Happy Declaration of Arbroath Day!

Happy Declaration of Arbroath Day!

(Also known as Tartan Day)

By a letter to the Pope, dated April 6, 1320, probably drafted by the Abbott of Arbroath and sealed by a group of Scottish nobles, Scotland affirmed its independence from England.

Now go celebrate with a good dram of Scotch! And listen to some pipes:

Scots Wha Hae

Flower of Scotland

Scotland the Brave

I have some Scottish ancestry - I always thought it a savage twist of irony that Scotland willingly gave up its centuries-fought independence, so movingly argued in the Declaration of Arbroath, because of - failed colonial stock speculation.


As Robbie Burns put it:

Ungrateful so-and-sos.