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Atholl Highlanders to provide spectacular start to highland games season
The Courier.co.uk ^ | 24 May 2014 10.22am. | Mark MacKay

Posted on 05/24/2014 7:29:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa

A new season of Perthshire Highland Games opens this weekend with one of the most spectacular events on the annual calendar — the Atholl Gathering and Highland Games.

The two-day extravaganza is the first of 14 events that will see tens of thousands of spectators descend on the region over the next four months.

The summer of tradition and sport begins today with the Atholl Highlanders Parade — the annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecourier.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chat; kilts; pipesanddrums; scotland

1 posted on 05/24/2014 7:29:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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2 posted on 05/24/2014 7:30:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for the ping!


3 posted on 05/24/2014 7:31:50 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I think I would probably have won the 100 yard dash at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games if they had not held the 220 first.

I had not trained in over a month and had no idea that I had gotten a bit out of shape. I was leading everyone fairly easily when at around 150 yards the bear jumped on my back. I barely made it to the finish line.

They held the 100 only a few minutes later and my legs were like rubber.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConorMacNessa

All the Haggis you could possibly want.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 7:35:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Could somebody please post this pic.

http://www.funnyjunk.com/Meanwhile+In+Scotland/funny-pictures/4822680


6 posted on 05/24/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30




"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 05/24/2014 7:39:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Something stirs in me when I hear the pipes...I either want to sit and weep or to grab a sword and go to war. That’s the Scottish in me I guess. :-)


8 posted on 05/24/2014 7:53:45 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Unless Connor is there, I'm not going! (Thanks for the 'Highlander' reminder! Haven't watched that one in a while.)
9 posted on 05/24/2014 8:03:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Well said, and all of the above at once. Get the bastards!


10 posted on 05/24/2014 8:08:08 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: ConorMacNessa; sionnsar
So, the pacific islanders are goin’ to play games in scotland? Gonna be cooooooooold under them there reed skirts.

(Ooopsie. Thought these were the Atoll games. Never mind.) 8<)

11 posted on 05/24/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Jonty30

Ahh yes, looking forward to our visit to Scotland in June. I will have the Haggis. Slice of Haggis on a fried egg between a hard roll. Mmmmmm Good!


12 posted on 05/24/2014 8:26:10 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Clever lines.. I bet the men from Tonga could do a good job tossing the caber...
I have been to Blair Atholl. Nice visit just off the A9.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 8:31:53 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHoPYLQvnQM&feature=kp


14 posted on 05/24/2014 9:11:53 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Near as I can tell, my family has one Scottish ancestor back in the 1600s.

Why I dig bagpipe music is quite a puzzle.

Still cool, though. :-)


15 posted on 05/24/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: BatGuano

was in Edinburgh last October, beautiful city and amazing people,

I’m sure you’ll enjoy your visit,


16 posted on 05/24/2014 11:25:05 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: ConorMacNessa

What does the article mean when it states “Europe’s last private army?”


17 posted on 05/25/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ConorMacNessa

thurely, they can’t ALL be atholls, can they?...


18 posted on 05/25/2014 8:24:04 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: ops33
Take a look here:

Europe's Last Private Army, The Atholl Highlanders



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Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 05/25/2014 8:33:33 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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