Friday, 25 January 2013

Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever


Visit a loch

     Today, the 25th January, is Burns' day, a day that my fellow countrymen in Scotland celebrate more than our national day, the feast day of St Andrew on the 30th November. It's a day when we kill the haggis and drink copious amounts of whisky, to toast our master bard, Robert Burns.

Visit Oban and the distillery there

    Although I am partial to a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties, I have to admit that I do not partake any amount of my national drink, but I will toast the words of our national hero. The songs and poems that he wrote in his short life of thirty seven years will be sung and recited all over the world tonight.

Speed bonny boat to the Islands of Scotland
    To celebrate this day I've included some photographs of my wonderful country. I hope if you live elsewhere in the world you will visit us one day, because your trip will be memorable just as his words are. I leave you this week with an Ae Fond Kiss.

ST Columba's Cathedral Oban


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