Tuesday 08 September 2015 at 7:30pm for 8pm
Norwegian Traditional Dances
An illustrated talk by Reidun Berg, dance instructor, and member of the Hamar-based Folkdance Group Sølja which has enjoyed many international tours. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map .
A Warm Welcome to NSA
Our Association, which meets in Edinburgh, provides an opportunity for Scots, Norwegians and friends to get together and to celebrate important Norwegian events. Whether you have a family connection with Norway, or just a love of Norwegian or Scottish culture, why not come and join us? Ye'll surely find a 'hearty welcome'!
Did You Know?
Norwegian Princess - Scottish Queen
Margreta Eiriksdatter - 'The Maid of Norway', was the daughter of Eric II of Norway and the granddaughter of Alexander III of Scotland. On the death of her Scottish grandfather, the young Norwegian princess inherited the Crown of Scotland and preparations were made for her coronation at Scone. But the sea voyage from Norway, made late in the year, proved too much, and she died before reaching Orkney.
Margreta (born Bergen 1283, died Orkney 1290) is buried at Kristkirken (Christ's Kirk) at Holmen, Bergen. A memorial stone stands at the spot.