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Scottish Borders Common Ridings

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Scottish Borders Common Ridings

The Common Riding season in the Scottish Borders is a deeply rooted tradition that takes place annually from May to August. These celebrations are held in various towns throughout the region and are some of the oldest equestrian festivals in the world, dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The purpose of these events historically was to protect the town’s boundaries from encroachment and to commemorate historical battles and events. Key Features of Common Riding Historical Significance: Origins: The tradition dates back to the time when local men rode around the town’s boundaries (or "marches") to protect their lands...

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The Timeless Elegance of Scottish Tartan Ties: When and Where to Wear Them

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The Timeless Elegance of Scottish Tartan Ties: When and Where to Wear Them

The Timeless Elegance of Scottish Tartan Ties https://www.tartanplustweed.com/products/tartan-wool-tie Scottish tartan ties are more than just a statement of style; they are a celebration of heritage and a nod to a storied history. These ties, with their crisscross patterns of different colors and lines, carry centuries of Scottish tradition. Beyond their visual appeal, tartan ties hold a special significance in formal and semi-formal settings, serving not only as a fashion accessory but also as a cultural emblem. Here's your guide on when and where to don these distinctive ties.    https://www.tartanplustweed.com/products/tartan-wool-tie?variant=44088045437109 https://www.tartanplustweed.com/products/tartan-wool-tie?variant=436917248001811. Weddings One of the most popular occasions for wearing...

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Celebrating Scottish Heritage NYC Tartan Week

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Celebrating Scottish Heritage NYC Tartan Week

New York City, known for its vibrant culture and diverse celebrations, hosts a unique event that brings a taste of Scotland to the bustling streets of the Big Apple. NYC Tartan Week is an annual extravaganza that celebrates Scottish heritage, culture, and pride. From tartan parades to traditional music performances, this week-long festival captivates both Scots and enthusiasts alike, creating a lively atmosphere filled with kilts, bagpipes, and the spirit of Scotland.

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Words are Funny !!

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Words are Funny !!

Especially words of the Scots variety. As if it wasn’t hard enough for visitors with our different accents for every town, we like to throw in all sorts of unusual words too! Personally, we love that the Scots language has so much character and humour attached to many of our words and phrases. We’ve picked a few of our favourites for you below, explaining their meanings and even throwing in a few examples of how to use them. What better way to impress on a visit to Scotland than having a few phrases up your sleeve! Next time you’re in...

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Embracing the Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Heart and Heritage

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Embracing the Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Heart and Heritage

Welcome, dear readers, to our festive corner of the internet, where we don our greenest attire and raise a toast to the patron saint of Ireland – St. Patrick! As March 17th draws near, the world prepares to immerse itself in a sea of shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things Irish. But beyond the joviality of parades and pints of stout lies a rich tapestry of culture, history, and tradition waitingto be explored. Join us on this journey as we delve into the essence of St. Patrick’s Day and uncover the deeper meanings behind the celebrations . Contrary to popular belief,...

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