Outlander-inspired!

Be transported back in time with WeeBox and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books this month! Clans, tartans & tweeds, ancient recipes and of course, castles.  Delve into the history and romance of Scotland wherever you are in the world!

‘Take me home to Lallybroch’

Hand-crafted within a hairsbreadth of Lallybroch (Midhope Castle) by Louise of Leviko Designs, we bring you this stunning bookmark of gemstone and crystals which surround the ‘key to Lallybroch’.  

Lallybroch is the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser, the fictional character in the Outlander series, set in 18th century Scotland. Jamie is a Scottish soldier and landowner, well-educated and raised to be the future Laird of Lallybroch. Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.  

Claire’s Traditional Tweed

Outlander is inspiring innovative Scottish designers to breathe new life into Scotland’s heritage fabrics. The show’s talented costume designer, Terry Dresbach, who sources local materials for authenticity—has played a large role in this new Scottish style-spotlight. 

Dresbach credits Scotland’s “extraordinary” craftsmanship and the country’s “real integration of nature into the work that’s done here” for the long-awaited fashion reinvigoration. So we’ve found you this bonnie tweed purse, designed by Earth Squared, a local design house based in North Berwick, near Edinburgh … which one did you get?

Phoebe Sherston’s traditional bramble* jam (*blackberry)

Diana Gabaldon’s ‘The Fiery Cross’ brought us inspiration to create this exclusive bramble jam hand-crafted by Pipsqueak Preserves! The bramble or Smear Dubh was much valued by old Highlanders and this old-fashioned jam, is Pipsqueak Preserves re-imagining of what Phoebe Sherston would have brought to the battlefield at Alamance.  Enjoy and take a step back in time!

“Jamie and the Governor, shaken out of their nose to nose confrontation, had also retired to the shadows; I could see them, two stiff shadows, one tall and one shorter, standing close together.  The element of danger had gone out of their tête-a-tête, though; I could see Jamie’s head bent slightly toward Tryon’s shadow, listening.

“… brought food,” Phoebe Sherston was telling me, her round face pink with excited self-importance.  “Fresh bread, and butter, and some blackberry jam and cold chicken and…”

“Food!”  I said, abruptly reminded of the parcel I held under my arm.  “Do pardon me!” I gave her a quick, bright smile, and ducked away, leaving her open-mouthed in front of the tent.”

The Fiery Cross (Chapter 72 – Tinder and Char)

Wear Doune Castle with pride!

Own your own wee piece of Doune Castle or Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan Mackenzie! This bonnie, cotton bag bearing the stunning medieval stronghold was designed exclusively for WeeBox by our great pals at Brave Scottish Gifts.

It is here at Doune Castle, that we are introduced to many important Outlander characters, including Murtagh, Mrs Fitz and Laoghaire MacKenzie as well as Colum MacKenzie, Laird of the Clan, his wife Letitia and their son Hamish.  Much of the castle was used in filming. The huge courtyard, and great hall were used to great effect, as well as the surrounding grounds. One interesting exception was the Doune Castle kitchen. A set was built to exactly replicate the castle’s kitchen, presumably to help make filming easier.

We had 2 braw options for the ‘book’ element of this month’s WeeBox, so we decided to bring both for our Clan to try … which one did you get? 

Chronicle your own Scottish adventures

Celebrate the fight for love, honour, and the Scottish Highlands with this deluxe Outlander notebook, inviting you to pen your own inspiring travels

OR

Follow the Clan Fraser Origin Story 

Enjoy the stirring story of Clan Fraser from the beginnings in the mist of Caledonian history with this bonnie wee book.  Frasers of Lovat, Jamie Frasers Clan in ‘Outlander’ was in fact, a junior branch of the Clan Fraser.  It was during the 14th century when Clan Fraser split into two separate clans – the Lowland Frasers of Philorth, and the Frasers of Lovat – which are today recognised as two separate clans with common ancestry.

The Unicorn of Scotland

Did you know that the unicorn was Scotland’s national animal? The Scots had a thing for unicorns long before anyone else! While the animal is mythological, the ideals it represents are what make it a perfect fit for Scotland – proud, pure and powerful.  This month, enjoy the magic of ‘The Unicorn of Scotland’ WeeBox!

The Coming of the Unicorn

This mesmerising book by one of Scotland’s best-loved story tellers is utterly charming and brimming with mystical tales, a joy to own! 

‘Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be passed on to your children, and their children for evermore.’

Duncan Williamson came from a family of Travelling People, who told stories around the campfire for entertainment and for teaching. As a child, Duncan learnt the ways of the world through stories: ‘My father’s knowledge told us how to live in this world as natural human beings — not to be greedy, not to be foolish, not to be daft or selfish — by stories.’

In this collection, he passes on some of these wonderful children’s folk and fairy tales. For over sixty years Duncan travelled around Scotland — on foot, then in a horse and cart, and later an old van — collecting tales, which not only come from the Travelling People but from the crofters, farmers and shepherds he met along the way. This collection includes tales about cunning foxes and storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, helpful broonies and mysterious fairies.

The ‘Unicorn of Scotland’

The unicorn and its sacred bond with Scotland is associated with Scottish heraldry.  Enjoy this bonnie picture from a stain-glass window in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh designed by the very talented Thomas of Brave Scottish Gifts.

Golden Chains of the Scottish Unicorn 

Scottish unicorns are always portrayed with golden chains as a symbol of Scottish kings, so we’ve teamed up with Hamilton and Young to bring you your own Scottish gold chain and bonnie glass unicorn of your own!

“The Unicorn of Scotland, milk-white with gold hooves, horn and mane, has a coronet around its neck, like a collar, with a gold chain attached. It is thought that the chain was to show a great beast had been tamed to serve the king. As with most chained beasts in heraldry, its strength is emphasised rather than diminished by its shackles” 

Unicorns and Easter Rainbows 

From one of our oldest, family confectionary companies ‘Gordon & Durward’ est’d in 1925 – indulge in Scottish fudge, perfect to bring a wee piece of Scotland to your family table.

Gordon and Durward was started in 1925, the name originating from the founders Mr & Mrs Durward, Mrs Durward having the maiden name of Gordon. They sold to George and Daisy Anderson in 1947. George was known locally as Sweetie Geordie, the business continued under the careful eye of the Anderson’s son John and his wife Pamela until they retired in 1989. The Donaldson’s, a well known Crieff family, then bought the business.

Graham and Caroline Donaldson have over the past 25 years steadily expanded the business to a point were the brand of Gordon and Durward is to be found all over Scotland and England in the finest retailers. We knew when we met Graham and tasted this, we had to share it with you!

Finally, treat your feet to a soft, unicorn embrace!

For a wee giggle, we’ve included magical socks.  So put your feet up and wear your tartan Unicorn of Scotland with pride.

Happy Unicorns and Rainbows this month WeeBox Clan!

A Royal Highland Gathering

Summer in Scotland means Highland Games! WeeBox transports you to Braemar, the most famous and arguably best Highland Games in the world! There have been ‘Gatherings’ of one sort or another at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore 900 years ago and WeeBox brings you all you’ll need to enjoy all the fun of the Games! 

Royal Deeside, home of the world famous Braemar Highland Gathering!

This wee book shares stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens, castles and why it is a firm favourite with the royal family.  Royal Deeside follows the River Dee into the heart of the Grampian Mountains, with some right royal sights along the way, including the royal family’s favourite Balmoral Castle.  Royal Deeside is a fine-looking area that captivated Queen Victoria with its characteristic Scottish blend of moody mountains, lofty crags, tumbling rivers, moors, forests and neat chocolate box towns and villages.

What to wear to a Royal Highland Gathering? 

Royal Stewart of course! The best known of all Scottish tartans and the personal tartan of Her Majesty the Queen.  This luxury 100% lambswool Ballantrae scarf is a bonnie accessory together with a stunning Hamilton & Young scarf ring to help look the part.  Not sure how to wear your scarf ring? Take a peek at our Facebook page @insideWeeBox for some ideas!

Recognisable all over the world and the best known of all Scottish tartans, Royal Stewart is the tartan of the Royal House of Stewart and the personal tartan of Her Majesty the Queen. In the same way that clansmen wear the tartan of their chief, it is appropriate for all ‘subjects’ of the Queen to wear the Royal Stewart tartan.  The Royal House of Stewart trace their roots back to the 11th century and are the distant ancestors of the current Royal family, the Windsors.  Tartans have drifted in and out of British dress, especially in the mid 18th century when the Jacobite Rebellion nearly caused them to be discarded altogether.  Thankfully, tartan endured and today Royal Stewart is incredibly popular with celebrities and Scots all over the world! 

A wee treat while you watch the Games

What is a Royal Highland Gathering without a satchel of rock to enjoy while you watch the games? Sweet, nostalgic and full of heritage, Ross’s of Edinburgh has preserved this iconic Scottish sweet for generations and WeeBox is proud to have partnered to bring you a wee taste of hame.

Record your memories…

… In this exclusive notebook designed to commemorate the Braemar Highland Games 2018, just for WeeBox subscribers. 

Let the Games begin!

The Outlander Effect

A ‘love letter to Scotland’! That is what your Outlander-inspired WeeBox brings you this July! Just like Claire, the World War II nurse of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books, be transported back in time to 18th century Scotland and the time of the Jacobite risings – standing stones, clans, ancient recipes and of course tartan!

Standing Stones, Clan Fraser, Dragonfly? Which charm did you get?

Exclusive jewellery designers Hamilton & Young on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh bring you their collection inspired by the romance of Jamie and Claire in 18th century Scotland.  Their collection of exclusive jewellery is inspired by that romantic tale of two people in love – Jamie and Claire – while Scotland weaves its magic in each stunning piece.

Tartan and Clans

Widely regarded as being the authority on Scottish clans and tartan, this very special book is close to the hearts of both Scottish natives and the millions of people across the world who have ancestral connections with Scotland!

One of the bestselling books on the subject, this title by Ian Grimble is widely regarded as being the authority on Scottish clans and tartans. A comprehensive guide to this ever-popular aspect of Scottish culture, featuring 150 tartans in full colour. Alongside the tartans are histories of the origins of each clan and their plaids – we know it will be the perfect way to bring your Scottish heritage alive.

The world famous Selkirk Bannock!

Often seen in Mrs Fitz’s kitchen, the famous Scottish Selkirk Bannock is still handcrafted today – most famously by Alex Dalgetty & Sons in the heart of the Scottish Borders! Enjoy sliced with a spread of butter, scrumptious!  

In Scotland, where the term originates from the Gaelic bannach, meaning cake, bannocks were originally round, medium-sized flat breads made from a wet dough of barleymeal and/or oatmeal.  (Meal is an unsifted powder, coarser than flour, ground from any grain.)  They were cooked on a girdle, or griddle, and were cut into scones, or wedges.  Dalgetty‘s world famous Selkirk Bannocks are the benchmark for all others to be judged, and we believe that none come close.  Handmade to a recipe well over 100 years old which involves long dough fermentation to produce flavours that you would not believe possible from a fruit bread.  Using the sweetest sultanas and lashings of creamy butter, only Alex Dalgetty & Sons know how to make a true Selkirk Bannock.  Best served sliced and spread with butter, or even try it toasted for a change. For something extra special why not try making a sumptuous bread and butter pudding.

Exclusive Brave Scottish Gifts ‘Standing Stones’ Postcard

Inspired by the Outlander heroine Claire’s magical encounter in the Scottish Highlands – an event that changes her life, share these Standing Stones or let yourself be transported to our bonnie land. These Calanais (or Callanish) Standing Stones, are located on the west coast of Lewis and you can’t help but wonder at the motivation of our ancestors to build such monuments over 3000 years ago.

Je Suis Prest! Are you ready?

Brave Scottish Gifts bring you this exclusive ‘Je Suis Prest’ t-shirt to salute Jamie and the Fraser Clan! WeeBox HQ first met Thomas, the creative genius behind Brave Scottish gifts 2 years ago.  We love his often irreverent take on Scottish humour and his absolute commitment to producing high quality Scottish gifts for Scots-at-heart all over the world!

Andy, the Highlander!

Is it your dream to visit Scotland? Well, WeeBox has the perfect tour guide for you! We highly recommend Andrew McAlindon, Andy the Highlander – unique, incredible insights and fun as you take part in the action too! Having filmed in Outlander Seasons 2 & 3, Andy transports you as one of Jamie Fraser’s Highland men 💪. And that’s not all – Andy delivers scenic, historic, whisky & custom tours too – so something for everyone, no matter what it is YOU 💜 about Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Just for our WeeBox Clan this month – an exclusive discount offer inside your July WeeBox! www.highlandertours.co.uk 

O’er the Sea to Skye

The Isle of Skye, or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue, is an almost mythical place to many Scots and arguably the most magnificent our Scottish islands.

“Let WeeBox take you ‘o’er the sea to Skye!”

The most magnificent of Scottish islands ….

WeeBox HQ have included a bonny wee book for you to take a journey to the Misty Isle with its romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes and alpine peaks of the famous Cuillin Ridge.

O’er the Sea to Skye exclusive bag!

We have something braw for our WeeBox Clan this month and any Outlander fans!  An exclusive bag designed by Brave Scottish Gifts lets you own the haunting Outlander adaption of ‘The Skye Boat Song’ and brings to life the beautiful, iconic score….. simply breathtaking! 

To ‘Ewe’ from WeeBox 💜!

Wee, fluffy, black-faced sheep are everywhere on Skye, in fact there are more than 100,000 of them! So we thought we would bring ‘ewe’ your very own to love!  Which bonny design did you receive?

Indulge …. straight from a Skye lochside kitchen!

Ooooh does WeeBox have a sweet treat for you! The Isle of Skye Fudge Company has created this traditional Scottish tablet straight from their kitchen on the west coast of Skye! Heaven! For most Scots, tablet is our favourite sweet and dates back to the early 1700s.  This long history was first noted in ‘The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie’ and today is our traditional after dinner sweet and features in many Scottish weddings or functions as the finale to a special event.  Enjoy!!

Your Scottish ‘Loving Cup’

Tracing its origin to distant Scottish chivalry, the Quaich (from the Gaelic word ‘cuach’ meaning ‘cup’) is a timeless reminder of the enduring values of friendship and hospitality on The Isle of Skye.

WeeBox HQ hopes you 💜 your WeeBox as much as we did curating it for you, o’er the sea to Skye! 

‘Aye’ Pod Cufflinks

We Scots are famous for our wit and WeeBox saluted this in our August ‘Scottish Humour’ WeeBox! Brimming with gifts to gie ye a wee grin, we were honoured to include this luxury cufflink set from Scottish designers Brave Scottish Gifts! Shipped in a beautiful presentation box, our subscribers loved them, “These are perfect for announcing my Scottish roots – oh aye!” Stuart, New York

Highland Games

This month, WeeBox helps you feel part of the ancient spectacle of the Scottish Highland Games! Dancing, bagpipes, tossing the caber and a warm welcome – the Highland Games embody all that our great nation stands for!

The Games take place every year across Scotland and are a unique mix of sports, culture and community. They usually comprise a programme of field events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and ‘heavy events’ like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and of course, tossing the caber. WeeBox helps to transport you to all the action with a colourful Highland Games picture book! Steeped in the history and culture of Scotland, these historic Highland Gatherings originate from the 4th century. But which is the biggest and most prestigious of all the Games? The Braemar Gathering holds this title and is held each September and enjoys the annual attendance of the Royal Family.

Did you know that the Highland Games are also known as “féileadh mor” in Gaelic, meaning the ‘big kilt’? So this month, WeeBox thought it only right to bring you a stunning kilt pin courtesy of our great friends at MacGregor & MacDuff! MacGregor and MacDuff are specialist kiltmakers based in Glasgow, Ayrshire and London. If you’re looking to update your kilt outfit before heading to the Highland Games, they offer a wide range of kilt pins, sporrans, sgian dubhs and so much more!  Alternatively, if you’re concerned about mud or dirt, why not invest in a budget 5 yard kilt and ghillie shirt outfit? They’re ideal for casual events and WeeBox can definitely recommend!

Everybody knows that us Scots, and Scots-at-heart abroad love to connect with our heritage and home …. so today, you are as likely to attend a Highland Games in Detroit and Sau Paulo as you are in Dundee and St Andrew’s!! The Games have been picked up across continents with the first Highland Games in the USA happening in New York in 1836. The Caledonian Club of San Francisco held its first Games in 1866 and boasts the oldest continuously running Games in the USA with the St Andrews Society of Detroit hot on its tail. Today, in addition to the Games all across Scotland itself, there are more than 200 annual games and gatherings across the US and Canada, with games also in New Zealand and Australia. If you are attending a Games abroad WeeBox wants to know! Share you pictures with us on Facebook @ScottishWeeBox.

But just in case you’re not….. we have a few more wee mindings to help you celebrate no matter where you are. Our great pals at Brave Scottish Gifts have come up with a cracker …. salute the Scotsman with this brilliant tea towel that includes ‘The Scotsman’ as a universal symbol!! And to bring the Highlands a little closer, we have searched out the ‘Uniquely Scottish Heilan’ Coo’ painted by talented Scottish artist Lesley Simpson. This beautiful print will look stunning framed in your home and will remind you of our ancient Highlands! Of course, if you are attending Highland Games don’t forget to sport your Scottish sense of humour with your Lisa Donati ‘classy lassie’ or ‘up yer kilt’ badge! Which one did you get???

Remember to share your stories with us on our social channels and here’s to saluting our world renowned Highland Games wherever you are!

Burns Supper 2017

Burns Night the WeeBox Way

Haggis, whisky, poetry and pride! Burns Night, celebrated on and around the 25th January to mark the Bard’s birthday, is recognised around the globe by Scots and Scots-at-heart. Centred on auld traditions, here’s our WeeBox guide to Scotland’s famous annual shindig with tips on how to use your January WeeBox curated especially for the occasion.

January Burns WeeBox

Who was Robert Burns?

One of Scotland’s most iconic literary figures, Robert Burns was born in 1759 to a farming family in the small town of Alloway. He gained a reputation for his pioneering views on religion, politics and class-inequalities. Interestingly he lived a fairly impoverished life and his work only really gained fame after his death. We’re sure he would be stunned to know his words, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ were sung around the globe every Hogmanay!

How to Celebrate Burns Night

A night of friends, family and steeped in tradition, your Burns Supper will be a night to remember with WeeBox! Don your Brave ‘Scottish Alphabet’ apron to get in the spirit and get ready for a night of poetry, feast and fun.

Setting your Burns Supper table is an important part of creating the right atmosphere – be sure to have tartan napkins, thistles and red roses on display and lots of crystal whisky glasses! We have included a beautiful ‘Auld Lang Syne’ tea towel straight from the Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway for you to display as part of setting the scene.

Poetry and Scottish charm aside, Burns Night wouldn’t be the gathering it is without the gastronomic delights that are celebrated throughout the evening. And of course, before the feast is served, its traditional to recite the Selkirk Grace:

Some have meat and cannot eat,
Some cannot eat that want it;
But we have meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit

Satisfying Scotch broth, or Scottish soup, typically starts off the supper, with crusty bread and lashings of butter. Alternatively, cock-a-leekie, or ‘Scotland’s national soup’ is another delicious choice.

The best part of Burns revolves around the spectacle of the haggis. This ‘great chieftain o the puddin race’ is revered and celebrated like no other dish. For the grand entrance, get dressed in your best tartan, and pipe in the haggis on a silver platter! The haggis must of course be addressed with a riveting rendition of Burns’ poem ‘Address to the Haggis’. Remember to have your knife poised at the ready, and on cue (His knife see Rustic-labour dight), cut the haggis along its length, making sure to spill out some of the tasty gore within (trenching its gushing entrails). The address must finish with a raucous whisky toast ‘To the Haggis’!

But where do you find haggis? In the majestic Highlands? Roaming the lochs? Or ….. at a Scottish butcher?! If you’re not lucky enough to live near a traditional Scottish butcher, you can lay your hands on traditional haggis online. It can be baked or boiled, and there are innumerate versions, from vegetarian to venison. One brand WeeBox can vouch for is Stahly Scotch Haggis and the good news is that they have distributors in North America for example, who you can order from direct. Take a keek at www.haggis.com for more information and a free downloadable haggis recipe book in response to the age old question ‘what do you do with it!?’ We are keen to build up a knowledge of haggis around the world, so do let us know where you get yours in the comments below.

The haggis should be served with neeps and tatties: a famous and glorious union. This fluffy serving of mashed potatoes and mashed turnips can also be served with a deliciously rich, whisky sauce and of course, a dram.

Finally, pudding is typically Scottish cranachan, a delicious fusion of whipped cream, toasted oats, honey and raspberries soaked in a dash (or more!) of whisky. Whisky or a robust red wine make a good accompaniment to your Burns Supper.

Other recitals on the evening include a speech commemorating Burns and a toast to the great man, known as the ‘Immortal Memory’. The ‘Address to the Lassies’ and of course ‘The Reply from the Lassies’ are a highlight and normally written especially for the evening. Each Burns Supper is individual, so have fun, add in other elements for your guests – a quiz, a treasure hunt – anything goes, we don’t think the Bard would mind!

Dress code for a Burns Supper can be a nod to tartan or the full traditional kilt outfit. Often a tartan scarf wrapped like a sash is effective but if you do want to get fully kilted up, our WeeBox friends at MacGregor & MacDuff www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk can help! Just tell them WeeBox sent you….

The soundtrack to your evening could be anything from bagpipes to more modern Scottish music. Nevertheless, a rousing chorus of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at the end of the night is a must.

And when the night is over, WeeBox has even thought of your morning after. Beat the dreaded hangover with the classic Scottish hangover cure and Scotland’s iconic national drink, Irn Bru. And what about a wee slice of toast and marmalade? Thanks to our friends at Pipsqueak Preserves, we bring you this delicious home-made marmalade from Glasgow.

So, from WeeBox HQ in Scotland, we wish you a wonderful Burns Night 2017! Slainte!

St Andrew’s Day 2016


Celebrate all that is Scottish on Saint Andrew’s Day with WeeBox

Celebrating is what Scots and Scots-at-heart are famous for.  And what better day to celebrate all that is Scottish, than Scotland’s national day, St Andrew’s Day! 

Toast Scotland and rediscover lost distilleries

Think you know Scottish distilleries? Well, in the last century, almost 100 of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries have been closed or destroyed – that’s 1/2 of nearly all distilleries that have ever existed. Many unique and venerable brands have been lost to the world. Until Now!  WeeBox is honoured to include a very special handcrafted whisky for you to discover – inspired by Scotland’s long lost distilleries and supplied by our friends at Lost Distilleries.

What better way to sample Scotland’s lost distilleries than with the Scotland’s traditional cup of friendship. Never heard of a quaich before? Also know as the “Loving Cup” it is a cherished Scottish invention used throughout the centuries to offer a welcoming drink of whisky at clan gatherings and family occasions.  Supplied by quality family run kiltmakers, Geoffrey Tailor, the quaich has two handles which make it ideal for sharing.  What better way to toast St Andrew’s day than with this elegant cup – a symbol of love, sharing, friendship and respect. Slainte! (“Health” in Gaelic).

Did you know in Scots the letter ‘A’ was for ‘aye’ or ‘N’ was for ‘numpty’?  Gie yourself and your family a wee grin with this witty take on the Scottish alphabet – in perfect coaster form, devised and illustrated by our clever friends at Brave Scottish Gifts! The people of Scotland have some of the best humour in the world, so teach your friends some of the best bits – we hope you’ll find it ‘crackin’!

For the morning after…

We have even thought of your wee drouth the next day! Beat the dreaded hangover with this classic Scottish hangover cure – newly launched Irn-Bru XTRA!  Not yet available in the US, we filled our St Andrew’s WeeBox with this unique nectar of the gods, made in Scotland from girders! No Scottish fry up would be complete without irresistible tattie (potato) scones.  We have sourced only the best for this WeeBox – Scottish celebrity chef, Nick Nairn’s handcrafted tattie scones made to his own recipe. And what about a wee slice of toast and marmalade? Thanks to our friends at Pipsqueak Preserves, we bring you this delicious home-made marmalade only available in Scotland.

 

Teach the next generation about their Scottish roots: Did they know St Andrew was a fisherman? Or that he was a disciple of Jesus? Here are some fast facts to share:

Fast Facts about St Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland, 30 November

St Andrew’s Day is a day to celebrate Scottish culture, food and dance

St Andrew’s flag is the flag of Scotland, commonly known as The Saltire

St Andrew’s Societies celebrate Scottish culture around the world

St Andrew’s Day is connected with Advent and marks the beginning of Scotland’s winter festivals i.e. Hogmanay and Burns Night

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