Scandinavia is a
historical and geographical region in northern Europe that
includes, and is named after, the Scandinavian Peninsula. It
comprises the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. It is
argued by some authorities that Finland and Iceland should be
included , but in Scandinavia the term is, however, used
unambiguously for Denmark, Norway and Sweden. These countries
share a mutually intelligible language, ethnic composition and
have close cultural and historic bonds, to a degree that some
scholars consider them to be one people.
relationship with Scotland is first recorded as a raid on the
island of Iona in 795AD, and from then on till around 1050 AD,
the Viking Age saw Scotland have a Norwegian Earldom
established in the Northern Isles. The history and ethnic
makeup of much of Scotland was thereafter affected strongly by
this, and strong links remain to this day.
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1946, The Caledonian Society of Norway is an official
Member of the St Andrew Society, incorporating the World
Federation of Scottish Societies & Individuals. We
are proud of our history and traditions, and are also
keen to look to the future always prepared to adapt and
progress where and when necessary, in order to provide a
better service to our present members and our successors.
Our Patron is The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Caithness PC.
Our constitution states the reason for our existence, which is:
“ ...to promote the cultural relationship between Norway and
Scotland to be achieved by appropriate lecturers, gatherings,
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