Saturday, May 23, 2009

Highland Games Season



The "Games" season has begun with a vengeance in southern California. The two-day Scottish Fair in Costa Mesa began today. Officially the "United Scottish Society's Highland Games and Gathering". This is the first time in a very long time (perhaps ever) that we've had a contest in all 4 WUSPBA grades.

And that's where I've been all day today. And will be most of tomorrow. A wonderful, wonderful weekend thus far. Outstanding music and meeting old friends. There's even been some talk of taking the old Misty Isle Pipe Band out of suspended animation. (The picture is the MIPB of 5 or 6 years ago.)

If you're anywhere in the area of the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds on Sunday 24 May, do stop by. Although, you'd hardly know it from The Inn's reportage, there's a lot more going on than just pipe bands. Take a look at the fair's website here. It's great fun.

(And, FWIW, Sunday is also the feast of St David I, King of Scotland.)