California? Not a very Scottish name!
Scramento? Would'nt connect that in
particular to Scotland!
Kyla Groesschel's School of Highland
Dance? Thats a bit more Scottish!
NOW! The Fling! The Swords! The Reel!
NOW! Thats Scottish Dancing, danced in a
very Scottish way.
But these Californian girls came to us
not in swimwear in high fashion
Dressed in the Garb of Auld Gaul, kilts!
plaids! and swords!
They cut a better figure than any Bay
In the August sun of Bridge of Allan
they danced into our hearts
Young Natalie watches from the
when a little spider lands upon her
hair,she goes to swipe the poor wee beast!
No! Stay your hand! Do you not know the
Legend of Bruce and the Spider?
Taking it carefully from her hair
I told her the spirit of Bruce will be
with you! and victory will be yours
I watched as she proudly stepped onto
At the end of a long day an extatic
Tahnked me and said 'The spider! You
were right four medals and a trophy!
Only a small moment in time perhaps
But the smile and the joy of a young
girl will always stay with me!