Tuesday 06 September 2016 at 2:30pm for 3pm
Visit to Surgeons' Hall Museums
A spine-tingling visit to the recently 'resharpened' museums of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Gather for coffee 2:30pm at the venue's Cafe 1505 for tour, with room guides, at 3pm.
Please contact our Honorary Secretary if you would like to attend this event.
A Warm Welcome to NSA
Our Association, which meets in Edinburgh, provides an opportunity for Scots, Norwegians and friends to get together and to celebrate important Norwegian events. Whether you have a family connection with Norway, or just a love of Norwegian or Scottish culture, why not come and join us? Ye'll surely find a 'hearty welcome'!
Did You Know?
Norway enjoys a long tradition of tartan. A tartan 'mønster' - not a euphemism for Scotland's 'Nessie' - is a tartan 'check' or 'skotskrutet'. Several Norwegian tartans, both tradtional and contemporary, are registered in the Scottish Register of Tartans, the national repository of tartan designs maintained by the National Archives of Scotland.
The Norwegian Centennial, for instance – which you'll see graces our website – was commissioned by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Edinburgh in 2005 to celebrate 100 years of Norwegian Independence and to foster ever closer links between the people of Norway and Scotland.
Norway's traditional tartans are most closely associated with the valleys of eastern Norway: Gudbrandsdal, Valdres and Hallingdal, all the way through to Romsdal district in the west. The 'rondastakk' widely used in Gudbrandsdalen is a recognized and celebrated element of the 'bunad' or national dress of the region and is just one of several designs thought to owe origins to Norway's one and only skirmish with the Scots – the battle of Kringen 1612.
The origins of the tartans of Valdres and Hallingdal – where tartan is still woven - are shrouded in mystery and perhaps best pondered over a good glass of malt!
With the exception of Norwegian Centennial, all images Crown copyright, courtesy of National Records of Scotland Scottish Register of Tartans .