how wonderful to have this exciting event right in your area...i did see you have rain in your forecast, but your photos look like things are sunny...did you have a tartan "special" that you wore too, Freda?
The three day event had two and a half days of pouring rain - I was so lucky to get the half decent half day! I have to confess I don't have anything tartan, though I had a kilt when I was little..
I had several kilts as a canadian teenager also! And a feather kilt pin that I was so proud of!!
What a collection! Is there a collective noun? Shame about the rain! It was really sunny for The Bute Highland games the previous week, but I gather the first dry one in four years. I loved the sword dancing.
A draught of kilts? :-)
Fab photos Freda! And your header pic too... that scene through raindrops just epitomises British summer events! Glad you got the best of the day. I had a kilt I loved when I was little too.
Love it Lotta :-)
Lucky you in Bute Elizabeth. Do you like Lotta's collective noun?
Wonderful to see the variety of tartan and the footwear. Even within the kilts themselves there are differences in the pleating. I had a kilt when I was quite small but hated it as it had an attached bodice so I had to take my shirt off to get changed for gym at school! Everybody looks happy despite the blustery weather. Thank you for the visit to the games, Freda.
How embarassing with the kilt Sheena, but glad you enjoyed the visit.
Love seeing the various tartans (and footwear). Stealth shooting, Freda!
One of the few pictures I have of myself as a child--about age 4--shows me wearing a kilt and a short sleeve jumper (sweater for US folks) with a large ribbon bow in my hair. Though my grandfather was from Scotland, I am unaware of any connection to a particular plaid.
I didn't know you had Scottish ancestors Mary!
That was like walking through a kilt shop. I was looking for my favourite. I too had a kilt with a bodice and Scottish Dancing lessons.
I still have the kilt pin which sometimes doubles as a stitch holder when knitting.
For a while my favoured fabric for trousers and pinafore dresses was Black Watch Tartan.
Mine was Anderson - my wee kilt and later travel rugs in the car.
I, too, wore a kilt w what I called a giant safety pin when I was a teenager, but not my clan colors. I didn't even know we had clan colors back then. I've since googled my maiden name & found my colors - green, purple & navy...colors i'd wear now but wouldn't have then. hmmm...that's something to think about, except I haven't wore a skirt/dress in years.
Nice colours Cathy!
Lovely to be back briefly (in Dorset) with computer access, and be able to catch up on your blog, Freda.
(I've been 3 weeks' away in Kent, assisting my 93 year old Mum, who's making a remarkable recovery from an emergency abdominal operation: returning there again soon, for a while).
I'm envious of your Scottish culture being so cherished and celebrated, and near enough for you to participate in.
Also, I have fabric envy and am imagining tartan outfits, such as designed by Sandra Murray. I'm craving the mini-skirt.
Nice to see you here again Susan and thanks for the Sandra Murray mention - I had not seen those. I hope all goes well in Kent.
Thank you, Freda.
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