Kate Kennedy Procession – 90th Anniversary

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Did not have to go far on Saturday to bring you all another day out and about with a Fife Ambassador.

On the second Saturday of April for the last 90 years one of Scotland’s oldest historical pageants takes place in St Andrews, Fife, namely The Kate Kennedy Procession. It is organized and run by students of St Andrews University’s Kate Kennedy Club. A charitable club which has contributed greatly to the town over many decades. It is named after the niece of Bishop James Kennedy, the founder of St. Salvator’s College in 1450. The procession which winds its way through the town consists of a pageant of over 140 characters who represent the history of the university and of Scotland. Included are many characters on horseback and two period horse drawn carriages.

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John Cleese a former Rector of St Andrews University

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It’s a fun colourful afternoon and an excellent way to test your history and name the characters. Luckily it was a lovely sunny afternoon and there was a great fun and friendly buzz about the town.

 

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