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    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. […]

    A very cheerful Scottish April Fools’ Day!

     

    In France, at the beginning of the 20th century people used to send to their family and friends lovely romantic postcards illustrated with images of ‘poisson d’avril’. The 1st of April celebrated friendship and love. Old postcards – Source Wikimedia

    Hi everybody,

    WOW Janice ! You’ve whetted my appetite yesterday with your […]

    How Is Easter Celebrated In Scotland?

    Happy Easter to all and may the joys of this day shine very bright upon you!

    In our conversation today, Mairiuna and I were wondering how Scottish people celebrate Easter.

    By curiousity, I googled the phrase: “How do the Scottish celebrate Easter?”

    Answer.com came up in the search results in top position and the […]

    Glasgow : Capital of Love…

    Hi Mairiuna!

    I read this morning that Glasgow is Britain’s most romantic city as posted items increase day before Valentine’s Day!

    ” (…) GLASWEGIANS sent 11.7 per cent more mail on February 13 2012, compared with the week before (…)”

    See the excerpt below:

     

    Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty said […]