St Andrews Day

The last day of November; the day when Scots eat haggis washed down with Irn Bru, deck themselves out in kilts and enjoy the bagpipes. Last Friday Elgin Academy was no exception as the school community joined in the celebrations..

To celebrate the National Day, Elgin Academy Library held an event to celebrate Scottish books ranging from J.K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” to “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Edinburgh born writer, Robert Louis Stevenson. Refreshments were served by the Book Crusaders: Irn Bru, oatcakes, Orkney cheese and Tunnocks tea cakes.

The library drew an impressive crowd who were captivated by Mr Clark, Mr MacWhirter, Mrs Havinden, Ms Newbould, Benjamin Hogan, Rebecca Campbell and Lucy Bremner. The seven told the audience of their favourite Scottish tales. Mr MacWhirter was especially entertaining with his enthusiasm for “Whisky Galore” by Compton MacKenzie.

Sean McHugh also played his bagpipes which could be heard all round the school. Every pupil and teacher was invited to join in with the Scottish spirit of the day by wearing their kilts or a piece of tartan to school.


Report by Sophie Thirkell S6 Publicity Group

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