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Unicorns and tattie scones - St Andrew's Day in tweets

Scots far and wide are celebrating St Andrew's Day in their own style - on social media tributes ranged from Saltires, to salutations to the odd square sausage.

The National Library of Scotland marked the day with a look back at the Comic Map of Scotland.

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The British Geological Survey went a bit further back in time, with a visit to Siccar Point on the south east coast, the "birthplace of modern geology".

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Another landmark, and the National Portrait Gallery showcased some of the earliest photo portraits, dating from the 1840s.

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service got into the flow, with their firehose Saltire.

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Meanwhile the Forth Road Bridge was also flying the flag.

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Among the patriotism, people in Erskine, Paisley and Glenboig seemed to be showing a lot of love for St Andrew.

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Scotland's national animal - the unicorn - was also in full flow, with one gif proving highly popular.

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Food was well in evidence - lots of haggis, salmon, shortbread, square sausage and recipes for tattie scones.

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But exactly who was Scotland's patron saint? BBC Scotland shared some of the knowledge put together by BBC iWonder.

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