The Blue Ridge Community College campus in
Hendersonville, NC, will be the site of the fourth annual
Foothills Highland Games, sponsored by SCOTS (Scottish
Clans of the South)Nov. 5-7, 2004. The college,
conveniently located just off I-26, will see cabers fly and pipe
bands play as thousands celebrate their Scottish heritage.
Something of interest will be found for the
entire family. Dancers will perform the Sword Dance, the
Highland Fling and more. Dog lovers will enjoy the prowess of
the border collies as they herd sheep and ducks. Athletes will
toss the caber in just one of seven traditional sporting events
during which the kilt-clad competitors push mind and muscle to
Children will have much to entertain them as well
at the Children’s tent. Storytelling, scavenger hunts, and
projects will be both fun and educational.
Clans will be available to answer genealogy
questions and help to locate ancestral roots. Lectures by noted
historians will comprise Education Day on Friday the 5th.
Sample authentic Scottish and Irish foods. Listen
to the mellow sounds of balladeer Carl Peterson and move to the
sound of the Celtic Rock band, Rathkeltair with Neil Anderson.
Hear the skirl of the bagpipes and get an early
start on your Christmas shopping. The fall event will be made
even more colorful with the swirl of kilts and the colors of the
many tartans that will be worn and displayed. The college is an
ideal site for the Games and gives the opportunity to make
learning and discovery a new twist with this event.
Join us in this celebration where
tradition and revelry come together and everyone is “kith and
kin” (family) for a few days.
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