A special day for Scottish tradition

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St Andrew’s Scottish Society chief Murray Richardson (left), secretary treasurer Kathy Richardson and The Friends of the Southland Museum & Art Gallery representative Jim Watson are looking forward to the annual St Andrew’s Day celebrations in Invercargill on Sunday.

PEOPLE can expect a variety of Scottish entertainment, traditional food and a Haggis ceremony at the annual celebration of Scottish heritage, for St Andrew’s Day on Sunday.

St Andrew’s Day (November 30) was marked as Scotland’s national day.

The Friends of the Southland Museum & Art Gallery committee representative Jim Watson said it was the third year the committee had collaborated with the St Andrew’s Scottish Society to hold the event.

“We are very pleased to be hosting the event for another year.”

Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions would be in place at the Invercargill event.

It would be mandatory to wear a mask, scan the QR code and those attending would be encouraged to keep a 1m distance where possible, Mr Watson said.

“We will be monitoring numbers coming into the hall and there will be a max of 100 people who will be allowed in the hall at any one time.”

St Andrew’s Scottish Society chief Murray Richardson said they were looking forward to the event.

“I think it is important to continue to celebrate the Southland Scottish heritage.”

Celebrations will begin at 1.30pm at the St Stephen’s Church Hall, North Rd. Everyone was welcome to join in, with a $2 coin entry.

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