Highland Games

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Tartan Day Stone Put

Kilts and Cabers–Tartan Days and Highland Games

April 6 is an important day if you claim Scottish heritage. It’s the day the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320—Sort of Scotland’s Declaration of Independence which served as a model for the U.S. Declaration of Independence. But the date hasn’t always been celebrated—we just picked up the idea here in the U.S. in the late 1990s when The Scottish Coalition USA successfully petitioned the US Senate to adopt a resolution establishing April 6 as National Tartan Day. Since […]

A cat watches a full moon--very noir.

Summer Solstice at the Highland Games

I’m celebrating this summer solstice at the Chicago Highland Games. Our favorite son, Kris, will be taking care of the place while we are gone.  He would rather be coming with us, but –hey, life’s hard. In the wee hours of Friday morning, we’ll drive away from our cozy house in the woods through the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill to St. Louis. There, always supposing our GPS gets us to the right place, we hop a train for Chicago. […]