Sudbury Hall NT

Sudbury Hall NT

St Andrew’s Day

Today is St Andrew’s Day, patron saint of Scotland!

 

St Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland since 1320. He was a Galilean fisherman working in the Black Sea before he, and his brother Simon Peter (St Peter), became disciples of Jesus Christ. He was crucified by the Romans on an X-shaped cross, which has inspired Scotland’s national flag of a white X on a blue background, known as the St Andrew’s flag. St Andrew is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece, Russia and Barbados. His patronage extends to fishmongers, gout, singers, sore throats, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to become mothers.

 

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, here are a few of the Scottish inspired objects in our collection.

A tinplate clockwork toy of a Scottish piper
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/659994

A toy Scottish Terrier
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669676

A costume doll of Mary Queen of Scots made by Peggy Nisbet
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661187

R.Bell & Co’s Scottish Bluebell Matches
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669667

A Royal Bank of Scotland piggy bank
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/665076

A bisque-headed male doll in Scottish costume
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/659609 

 

 

And finally….

The St Andrew’s Day Google Doodle!

(Information sourced from:

http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/st-andrews-day/who-is-st-andrew)

 

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