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Browsing Posts published in December, 2017



St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint at Tron Steeple.

This evening, I am posting information on Glasgow’s patron saint, St Mungo or St Kentigern.

St Mungo was part of a wave of early Christian missionaries who were active in Scotland during the 6th century AD. Although St Mungo was born in Scotland many of his contemporaries came from Ireland. This was the time of the Celtic Church which was dominant in Scotland until being eclipsed by the Roman Catholic Church after the Synod of Whitby in the late 7th century, AD.

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Glasgow with snow-covered Campsie Fells in distance.

Today, winter arrived in the U.K. with a vengeance as manifested in heavy snow and ice disruption to road and air travel with thousands of homes left without power. In Glasgow, Scotland there was an upside in form of an unusual coincidence of brilliant sunshine, blue skies and light layer of snow and ice. Temperature today in Glasgow was around minus 2 degrees centigrade ( 28 F). A cold night is forecast with temperature hovering around at and just below freezing.

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Seasonally affected Robert Burns at Birks of Aberfeldy

Today, with temperature just above zero (centigrade) we undertook a hike around the Birks of Aberfeldy in central Scotland.

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