Father Christmas sitting in an armchair next to a fireplace and Christmas tree at Duff House

We’d like to wish you all a very happy Christmas! To celebrate, we’ve studied the history books and asked our experts to present you our Twelve Days of History!

Do you know what Sweetie Scone Day is? Or that Christmas was abolished in Scotland in 1640? You can find these and many more little presents of information in our Storify below.

Enjoy the tales, facts and pictures we’ve put together – see you in the new year!


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Donna Laidlaw

Donna works in the Digital Team and looks after our websites, making sure they are kept up-to-date. She's also managed several projects, including the new Edinburgh Castle website.