Whuppity Scoorie

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Whuppity Scoorie is a tradeetional festival datin frae the early 19t century observed by the fowk o Lanrick, Scotland on the 1st o Mairch for tae celebrate the oncome o the ware. Hamelt bairns gaithers about the local St Nicholas kirk whaur at 6 pm the wee bell is ringit. This is the stairtin sign for the bairns tae run aboont the kirk withershins, makkin a din an shooglin paper baws on strings abuin thair heids as thay rin.[1] For saufty raisons it isna a race ony langer[2][3] an for tae increase fairness for the younger parteecipants.[4] Efter three roonds, they scrammle for cunyies thrawn by members o the Community Cooncil wha hosts the event.[5] The Community Cooncil hosts a "Whuppity Scoorie Storytellin Festival" an aw[1] an airt warkshaps efter the event tae the 7t o Mairch.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Duncan, Chik J. "Whuppity Scoorie Day". Bella Online. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  2. Gunning, Jay; McLellan, Jenna (2007-03-02). "We used an old custom to welcome spring". Newsround Online. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  3. "BBC filming Whuppity Scoorie". Lanark Today. 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2007-03-06. (also gives full names of Newsround reporters)
  4. Wallace, Andrew. "Lanark Events - Whuppity Scoorie". Wallace in Lanark. William Wallace Heritage Trust. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  5. "Lanark". GENUKI. 2004-12-29. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  6. "Kids in festival runaround". Evening Times. 2004-02-11. p. 15. |access-date= requires |url= (help)