I found this little tidbit at http://www.oldarmysupplyco.com/store/pog-mo-thoin.html and thought I would share…
Of course St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday. So while everyone else is pretending to be Irish, we offer this solution to keep the day truly entertaining for the proud Scot.
From the Founder’s Reserve. Nothing to do with Old Army. Just something near and dear to my heart.
That’s Scottish-Gaelic (the top part), around thistle with St. Andrew’s crosses on either side. On St. Patrick’s Day, leave the dressing up like a fairytale woodland midget to the Irish (and everybody else).
…Paddy was Scottish anyway
St. Patrick was born in 387 in Kilpatrick, Scotland to prominent Roman parents. When he was 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders, and sold to a chieftain named Milchu of Dalriada (in the present-day county of Antrim).
After 6 years he ran away (on the advice of an angel) to return home where further heavenly guidance bade him return again to the heathen lands of Ireland to deliver some much-needed saving. He headed first for the house of his former master to pay his own ransom of freedom with an interest to be paid in kindness. But, having heard of the Scotsman’s miraculous journey through Ireland, the master locked his slaves in his house, set it on fire and threw himself in.
So sturdy was the gravitas of a noble Scot.
And while I have your attention
And when a Scotsman drinks liquor, it’s usually Scotch (though he just calls it whisky).