San Diego Scottish Highland Games

San Diego Scottish Highland Games

What is St. Andrew’s Day?

St. Andrew’s Day is known as Scotland’s national day. In the early part of the 21st century, Scottish Parliament dedicated this day to be an official national bank holiday.  St Andrew first became known as the official patron saint of Scotland in 1320 when the declaration of Scottish independence was signed. The connection to Scotland, …

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“The Stone Giant”

The Stone Giant, contributed by Marilyn McPhie Long, long ago there was a giant who lived in a cave in the hills of northern Scotland.  When I say that he lived in a cave, that is the absolute truth.  The giant had always known that he could not leave the cave – at least during …

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Tartan Day at House of Scotland

Our friends over at the House of Scotland, located in Balboa Park at the International Cottages, will be hosting Tartan Day again this year! Please join us in attendance as we help celebrate Scottish culture, Saturday April 8th from 10AM-5PM. Here is more information from their website: On the first Saturday in April every year …

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Who Was Robert Burns?

More than two hundred years ago, Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie, was born in Alloway on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. Although his father was a poor farmer, Rabbie was the eldest of seven boys and had a good education. He worked on his father’s farm, and when he was fifteen, he began writing …

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What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide (26 December). Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday. It originated in Great Britain and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously …

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