St Andrew the Apostle. The patron saint of Scotland, today 30th November is St Andrews Day celebrated in Scotland. About the middle of the 10th century he became the patron saint of Scotland, several legends state that the relics of Andrew were brought by divine guidance from Constantinople to the place where the modern town of St Andrew stands toady
Andrew the Apostle also known as Saint Andrew and called in the Orthodox tradition Prōtoklētos (Πρωτόκλητος) or the First-called, was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter. His martyrdom took place during the reign of Nero. Feast: 30 November (In the traditional liturgical books of the Catholic Church, the feast of St. Andrew is the first feast day in the Proper of Saints).
Feast 30 November Attributes Old man with long (in the East often untidy) white hair and beard, holding the Gospel Book or scroll, sometimes leaning on a saltire Patronage fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers
Relics of the Apostle Andrew are kept at the Basilica of St Andrew in Patras, Greece; the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Italy; St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert, Warsaw, Poland.The skull of St. Andrew, which had been taken to Constantinople was returned to Patras by Emperor Basil I, who ruled from 867 to 886.most of the relics were moved from Patras to Constantinople by order of the Roman emperor Constantius II around 357 .