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Scottish Wedding Information
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Traditional wedding customs in Scotland
Info: The Blacksmith shop in Gretna Green is Scotland's second most popular free tourist attraction after Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the third most popular tourist attraction if you include paid attractions (Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland).
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Information supplied by the Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board
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A traditional Celtic way of signifying an engagement. If you want a
handfasting ceremony, speak to Scotland's only Celtic Bishop, the Most Rev
William Mackie (sorry, no contact details).
Source: Sabhal Mor Ostaig
Supplied by Christopher Lau, University of Calgary
Mìle fàilte dhuit le d'bhréid,
Fad do ré gun robh thu slàn.
Móran làithean dhuit is sìth,
Le d'mhaitheas is le d'nì bhi fàs.
"A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief,
may you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed
with long life and peace, may you grow old with
goodness, and with riches."
This is attributed to the Rev. Donald MacLeod, minister of Duirinish,
Skye, Scotland c. 1760.
The bit about the marriage kerchief probably isn't applicable these days,
so you could just ignore it (any Bards fancy thinking up a suitable
Ortak - traditional Scottish jewellery. Shops around Scotland.
11812 North Creek Pky N, Suite 103
Bothell WA 98011 USA
Celtic jewellery from Wales
General info about UK weddings. Not much Scottish content
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