April 2021

The Unicorn: The National Animal of Scotland

2021-04-08T19:15:54+00:00

Scotland’s National Unicorn Day occurs on the 9th of April. National animals are frequently chosen from an iconic species in a country, for example, the springbok in South Africa. Alternatively, they may be chosen because they represent the spirit of a country. The United States has the eagle, a symbol of freedom while England has [...]

The Unicorn: The National Animal of Scotland2021-04-08T19:15:54+00:00

Gowk Day: April’s Fool’s Day in Scotland

2021-04-01T21:41:11+00:00

Gowk Day is Scotland’s take on April ‘Fools Day and is also celebrated on the 1st of April. In Scots ‘gowk’ has a double meaning. It can be a cuckoo or a fool. However, the cuckoo also features prominently in Scottish folklore and even has connections with the Standing Stones of Calanais. Gowk Day: Hunting [...]

Gowk Day: April’s Fool’s Day in Scotland2021-04-01T21:41:11+00:00
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