There is a lot of folklore associated with St Andrew’s Day, particularly around young women, who hope to marry. At midnight – as November 29th becomes November 30th, young women prayed to be shown signs about their future husbands. They peeled an apple in such a way that the peel remained in a single piece and threw this over their shoulders. The shape that the peel formed on the ground indicated the first letter of their future husband’s name. They also dropped molten lead or candle wax into a bucket of water. The shape that it formed indicated the profession of the man they would marry.
What better way for you and your clients to celebrate our patron saints’ day than in the magnificent setting of Gilmerton House? Owned by the Kinloch family, whose ancestors have lived there for twelve generations – a St Andrew’s celebration at Gilmerton House is an experience to remember.
Impress your guests with an exclusive combination of traditional Scottish entertainment combined with first class dining and service in the historic surroundings of Gilmerton House.