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    15 August 2021: Happy Birthday Sir Walter!!!

    Today, 15 August 2021, is a keydate on the Scottish calendar. It is the 250th birthday of Sir Walter Scott, one of the most popular authors in Scotland and his popularity goes far beyond its frontiers. As one of his French admirers, I could not help writing a few lines on Scotiana today. How I […]

    Happy Hogmanay!

    The countdown to 2020 is well and truly on…..A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see!

    Happy Hogmanay from Scotiana! Our team wishes you all the very best of Scottish travels in 2020 and throughout its decennial 🙂

     

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    Happy Hogmanay, Happy New Year et Bonne Année 2018!

    As you’ve guessed, Hogmanay is the Scottish New Year. Nobody is quite sure where the name comes from. A few theories include the Gaelic Og maidne or new morning and the Norman French word hoguinane which was derived from the Old French anguillanneuf or “Gift at New Year.” Hogmanay’s roots reach back to […]

    Scots-Quebecer building Montreal and the Province of Quebec

    It’s celebration time in the beautiful province of Quebec, in Canada, as Quebecers are taking part in Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Fête Nationale du Quebec festivities.

    The public holiday celebrates the culture and heritage of francophones inside Quebec and across the country, and how they have shaped it.

    While the religious significance of the civic celebration […]

    Happy Hogmanay, Happy New Year et Bonne Année 2017!

    With 39 different local times in use, it takes 26 hours for the New Year to encompass all time zones 😉

    Happy Hogmanay to our Scottish friends!

    “Each age has deemed the new-born year ‘The fittest time for festal cheer’. ” — Walter Scott

    Bonne Année à nos amis de […]