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Franco-Scottish festivals: to the sound of bagpipes, an unwavering friendship


THE GUARDIANS OF TRADITIONS (5/5) - Scotland, this other "dear and old country", imposed its order on this city of Sologne for two centuries.

Whether they promote skill, strength or beauty, traditional festivals embody a certain idea of ​​France.

But the urban exodus, the aging of the population or its lack of interest often prevent them from continuing.

Formed by the elders, a new generation is taking over.

Le Figaro

met these guardians of traditions.

Three men in kilts advance towards the Stuart castle which bathes in the moist heat of a late afternoon in mid-July.

While the reflections of the sun doze off against the brick houses, only the breath of bagpipes disturbs the tranquility of Aubigny-sur-Nère (Cher), a medium-sized town not far from the rocky Sologne.

They come from a group massed in front of a mast where a Scottish flag slowly rises, a white cross of Saint Andrew on an azure background.

This is how the 2022 Franco-Scottish celebrations begin

,” says Laurence Renier, mayor of the town, before handing over the keys to the city to John McMillan, the representative…

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Source: lefigaro

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