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Pictures from 17th May 2006

Several hundred people turned up in Edinburgh on the 17th May to take part in the Norwegian National Day Celebrations. The Edinburgh Celebration is one of the largest in the world (outside Norway).

Flag Hoisting Ceremony and National Day Breakfast

Speech by the Rt. Hon. Lord Provost Lesley Hinds

Speech by the Rt. Hon. Lord Provost Lesley Hinds

Speech by President of the Norwegian Student Association (NORSA) Hannes Abild

The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost Lesley Hinds, City Officer David Brown, Consul Bjørn Eilertsen, Consul General Arne Sivertsen, Student President Hannes Abild

Student Chaplain Anne Løyning, Consul General Arne Sivertsen, The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost Lesley Hinds, Student President Hannes Abild, City Officer David Brown and Consul Bjørn Eilertsen

Jostein Handal (Norwegian Seamen Church) and Student Chaplain Anne Løyning with a Norwegian student

Students with Norwegian flags

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

Breakfast at Prestonfield House Hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Consul Bjørn Eilertsen with Norwegian students

Norwegian student sings the National Anthem

Breakfast

Breakfast

Consul Bjørn Eilertsen, Student President Hannes Abild, The Rt. Hon. Lod Provost Lesley Hinds and Consul General Arne Sivertsen at the Top Table.

Constitution Day Parade through Princes Street

Consul General Arne Sivertsen, Bailie Ken Harold,  Mrs Lonny Sivertsen and Consul Bjørn Eilertsen

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Parade

Gathering in Princes Street Gardens

Speech by Consul General Arne Sivertsen

Short Service by Student Chaplain Anne Løyning

Speech by Jostein Handal (Norwegian Seamen's Mission)

Memorial Stone

Consul General Arne Sivertsen lays a wreath by the Memorial Stone in memory of the many people who died during WW II

The Grønlien family lay a wreath by the Memorial Stone in comemoration of a family member who lost his life in the War.

Vice Chairman Kirsti Dinnis (The Norwegian Scottish Association)

Boy with a Norwegian National Costume

Both people and animals participate in the celebrations

Reception at the Consul General's Residence

Mrs Lonny Sivertsen,  Consul General Arne Sivertsen and Transport Minister Tavish Scott MSP.

Reception

Reception

Reception

Reception

Reception

Reception

Norwegian Scottish Association's National Day Dinner

Speech by Consul Bjørn Eilertsen

Speech by Jorid McQuillan

Photos by Mrs Bente Jørgensen and Mr Austin G. Fisher.

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