The history of the Old Alliance is unique in the
history of nations because there is no equivalence in
terms of duration and intensity...
With a legacy of political, military, economic and cultural amity
stretching back over 700 years, to the original Auld Alliance treaty of 1295 the interconnections between France's and Scotland's history are many and colourful. .
A special affection for France is still widespread in Scotland,
whilst at the same time there are many signs of an exceptional French response to things Scottish. Nowadays the cultural association has more enduring results than the diplomatic and military
even if there is a very real sense in which the Auld Alliance flourishes still. .
Join us to keep this tremendous link alive by
attending historical celebrations and cultural activities in
France and Scotland...
Auld Alliance to your Association Auld Alliance - le lien
"The Auld Alliance has not been written
on a ewe skin parchment, but engraved on human skin, traced not in
ink but in blood ..." -
"'In every combat where for five centuries
the destiny of France was at stake, there were always men of Scotland to fight side by side with
men of France...'