San Diego Scottish Highland Games

March 2017

A Wee Bit Information on Whisky

The Gaelic “usquebaugh”, meaning “Water of Life”, phonetically became “usky” and then “whisky” in English. However it is known, Scotch Whisky, Scotch or Whisky (as opposed to whiskey), it has captivated a global market. Scotland has internationally protected the term “Scotch”. For a whisky to be labeled Scotch it has to be produced in Scotland. …

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Colquhoun Clan History

This name comes from the Gaelic place name “cuil cumhann” meaning “narrow corner”. The location of Colquhoun (pronounced “ca-hoon” with the accent on the second syllable) is on the western shores of Loch Lomond. Umfphredus de Kilpatrick was granted the lands by the Earl of Lennox in the 13th century, during the reign of King …

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Upcoming Spring Events

Caledonian Society of Arizona 53rd Annual Phoenix Scottish Games March 4th & 5th Steele Indian School Park 300 East Indian School Rd. Phoenix. Az. 85032   Sonora Celtic Faire March 11-13th. Mother Lode Fair Grounds. Sonora. Ca.   Kern County Scottish Society, Inc. March 25th. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South “P” Street Bakersfield. Ca.   …

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The Legend of Ticonderoga

In ancient times, Duncan Campbell, the laird of Inverawe, sat in his castle in the western isles of Scotland. One dark night, there was a loud pounding at the gate, and when Campbell opened it, he saw a stranger who begged him for asylum. The man was disheveled and his clothes were torn and smeared …

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