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    Christmas and New Year in Scotland

    Dear readers and friends,

    One of the greatest joys that brings us this end of the year is the opportunity to wish you a very joyful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!

    Let’s welcome 2019 together.

    We are approaching the big night that marks the arrival of the New Year and in […]

    Happy Hogmanay! Bonne Année! Happy 2016 New Year!

    Happy New Year to all our friends in Scotland and around the world!

    Haste ye back, we loue you dearly, Call again you’re welcome here. May your days be free from sorrow, And your friends be ever near. May the paths o’er which you wander, Be to […]

    Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année 2015!

    Scotiana’s team wishes you and yours a very Merry Holiday season and a Happy New Year! ” Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ur “

    [Gaelic pronounciation: “noll-eg cree-yel ugus blee-anna vah oor”] 🙂

    Alloway – Burns- Weathercock Clinking glasses © 2012 Scotiana

    Who made the sea and shore;

    Thy goodness […]

    Long may your chimney smoke !

    Welcome 2014 ! Scotiana’s team is happy to celebrate this great moment in time with you! Happy, Healthy & Peaceful New Year and may all your wishes come true ¸.•*¨*•♫ “Long may your chimney smoke.” [When people had coal fires, if the chimney was smoking it meant they could afford coal and keep warm.] […]

    Does Scotland have a Santa Claus?

    “One of the most unnatural and shocking truths about the Scotland Christmas celebrations is that there haven’t been any for a long time. Christmas celebration was banned in Scotland for almost 400 years.

    Oliver Cromwell, who ruled United Kingdom till 1658 AD, passed the ban on Christmas in 1647 which lasted for almost 15 years. […]