Snow Queen lights Edinburgh's Norwegian Christmas tree

Edinburgh's Juletre 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 December 2011 Edinburgh's Christmas got off to a bright and brilliant start this year with the tradtitional lighting of the Norwegian Christmas tree on the Mound. 2011-Nov-24022-2cFor over a quarter century, the city has enjoyed the gift of a tree from Hordaland County Council in thanks for support given Norway during WWII. Braving gale force winds, the snow queen cast her magic, delighting the crowds and lighting up the tree.

En riktig god jul til alle våre NSA-medlemmer, lesere, og venner verden rundt!

 

Hjertelig Velkommen
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 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'!

 

Norwegian Scottish Association

 

Did You Know?

Norwegian Princess - Scottish Queen

Margreta Eiriksdatter - 'The Maid of Norway', was the daughter of Eric II of Norway and the granddaughter of Alexander III of Scotland. On the death of her Scottish grandfather, the young Norwegian princess inherited the Crown of Scotland and preparations were made for her coronation at Scone. But the sea voyage from Norway, made late in the year, proved too much, and she died before reaching Orkney.

Margareta (d1290)

Margreta (born Bergen 1283, died Orkney 1290) is buried at Kristkirken (Christ's Kirk) at Holmen, Bergen. A memorial stone stands at the spot.