Scottish woman celebrate with Samoans

A 72-year-old Scottish woman was part of Samoa's Independence Day celebrations at Mulinu'u on Saturday.

Kirsty Sandford, who is in Samoa for three weeks as part of a visit to see Pacific Island states, said it was a "lucky mistake" to be in Samoa in time for the celebrations.

“The background of the Independence Day of Samoa is quite unique," she said. "It is very touching to read about and now that I am actually here, I have to say I am very honoured to be here in Samoa at this time of the year."

Having to learn about the Samoan culture and traditions, she said it is all part of God’s plan. 

Mrs. Sandford believes Samoa was given a chance to become independent so they could develop into being a nation full of respect and love.

The people are nice and friendly, she added and said there is no doubt why Samoa is independent and beautiful.

“I hope Samoa stays this way that way when I come back, I will always feel the same comfort and love I received these past few days especially today,” she added.

The Scottish woman was at the Independence Day celebrations in Mulinu'u mingling with the locals and will leave for Savai'i for three days.

She said she is keen to explore more sights and sounds of Samoa and its people.

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