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    Kilted fortnight holiday in scotland & france

    My wife Sharon sees me to the Richmond, VA airport for my connecting flight to Scotland to participate in The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh. I am wearing my causal USA Kilt in the Caledonia tartan. It was a great choice for my hop across the pond.



    Preflight preparations were essential for the night flight.


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    Day One – Arrival

    Sharon’s request on all my trips from home is to bring her home a stuffed sheep. It’s my first thing I do when I attend Highland Games. Find a sheep and then I can enjoy the festival. When I cleared Customs at the Edinburgh Airport at the exit door was a Visit Scotland Information shop and there was Willie the Wee Sheep. Success!

    Here Willie and I wait for the train at Waverly Station to take us to Pitlochry. I will be attending the Donnachaidh Clan pre- Gathering activities there.



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    Day One – Trip to Pitlochry

    Here are some pix I took from the train on the way. Not the best, but gives you some idea of the scenery.








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    Ain't them USA Kilts comfy to fly in!?

    Ron
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    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Day One- Evening Highland Pipe Band Entertainment

    When I arrived at my booked hotel, I was told they were overbooked and they had another place for me to stay. I was too tired to argue, just let me go where I can end my long day. As it turned out, I really liked the Acarsaid where I stayed. The manageress informed me this evening there would be Highland entertainment in town. What a treat it would turn out to be!

    The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band started in the city center and led us to the parade grounds where the activities commenced. Here’s a link on Youtube on the Band’s performance of the 2009 British Championships.

    Here’s the procession to the fair grounds.








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    Day One – Evening Highland Entertainment

    It was a beautiful venue with wonderful entertainment.










    I wore my Newsome XMarks tartan box pleat. After the festivities I retired to nearby pub for a night cap.



    It was a great first day in Bonnie Scotland!

    More to come, tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the great photos..They brought back memories from my trip last year. I watched a pipe band practice at those fair grounds. I look forward to seeing more. Hope you are having a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt View Post
    Ain't them USA Kilts comfy to fly in!?

    Ron
    Aye, Ron the best! My return flight time from lift off at Geneva to touch down at Richmond was 16 & 1/2 hours. With all that sitting, it was the perfect kilt to have on and move about the plane and airports.

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    Thancks for sharing theses beautiful pics !
    Andrew Philip
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    The adventure starts ! ith:

    Great pictures of Day One !

    This is going to be grand !


    Happy you made it safely home. Evangéline checked out my closet to make sure my Robertson kilt was not gone with "le Monsieur".


    Best,

    Robert

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