Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Saint Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day. It is the feast day of Saint Andrew and is celebrated on November 30th. Andrew was first recognised as an official patron saint of Scotland in 1320 at the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath. Did you know that Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Russia, Romania and Barbados? His patronage extends to fishmongers, gout, singers, sore throats, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to be mothers.
...and now to some fun Friday facts!!!
- Did you know that the Glencoe is used as a location in the new Bond film?
- Did you know that Saint Andrews University is celebrating its 600th anniversary?
- Did you know that Calvin Harris (the DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer) is from Dumfries, Scotland?! His ideal tempo for making a dance club hit is 120 bpm...roughly the same tempo as a strathspey!