Sons celebrate the patron saint of Scotland

St. Andrew's Night brings together people of Scots heritage as well as those with an interest in all things Scottish

Saturday is the day set for the Sons of Scotland, Kildonnan Camp’s annual St. Andrew’s Night celebration at the Schubert Centre with food and dancing.

It was in the mid 10th century that Saint Andrew was named the patron saint of Scotland. Legend tells us his relics were brought to the modern town of St. Andrews from Constantinople, now Istanbul.

The Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 is seen by many as the founding document of the Scottish nation and cites Scotland’s conversion to Christianity by St Andrew.   Tartan Day, April 6, is in recognition of this important declaration.

It is fitting that tomorrow’s celebration of St. Andrew is used by The Sons of Scotland to support the Scottish arts. This is the group’s only fundraising event, with money raised set aside for bursaries promoting the Scottish arts of highland dancing, bagpipe and drumming. This year, bursaries were given to six youth to attend the Piping Hot Summer Drummer camp at Silver Star.

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