November 26, 2013
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The below article was originally published at THEWEEK.CO.UK
Also saint of sore throats, fishmongers and old maids, St Andrew has a colourful and eccentric history
ST ANDREW’S day marks the beginning of the Scottish winter celebrations with a skirl of bagpipes, a dram of whisky, a sporran full of haggis – and other assorted Scottish stereotypes.
As this year’s feast day approaches, we examine the eccentric origins of the Scottish saint.