On Thursday 16th September the St Ninian’s Day Parade will mark the historic occasion of Pope Benedict XVI’s state visit to Scotland. Schools and community groups are all invited to line the route in Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street where thousands of Saltires will be given-out to create a sea of blue. This will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate St Ninian and welcome Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland.
The St Ninian’s Day Parade will begin about 11am and will consist of:
- Our VIPs – children from Scottish schools called St Ninian.
- Top Pipe Bands from around Scotland
- Historical characters from 1600 years of Christian history
- St Ninian led by a guard of honour.
To read more about this event go to the St Ninians’ Day Parade website.
Schools which are planning to take pupil groups as spectators are encouraged to register their plans on-line, using this link: