Tartan Day April 6, 2014

April 6th marks the anniversary of the declaration of Scottish Independence in 1320 at Abroath Abbey on the East coast of Scotland. The document held the following lines:

“For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone, which no good man gives up except with his life.”

Here are some great ideas to celebrate Tartan Day in your life and community:

  • Proudly wear the kilt, the sash, your tartan pin and tartan tie.
  • Play a round of golf, the national game.
  • Plan a video party and watch The Blood is Strong, Local hero, Tight Little Island, Culloden, Rob Roy or Braveheart.
  • Organize a ceilidh! Celebrate your heritage by dancing a Scottish country dance, toasting the Haggis and sipping some Scotch whisky.
  • Plan an open house and serve some Scottish specialties: Oat cakes, Forfar bridies, Scottish salmon, Selkirk bannock, Dundee marmalade, Aberdeen date scones, and shortbread.

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