St Andrews Day
Steeped in history and mystery, little is known about the man who is celebrated on Scotland’s national day.
Since 1320, at the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, St Andrew was recognised as the official Patron Saint of Scotland. Move forward some 700 years and we still recognise him as the same. Having adopted the symbol of his crucifixion (an X shaped roman cross) as our national emblem he is still celebrated in Scotland today.
We no longer hold those ancient relics (a tooth, a kneecap, and arm and a finger bone) which were subject of medieval pilgrimage. Perhaps if our ancestors had the sophisticated security systems available today we might still behold those precious relics. Whilst his ancient relics were deliberately taken to the ends of the earth (St Andrews, Fife) please ensure that you give a thought to your security today and prevent your valuables taking an unauthorised trip!
Wherever you celebrate St Andrews Day, whether you’re in Greece, Russia, Romania or Barbados or anywhere else that shares our patron saint, make sure you do so with the peace of mind that an Advanced Perimeter System brings.
Stay Secure. Keep Safe.
Happy St Andrew’s Day!