Nollaig chridheil huibh

Nollaig chridheil huibh (Merry Christmas!) as the Gaelic Scots would say! It's strange to look back at our heritage and know that our roots are found in this wonderful language. A scottish Santa may be a strange thought but I think it fits. Check him out:

scottish santa

Speaking of Santa or should we say Santa's… Edinburgh hosts "The Great Scottish Santa Race! They dash around a 1.5km circuit in Princes Street Gardens. Whether you walk, toddle or run, all they ask is that you join in and have a great time! This would be amazing to watch and fantastic to be part of! (There are over 2200 people here!)

santas

The money they raise goes to When You Wish Upon a Star which raises money to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids which reaches out and lights up the lives of local children with special needs in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife.

santas with elf

They really know how to hold an event in Scotland!

Now if Santa is indeed as Scottish as McVities biscuits then he must come from Clan Claus…

clan claus

Ohhh, a clan full of Santee's!! What better than a Santee playing his bagpipes... wonder how those carols sound on the pipes? Imagine Carols by Candlelight on the those bagpipes and yes, deadly serious my friends as I heart the bagpipes!! We would certainly be rocking up in our kilts (well no kilt for Jack as he is not a kilt man *sigh* though I personally think he would look great in one ;) but we would all indeed rock on up for A Piped Carols by Candlelight!

Santee on the pipes

We heart Scotland… what a great heritage indeed!!

Love,
McSheme and the McCats

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