Before the wedding – the ‘blackening’

balintore harbour easter ross,If you are planning a wedding in Easter Ross have you thought about your hen or stag night? Here in Balintore we celebrate an upcoming marriage with the ‘blackening’ – a Scottish marriage ritual to beat any pub crawl. 

Scotland is famous for its prenuptial ceremonies and traditions and many have been around for hundreds of years. There’s ‘Carrot Sunday’, where the bride gives a small bunch of carrots to the groom for fertility, and the ‘Fairings’ where the groom gives his bride-to-be small gifts and love tokens. Continue reading “Before the wedding – the ‘blackening’”