all a HAPPY ST.ANDREWS DAY wink.gif
penny dainty
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And from me too
glasgow lass
Happy St Andrews Day everybiddy,,,Glasgow Lass wub.gif wub.gif
lindamac
laugh.gif Love to all & a very Happy St andrews day tae ye awe GGGems! wub.gif Click to view attachment
keelie gal
Happy St Andrews Day to you All
murn
Tae yee all "Happy St Andrews"

The Tartan Army wub.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4T4I9DRGok
Java
Happy Saint Andrew's Day everybuddy...

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Heather
Tomorrow morning we have our usual St. Andrew's Day Mass. After Mass we go into the hall for a buffet breakfast to celebrate St. Andrews Day. Our Priests have been doing this for abour 5 years now.

It's always held the nearest Saturday to the 30th, to give more people the chance of taken part in the Mass and celebration of our Patron Saint of Scotland

celtic-chic67
Hope you have a nice time tomorrow heather ,enjoy your buffet wink.gif
maryhillgal
Happy St Andrew's Day to all Scots wherever you may be. Wha's like us?
glasgow lass
murn great thanks,,Lass laugh.gif laugh.gif
Melody
Happy Saint Andrew's Day.

Do we know how to party? laugh.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rEWWYmS_3A...feature=related
Melody
...and in all her dignified majesty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esUH5XyADDA...feature=related
Anne1
thanks melody that was good nice to see you back.


HAPPY ST ANDREWS DAY TO EVERYONE
glasgow lass
Aye Melody that was lovely,,,nice tae see yi,,Lass wink.gif
penny dainty
lovely photo java , very patriotic pet , yer lookin well
jakka13
Happy St Andrews day everyone .Melody that was lovely .Brought tears tae ma eyes .
enrique
Saint Andrews day will be upon us this weekend, i wondered if it means anything of significance to anyone anymore, i know we have a lot of ex pats on the site and myself having siblings who moved to Canada in the 50s they seemed to have became more patriotic the longer they lived abroad,was this a way of keeping there identity or just plain homesickness,since the Scottish Goverment came into being we actually get a day off work for it , so i suppose thats something to celebrate,also the the goverment have instructed that Historic Scotland allow free entry this weekend to all there properties , this includes Edinburgh Castle (usually 11 entry in winter , 13 in summer)also Stirling Castle(normally 9)so lets see if we proud Scots take any notice of this offer, or are we no interested anymore in the Willie Wallace , Rab the Bruce stuff
Weir45
Although I don't wave the Scottish flag from my window, I love this country. My family are going to Edinburgh this weekend, whether the sun is shining or pouring from the heavens.
Rabbie
Aye, any excuse fer a phish up!

Weir45
Aye Rabbie, you could be right there. tongue.gif
Heather
Our Parish, St. Bridget's Baillieston always celebrate St. Andrews Day.

We have a special Mass on the nearest Saturday to St. Andrews Day. It is always on a Saturday so people who are working can attend.
We used to have a Ceilidh dance in the evening as well, but for some reason it has not been held these last couple of years. It was nice with Saltire's all around the hall and small one's on the table decoration.

After Mass we have a buffet breakfast in the Chapel Hall.

10'0'clock Mass this Saturday the 28th, all welcome. laugh.gif

pumps100
My wife and I have traditional Haggis dinner on St Andrew's Day. It was Macsweens and was very nice. No drink though as it fell on a Monday.

I saw the BBC Scotland evening news interviewing people in the street about St Andrews day. Very few knew anything about it.

Regards

Ian
RonD
QUOTE (Rabbie @ 26th Nov 2009, 01:40pm) *
Aye, any excuse fer a phish up!

Ye make that sound like a bad thing????? biggrin.gif
rossmckenzie
Like Weir I was in Edinburgh over the weekend and the atmosphere was electric.Weather was cold and misty but the city was pulsating with energy.There was an international on at Murrayfield and the city was awash in guys with kilts ,myself included.The St Andrews Cross was flying everywhere as people made their way out to the stadium.Princes Street is still a mess as the tram tracks go down but the gardens were packed as the Xmas festivities get under way and and a big promotion for St Andrews Day in St Andrews Square.It still amazes me how many foreign tourists are in the capital now that we are in winter...cheap flights with Ryan Air and Easyjet are still bringing in tourists from all over Europe...They even do the Ghost walks in Spanish now.....

enrique
QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 2nd Dec 2009, 11:23pm) *
Like Weir I was in Edinburgh over the weekend and the atmosphere was electric.Weather was cold and misty but the city was pulsating with energy.There was an international on at Murrayfield and the city was awash in guys with kilts ,myself included.The St Andrews Cross was flying everywhere as people made their way out to the stadium.Princes Street is still a mess as the tram tracks go down but the gardens were packed as the Xmas festivities get under way and and a big promotion for St Andrews Day in St Andrews Square.It still amazes me how many foreign tourists are in the capital now that we are in winter...cheap flights with Ryan Air and Easyjet are still bringing in tourists from all over Europe...They even do the Ghost walks in Spanish now.....

In spanish eh, hole moses that could be an EL of a walk
Heather
Well hopefully some children will grow up knowing about St. Andrew.

On the feast day itself, our St. Bridgets Primary School children sang out lustily the hymn to St. Andrew at a Mass for the whole school.
Then afterwards, they had a Ceilidh in the Parish Centre. smile.gif

You'll notice it wasn't just the girls dancing, the boys were having a good time as well.

It looks to me they were doing, 'The Dashing white Sergeant', in this picture'. laugh.gif

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TeeHeeHee
For the uninitiated among us can you please supply the lyrics of the St Andrew's hymn.
Heather
THH, I don't know all the words, but I'll get them for you. My g'daughter's will know them. laugh.gif
TeeHeeHee
Nice one Heather. wink.gif
rossmckenzie
hole moses ...haha sounds like Gino D'Acampo this weeks king of the jungle....especially when his willie was under attack with red ants..a was squirming just watching him.Must admit i like Gino but a thought Kim was one tough old burd,well up for anything...things she did just made me admire her...well gutsy lady
rossmckenzie
Never thought Ex pats probably dont have a clue who Kim is...big bosum half of Kim and Aggie...brrrrr
Heather
Ross, can you tell me what those clowns in the jungle have to do with St. Andrews Day????
rossmckenzie
Fairly simple Heather "hole moses that could be an EL of a walk"......simply a comment by Enrique the original poster and exactly the same phase used by Gino D’Acamapo which I thought was quite cool.....I actually thought that this st Andrews day post was an important one and yet only seven people posted on it
lindamac
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Click to view attachmentHeres some of my recieved well wishes from friends at hame in Glesga ive plenty more where these came from via emails n on Bebo & springburn remaniscence site etc.Wish id thought tae get oan here tae that day ahm Sorry ahve been away a wee while but it sure is grand tae be back.

Aye ah would suggest many folks at hame and abroad still concern themselves with St Andrews day judging by the many st andrews day wishes I reieved from both strangers in the shopping centre here in Aussie as well as from freends frae hame.We celabrated with Steak pie frae the scottish shop so we did ,we took the time tae recognise the day & raised a Glass or 2 tae.

The down under Aussie people seem tae be very taken with it also the scottish people in general every one seems to want to claim Scottish heritage here its amazing what yer Glesga accent can dae fur ye doon under friend,People just want ye tae talk awe the time & chat aboot the traditions & great warriors etc of Bonnie Scotland the Brave.Everyone Luvs the scots here.I have certainly gotten more patriotic for the things of hame since ahve been here some 21 yrs now I need to feel the closeness tae ma ain folk n ma heilan hame ye know witta mean even though I left it I still love it always will . I Meant tae say,there were also many banners in all the shops as well despite the fact there was christmas decorations everywhere St Andrew got his day here in OZ.
Elma
Bit different here, at least in this area of Canada. No-one I spoke too realized it was St.Andrew's Day and most didn't even know who he was. There was no mention on TV or radio and certainly no St.Andrew's Cross flags. The only patron saint who is remembered here is St.Patrick with all the green hoopla, etc.
Heather
There you go THh. Sorry, but I don't know any songs with the same tune and I'm not into Kareoke. laugh.gif

Hymn To Saint Andrew

When Christ our Lord to Andrew cried come thou and follow me
The fisher left his net beside the Sea of Galilee
To teach the truth the Master taught, to tread the path he trod
Was all his will and thus he brought unnumbered souls to God.

When Andrew's hour had come and he was doomed like Christ to die
He kissed his cross exultingly and this his loving cry
O noble cross o precious wood I long have yearned for thee
Uplift me to my only God who died on thee for me.

The faith that Andrew taught once shone o'er all this kingdom fair
The cross that Jesus died upon was honoured everywhere
But evil men that faith beat down reviling Andrew's name
The cross though set in kingly crown became a sign of shame.

Saint Andrew now in heaven above thy fervent prayers renew
That Scotland yet again may love the faith entire and true
That I the cross allotted me may bear with patient love
Twill lift me as it lifted thee to reign with Christ above.
TeeHeeHee
Nice one Heather, thanks.
I'm sure someone will direct me to an appropriate tune or even Youtube link.
Yes?
No?
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carmella


So many events around the country this time, like never before I think.

I am going out tonight for a lovely dinner with my group. Hope you have a lovely day.
Betsy2009
Happy St Andrew's Day to you too. Enjoy your dinner.
Gallusbisom
Now that is a pic. to stir the heart. The flag and Ailsa in the background. It surely does not get any better than that. We never miss celebrating St. Andrew's Day, haggis, totties, turnip, everything I can get my hands on. smile.gif I guess I got too caught up in the cooking to post, my bad. Carmella, you won't believe this but at our home up in the B R mountains, we fly the American flag, the Canadian flag the Union Jack and yes the Saltire. It does not offend anyone as we fly them off one of the upstairs porches and they are positioned to point down the valley and flap freely in the breeze. Most of our neighbours fly flags and I know that when you were in the USA, you know how flags and bunting appear on certain days. lol. Since I can't be home, I really enjoy seeing my heritage.
and I would not presume to offer an opinion, (unless asked,lol) Just a wee comment, my Mum received a pension of 7/6 a month and that was only because she was widowed at age 39 and she even had to fight for that. Whoops, off topic, sorry.
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