The Archives just received a shipment that had an interesting commemorative bottle and as a result, our post today is all Scottish.
As 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, Burns' anniversary was designated by the First Minister Alex Salmond as one of the series of "Homecoming Events" to showcase the best of Scotland and invite all who love Scotland to come home for a visit in 2009.
The Coca-Cola Company helped mark the anniversary by putting an image of the poet on a series of special bottles produced in Scotland. The bottle was introduced in June and features an image of the poet and a Highland stag. Auld Lang Syne indeed.
While I was researching our history in Scotland, I came across this great image of Edinburgh Castle with a Coke delivery truck in the foreground. The photograph appeared in Coca-Cola Overseas magazine in October 1953.
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