By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (November 30, 2021) – In Issue 2021-226 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, they honor a Saint with his own day in Scotland.

Scotland’s Patron Saint Honored

Saint Andrew, Peter’s brother, was one of the apostles of Jesus.

Today is a Bank Holiday (British name for a national holiday) in Scotland in his honor – Saint Andrew’s Day.  But, unlike most other Bank Holidays, schools and banks are mostly open.  The British, including the Scottish, love their exceptions.

Saint Andrew has been the patron Saint of Scotland since about the late 11th century.   Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Barbados, Cyprus, among others. 

Scotland’s map by John Tallis is shown here from 1850.

1850 map of Scotland (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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