We've had Halloween and Bonfire Night, but now it's time to dust off the stockings, choose that tree and get ourselves prepared for the largest celebration of the year.
Did you know that in Scotland, Christmas was banned for nearly 400 years? This offers an explanation as to why we are so well equipped for our New Years celebrations, without having so many old Scottish Christmas traditions. The most interesting fact about current Scottish Christmas traditions, is that they haven't been around for very long, however there are many traditions before the ban came in to place.
With Christmas coming, it's never to
early to prepare! Here in Scotland, Christmas dinner is one of the
highlights of the day. We go all out and ensure everyone is stuffed
full to the brim. We take pride in celebrating this magical time of
year, and this celebration of food is no different. What
better time to start thinking about how you will dress your table to
serve a traditional meal in true Scots style! Here, we look at 7
ways to add a touch of heritage to your Christmas dinner.
It's never too early to prepare for Christmas! What better way to get in the festive mood, than to get crafty and create your own Christmas decorations? Looking for a unique Scottish twist this Christmas? Why not make your Christmas decorations with tartan, and add a touch of heritage to your home in the process?