Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year 2012
Happy Hogmanay! (Learn more about Hogmanay here and here.) For your New Year viewing pleasure I present two videos.
The first video (above) is Alex Salmond's New Year Message. It was shot at the refurbished National Museum of Scotland, which looks amazing, and discusses Scotland's many links with the world and it's exciting future. And while there is no mention of increasing dialogue or outreach with Scotland's Diaspora, there are picture of the Pandas.
It wouldn't be New Year's without Auld Lang Syne. Furthermore, since the song is based on the poem by Robert Burns, it is more than appropriate for this blog. I watched several videos by pipe bands playing the tune. Many were quite good and some even had beautiful pictures of Scotland. Finally, I decided they were too much of a cliche. So, the second video (below) is Auld Lang Syne by the Red Hot Chili Pipers.