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The Scottish People: A Masque of Sir Walter Scott's Characters
Across Scotland in 1932, all major cities and many towns, particularly those in the Borders, held some form of occasion to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Walter Scott. Ho...
Sir Walter Scott Centenary
There were so many events taking place in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Scott that it is not surprising that most passed without much fanfare. However, this part...
The Pageant of St Margaret's Convent
This pageant was a small, institutional affair organised to celebrate the centenary of St Margaret's Convent School in Edinburgh; it received no publicity in the Scottish press. Nonetheless, the co...
Pageant of Empire, Edinburgh
The Women's Guild of Empire was one of many organizations that promoted popular forms of imperialism in the interwar years. Formed sometime after World War I, it was the brainchild of the formidabl...
The centenary of the Co-operative movement in the UK was widely celebrated as the services provided by this organization were still very important to a great number of people in the mid-twentieth c...
Scottish National Pageant of Allegory, Myth and History
This was a fundraiser for the Scottish League of Pity, and was advertised in the Dundee Courier and the Scotsman newspapers. The pageant may have been processional in form, but it is not clear from...
Pageant of Newhaven
This was a small-scale wartime pageant, staged sometime in 1944. It was held to coincide with the centenary of the Victoria Primary School. Its focus was the history of the port and fishing village...
Bruce Sex-Centenary Pageant: Masque of Edinburgh
When plans were discussed by Edinburgh's city council for celebration of the six-hundredth anniversary of the granting of Edinburgh's royal charter, there was every intention to make sure that a la...
Dean Village Pageant
The pageant took place alongside a fete.
This was a pageant organised by the Edinburgh and Leith Boys' Brigade.d
A Pageant of Scotland
The star of the Pageant of Scotland held in 1952 was not a figure from the past; rather, it was its main guest, a woman who must have known that she would one day gain a place in history. As World ...