19th Jun 2020 - 31st Jul 2020
Midsummer, the longest day of the year, has been celebrated for thousands of years. Rooted in ancient traditions and surrounded by mythical tales of fairies and supernatural visitors, Midsummer is particularly celebrated here in the Scottish Borders.
The Eve of St. John has special magical significance and was used by Sir Walter Scott as the title, and theme, for a pseudo-ballad poem. He invented a legend in which the lady of Smailholm Tower, near Kelso, keeps vigil by the midnight fires three nights in a row and is visited by her lover. But when her husband returns from battle, she learns he slew that lover on the first night, and she has been entertained instead by a very physical ghost.
Rivers are the theme for our Midsummer Night's Abbotsford virtual quiz and all of the answers are Rivers of the British Isles.
This quiz was kindly put together by our very good friends, John and Nancy, to help us raise money for Abbotsford. If you are able to consider making a donation, please support us.