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Douglas County Scottish Society Presents:


The Celtic Highland Games - Riverbend Park, Winston, Oregon - August 20-22, 2010! We'll be there. Look for us at our booth!



THE BARD AT LARGE - LINDA MACDONALD-LEWIS - Linda MacDonald-Lewis has actively been promoting Scotland's History, Mythology and Folklore in the USA for over a decade. She has had many great honours bestowed on her in Scotland: Recently include in a book called " The Wallace Muse" 700 years of Poetry and Artwork inspired by the Life and Legend of Sir William Wallace. Her poem was included with the great poets of Scotland's past .... like Sir Walter Scott, Wordsworth, Blind Harry, Robert Burns, Hamilton, and McGonagall, as one of the contemporary poem selected for this project, her poem lies, in the ranks of the current  Poet Laureate of Scotland, Edwin Morgan as well as other noted poets of today. And she recited her poem for the assembly in Holyrood's Parliament, in Sept. 2005 to honour William Wallace. She has also seen the honour of being one, of the 100 women in Scotland, chosen to be part of the permenant art project, to honour the women of Scotland's past and present, at the new Parlaiment Bldg. in Holyrood, called "Travelling the Distance", that opened in Dec. 2006. She continues to work on the promotion of Scotland's History and thier present issues, through the work in her shop in Seaside, Oregon, and the many events yearly where she speaks.

aberlemnoStone.jpg (7252 bytes)The Standing Stone calls you to the Games in Winston Oregon at Riverbend Park. A weekend of celebration awaits you. Join us Friday night for a Ceilidh ("Kay-Lee" Celtic gathering and party) and listen to some great music - including the bands the Wicked Tinkers, Culann's Hounds and Golden Bough. There will be several great pipe bands. The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday with the Scottish Heavy Athletics - Edged Weapons Competition with archery, swordsmanship and other weapons - Children's Athletics - Children's Heritage Tent - Gathering of the Clans - More great Celtic Music with the sounds of the Bagpipe Bands, Fiddles & Harps - the Vendors of Celtic Products -  Highland Cattle - Sheepdogs - Ale - Food - and the companionship of some wonderful and spirited people.


Billy_Caber_Edmond.jpg (155016 bytes)The Douglas County Scottish Society proudly presents the "Celtic Highland Games 2010" Aug. 20-22 at Riverbend Park in Winston, Oregon. The Games have evolved from early trials in Scotland to select the strongest and best men for the King. Now, folks of Celtic descent gather at Games around the world. The Games provide an opportunity for family entertainment involving competition, fellowship, and appreciation of heritage. Planning for the Games is a yearlong activity involving Society members, the local community, and the many vendors, musicians and athletes that participate in this event. Numerous families, from California to Canada, travel to the area and camp at the park or stay in local Motels. At the Games, there is always something going on - the athletic competitions, the musical performances, children's activities, the open air market of Celtic goods, Highland dancing, Clan gatherings, and the FOOD! Come Friday night for a free Ceilidh.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer for the event, Contact the Douglas County Scottish Society at 1224 NW Walnut PMB 167, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

White Horse Coffee & Tea is a proud sponsor of the 2010 Games and the Douglas County Scottish Society.


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Links: Douglas County Scottish SocietyScottish Masters Athletics InternationalScottish American Athletic Association, Scottish Heavy Athletics, White Horse Coffee & Tea Celtic and Bagpipe Links Page, Scottish Highland Games and Festival Listings


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