Answers to the games will appear in the next issue
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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM:
WHEN I WAS SICK AND LAY A BED
I HAD TWO PILLOWS AT MY HEAD
AND ALL MY TOYS BESIDE ME LAY
TO KEEP ME HAPPY ALL THE DAY
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE
The holiday season is upon us and so here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the midwinter season in Scotland. Ready or not, here we go!
1. What is the very rich fruit cake, almost solid with fruit, almmonds and spices, all mixed in with lots of you know what (in case you don't - whisky).The mixture is baked in a tim lined with a rich short pastry.
2. In what year did the General Assembly in Edinburgh try to abolish Christmas?
3.What were placed in windows that gave rise to help the Holy Family on their way on Christmas Eve and First Footers in New Year's Eve? It gives rise to the phrase Oidche Choinnle.
4.An offering made by a First Footer is known as a _______
5. A holiday celebrated in Scotland between Christmas and New Year's, but missing in the U.S. is
Is blianach Nollaid gun sneachd - Christmas without snow is poor fare!
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ:1. What percentage of the vote was "No"? 55%
2. Which was the largest city that voted "Yes"? Glasgow
3. Who was the fourth First Minister (how's that again?) of Scotland and head of the SNP at the time of the referendum? Alex Salmond
4. What was the date of the month in which the referendum was held? The 18th (of September of course)
5. How many "districts" or "local authorities" voted "Yes"? Four. Glasgow, Dundee, North Lanarkshire and West Dumbartonshire.