The History of Leith

October 31, 2006

Hogmanay: A cracking good time

UNTIL relatively recently Christmas was not celebrated in Scotland. During the Scottish Reformation it was regarded as popish and superstitious. The holiday was apparently too much like good fun for the rather dour brand of Calvinism adopted by John Knox and his followers. They took this so seriously that for 400 years Christmas was effectively banned. for more click here

Some Text