Scottish Norwegian Society
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We are a group of people in the Glasgow area and further afield with an interest in Norway. We meet monthly at various social and cultural events. Our meetings are held in Glasgow city centre from October to May. We also get together to socialise at our Pratekveld in September; Juletrefest, 17. mai of course,
and Sankthans (mid-summer celebration).
In addition (in normal times), we have our very popular Julebasar (Christmas fair) on the third Saturday of November, and our Juletrefest on the first Sunday of December, the 2nd - a family Christmas party for adults as much as children. But until we have control over the CoVid-19 pandemic, these face-to-face events are cancelled so far.
However, we will still be putting on online virtual events on Zoom. The full programme will be available as soon as the council have been able to arrange it.
The society reached it's 75th year in 2016. Our beginnings go back to 1941 when Norwegians exiles and refugees were hosted in and around Dumfries, Scotland. There and elsewhere in the UK they trained as soldiers and
saboteurs during the second world war.
The Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow), formed in 1943, is the only surviving Glasgow branch of that original Society. We marked the occasion with a special Dinner on 16th September 2016.
To mark 75 years of Friendship between the citizens of Dumfries and the Norwegians, a special service was held on18th October 2015 in St. Michael's and South Church in Dumfries and at Troqueer Cemetery in the afternoon. Dumfries is continuing the link with Norway in their Stove project with Norwegian events.