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A Royal Wedding calls for a Tartan Throne

On Saturday, the world was focused on Windsor Castle and the Wedding of Prince “Harry” Henry Charles Albert David to Rachel Meghan Markle, now titled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. After months of discussion over the dress, the cake and the guest list, over 1.9 billion people tuned in to find out the answers to all […]

Giants of the Games – An interview with Chuck Kasson

Profile Name: Chuck Kasson Age: 33 Day Job: Physical Therapist From: Hallam in Nebraska, USA (small town with a population of 275) Competing since: 2009 Favourite Event: I like them all, my favourite is usually the one I’m throwing the best at that time. I really enjoy the technical challenge of throwing the weights. Greatest […]

Clan Grant: The family behind the best single malt whisky in the world

William Grant & Sons is the Scottish, family-run business behind some of your favourite whiskies, more specifically Glenfiddich and Grant’s. We first met William Grant and his extremely successful distillery in the Clan Grant blog which piqued my interest and led me to to research further into the family whisky business and find out what was behind […]

Highland Flings: Cel’Tiron Festival Pentecôte 2018

On Friday 18th May the Cel’tiron Festival kicks off and oh what a weekend it will be. If you thought Highland Games only happened in Scotland then you are quite wrong. In France they take the “jeux de force ecossais” very seriously and many events take place throughout the year. This weekend in May will play […]

We meet the Emmanuel College Highlanders

Even though the Australian Celtic Festival is over we weren’t quite ready to finish our blog series about the amazing performers. The weekend was full of fun activities for the whole family and incredible entertainment. The Emmanuel College Highlanders were part of the line up at the weekend and I was lucky enough to have the […]

Clan Galbraith: Unleash your inner tartan

Every day we find out something new about the Clans and their activities around the world and today is no different. This weekend the Clan Galbraith had their Gathering in Nashville, Tennessee and we hope to bring you some stories very soon but meantime we will make a start finding out a bit more about […]

String Loaded: The family putting a twist on Celtic Music

The Australian Celtic Festival is now over for another year, the program jam packed full of amazing music, dancing and so many Celtic Performers. The opening ceremony on Thursday  included performances from Pipe Bands and the Glen Innes Public School Choir, with the Mayor of Glen Innes on hand greeting festival guests. We follow up our […]

Clan MacKenzie: What famous MacKenzies do you know?

Clan MacKenzie originates from Kintail in the Highlands and the name derives from the Gaelic MacCoinneach meaning ‘Son of the Fair One’. The MacKenzies were one of the most powerful clans by the 17th Century, owning land from the east to the west, they even worked along side Mary Queen of Scots to support her in her […]

Clan Wallace: Know your tartans

Tartan can be a little overwhelming with all it’s variations so today on the blog we take one tartan and talk you through the options and what they mean. Welcome to the Wallace tartan initiation! The most common and widely used is the Wallace Modern or Wallace Red Modern tartan, a vibrant scarlet, black and […]