Consulate Edinburgh

17th May around Scotland

Strong Norwegian communities around Scotland celebrate the 17th May, the Norwegian Constitution Day, in style!

13/05/2004 :: See alphabetical list below or visit the Friendship Societies own home pages by following the links in the box to the right.


The celebrations will be held at Kippie Lodge, Milltimber from 1.00 pm. The parade will be at 1.45 pm. followed by the childrens dinner and entertainment. Lunch buffet at 3.00 pm with hot and cold food. After the buffet there will be games for the children, speeches, coffee and cakes and a raffle. Festivities end at 7.00pm.

Tickets are £20 for adults, £10 for students. Children accompanied by adult and having the childrens menu are free.
Please contact Mariann Mitchell tel: 01467 620985 no later than Monday 10th May.
Cheques should be made payable to Mariann Mitchell, Rivervale, St. James’s Placew, Inverurie AB51 3UB


The festivities start as the students climb Arthur’s Seat in order to plant the Norwegian Flag at the summit. All welcome to join in. Assembly at Dunsapie Loch at 07.00 a.m.

The students will host their traditional breakfast at Prestonfield House Hotel at 09.45 a.m.
Tickets £18 (£8 for children under 10 years of age).
For tickets please contact
Christopher Bergsland, tel: 07966 950 239 Coaches to Princes Street for the parade

The parade starts from the Scot Monument on Princes Street at 1.00 p.m. There will be speeches and a short service in Princes Street Gardens. Games and fun for the children (of any ages!)

The 17th May Dinner will be held at the Mansion House (Members' Rooms) at Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost £24 and are allocated on a firts come first served basis.
For a reservation form please contact:
Norwegian Scottish Association
Ms Gillean Hoehnke
Hon. Secretary
1 Oswald Court
Edinburgh EH9 2HY

Evening Party at Bar 38, George Street from 7.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m. £6 entrance fee.

A Norwegian Style Menu will be served in the Chisholms Restaurant at the Caledonian Hilton Hotel in Edinburgh from 15th - 21st May to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution day.
A three course meal with a choise of 5 straters, 5 main courses and 5 desserts will cost £19.95. Children under 6 years are free, and 6 - 12 years get 50% off. The restaurant is open from 6.00 pm. Bookings are advisable, please contact tel. 0131 222 8900.


Reception at City Council at 11.30. Speeches, finger food buffet and drinks.

Parade leaves Strathclyde Union/Martha street at 13.00. Please arrive early. The national anthem will be sung in Kelvingrove Park on arrival 14.00-14.30, followed by games and fun for everyone.

Dinner at Ramada Jarvis, 201 Ingram Street, at 19.00. DJ until 02.00 am. Tickets £22 for ANSA members/ £29 for non-members. Tickets on sale 23rd April and 26th April 12.00 – 2.00 p.m. at Lord Todd’s Bar, Strathclyde campus.

For further information on any of these events please contact or tel: 07899010255


Wreath laying ceremony at the Norwegian War Graves in Lerwick Cemetery at 6.30 p.m.

Supper Dance in Lerwick Town Hall. For information and tickets please contact Mr. Peter J. Campbell, tel: 01595 69 5193

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There are many traditional 17 mai tog (17th May parades) around Scotland.Photo: Royal Norwegian Consulate General