Tag Archives: Yuletide

Christmas in Old Scotland

Christmas and New Year were equally welcomed by Scots before the Reformation of the 16th-17th centuries. All the customs of both festivals stem from that time. The name came from the Scandinavians for whom ‘Yultid’ was the festival celebrated at … Continue reading

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Yuletide Traditions of Scotland

The canvas above was painted in 1872 by the Scottish artist, William Bell Scott. He gives the story a local Aryshire setting. The barn is an old one near Penkill where Scott was then living. Notice the shepherd playing bagpipes. … Continue reading

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