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Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

by Todd Wilkinson While the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service celebrates Scotland and Scottish heritage, it is a truly a Scottish-American custom. If one searches the Internet for information, stories abound of the Kirkin’s roots being in days of the Act of Proscription, when the wearing of the kilt was banned in the Highlands – …

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Greyfriars Bobby

Dogs figure prominently in tales from Scotland.  There are the sheepdogs (who are so entertaining at the San Diego Highland Games).  There are the ghost dogs which warn people of danger.  There are faithful dogs who bring joy to their families. But surely no dog is better known in Scottish lore than Greyfriars Bobby. John …

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Scottish sights to visit

Bruce’s Cave Lace up your walking boots and pack a lunch for a visit to Robert the Bruce’s cave, which is up a steep path above Kirtle Water, near Kirkpatrick Flemming. Legend says that Robert the Bruce hid from the English armies within these gloomy walls, and watched a spider repeatedly attempting to spin a …

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