A Scottish celebration


GETTING ready for this weekend’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations are (from left) St Andrew’s Scottish Society members Murray and Kathy Richardson and Friends of the Southland Museum and Art Gallery member Jim Watson.

In Scotland, St Andrew’s Day (November 30) was marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional food, music and dance, and the same would happen in Invercargill on Sunday.

Held at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church Hall in Invercargill, the commemorations would start with a traditional haggis ceremony at 1.30pm, followed by whisky tasting, Scottish music, Highland dancing and piping, ending with a traditional afternoon tea.

Mrs Richardson said all were welcome to come and join in the celebrations and encouraged those who had kilts to wear them.

  • St Andrew’s Day celebration, St Stephens Presbyterian Church, 284 North Rd, Invercargill. Starting at 1.30pm, Sunday. $2 entry, children under 12 years free.

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