The Kirkin' was an important part of this in that one Sunday a year, the populace went to church wearing a concealed piece of the tartan and, at a certain moment set aside in the service, the tartan was touched while the minister pronounced a blessing on all tartans and the Scots once more pledged their loyalty and respect for their old traditions. Read More...
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Farewell to arms
The Royal Scots Regiment
HERITAGE and the changing of the guard are in the news this week.
Tears of sadness mixed with drops from the sky on a chilly, wet day in Edinburgh — a day that evoked a wave of emotion as the city and the nation said good-bye to the Royal Scots Regiment. Hundreds of troops joined veterans from across Scotland to pay respects at the farewell ceremony.