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Finally, Galicia!


I have finally arrived to Galicia and have less than 100 kms to go before reaching Santiago. The tendonitis is gone and my body is well adapted now to my daily routine, exception made of my feet that after walking for so many kilometers require some breaks every two or three hours. 240 more words

Scottish Icons- Part two, Tartan

While bagpipes are Scotland’s most famous instrument, Scotland’s most famous textile is without a doubt, Tartan.

Originating in the Highlands of Scotland, the Clans people used plants, berries and moss to dye wool, before spinning and weaving it into tartan. 339 more words


Celebrating All Things Scottish

Last night Kish and I went to the lovely home of the Rhyming Scots for a celebration of All Things Scottish.  Mr. Rhyming Scot, who combines the qualities of fierceness and intellectual firepower that you would expect from the son of a country that produced William Wallace and Adam Smith, sported a kilt and other traditional Scottish garb.  115 more words


Sepia Saturday August 23rd 2014 National Dress

Of all our ancestors it seems the Scottish traditions have lasted the longest. Even today in Australia there are Highland Gatherings all around the country where events such as caber tossing and tug of war still take place, as well as traditional dance competitions, and of course lots of bagpipe music. 205 more words

Agony and ivory: Teens' bagpipes seized at Canada-US border because of ivory


CONCORD, N.H. – The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical diplomacy: If your bagpipes have ivory in them, leave them at home before travelling to Canada or risk having them seized at the border.

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Bagpipes On Vacation

I recently posted an article titled As My Bagpipes Gently Weep, about the bureaucratic nightmare imposed on two young men who compete internationally at the highest ranks of the world of bagpipe performance. 1,065 more words


More Hairy Legs Than A Girl Should Be Exposed To...

I’ve just returned from a 10 day trip to Edinburgh in Scotland, well Musselburgh to be exact, where I got to meet 972 members of my partner’s family. 434 more words