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17.mai 2019 - Edinburgh & Glasgow...

By garrydirvine, Jun 2 2019 04:53PM

17.mai Parade

What a wonderful day! With two pipers leading the way, the large procession of Norwegians and friends of Norway made its way to Princes Street Gardens, with flags, banners and ribbons making it a colourful and happy gathering.

Garry’s photograph sets the scene far better than I can! Also, check out our Facebook page for more pictures and videos!

David Windmill, Honorary Consul General of Norway, gave a speech highlighting the very special relationship between Norway and Scotland and then laid a wreath at the Norwegian Memorial Stone. After a rousing rendition of The Norwegian National Anthem - “Ja vi elsker” we had a reading from Mari Olsen ( Defence Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy, London).

This was followed by a sermon from Annette Tronsen Spilling (Norwegian Church Abroad). Hans-Håkon Lamprecht (President of NORSA) then spoke about his happy experience in Scotland as a student from Norway. The increasing number of children then enjoyed some games including a potato and spoon race (indeed - not an egg and spoon race ;) After ice cream and hot dogs, a few of us made the short walk to the Norwegian Consulate for a very enjoyable reception hosted by David Windmill and Consul Mona Rhøne.

17.mai middag (dinner)...

the day finished off on a high with a festive dinner at the Western Club in Glasgow. This year they did us proud by allowing the Society to use the dining area normally used by club members.

We were also honoured by many of the ladies wearing their national dresses.

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