Saint Andrew, a Fisherman and the Patron Saint of Scotland, Barbados, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Patras, San Andrés (Tenerife), Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria. So he must have been some guy this Andrew. Of Course Saint Andrews Day in Scotland is celebrated on the 30th of November. But who was he and why the Patron Saint of Scotland as well as list of other places. Saint Andrew was born according to the Christian tradition in 6 B.C in Galilee. The New Testament states that Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and likewise a son of John, or Jonah. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. Both he and his brother Peter were fishermen by trade, hence the tradition that Jesus called them to be his disciples by saying that he will make them "fishers of men" . At the beginning of Jesus' public life, they were said to have occupied the same house at Capernaum. St Andrew has been celebrated in Scotland for over a thousand years, with feasts being held in his honour as far back as the year 1000 AD. The flag of Scotland, the St Andrew’s Cross, was chosen in honour of him. Also, the ancient town of St Andrews was named due to its claim of being the final resting place of St Andrew.
Like Jesus, Andrew died a martyr and was crucified in Greece on an X-shaped cross in 60 AD, rather than the 'T' shape cross that Jesus was crucified on. This type of cross is also known as a saltire - the symbol that makes up the Scottish flag.