Friday, 26 December 2014

Time Out

When the UK turned from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752, there were people with reservations. Some refused to follow the herd like sheep and retained their calendars, at least locally. Two places continue to observe the old traditions. One is the Gwaun Valley, near Fishguard in West Wales, and the other is Foula, some 20 miles to the west of Walls on Shetland Mainland. So yesterday may have been a day of some significance there, but hang on until 6 and 13 January for the celebrations that count.

Scottish Islands Explorer - Gregorian on every page

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