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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 Paisley
The Paisley pageant of 1929 took place in the town hall in March. It contained 12 episodes and was performed almost entirely without dialogue. Episodes ranged from the coming of St Mirin in 560 AD ...
Pageant of Angus History
Pageants, though they outwardly celebrated the importance of the past, nevertheless did sometimes take place because of an underlying worry that memories and knowledge of history and traditions wer...
Dundee Civic Week Pageant
Plans for a civic week in Dundee, which had a historical pageant as a central feature, were originally formed in March 1944; and it was anticipated that the week-long occasion would be held later t...
The Historical Pageant of Faith and Freedom
Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants which told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Nonconformist Protestantism in Britain. These incl...
The Pageant of Ayrshire: The Story of Scotland's Struggle for Independence
From the outset of planning for this event in 1932, there was no shortage of ambition to make the pageant of Ayrshire a success. Despite the unpromising venue selected, the uncertainty of the weath...