36th annual SOUTHEAST FLORIDA Scottish FESTIVAL AND highland GAMES
March 2, 2019 Plantation Heritage Park
36th annual SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
Scottish FESTIVAL AND GAMES Ceud Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Scottish American Society of South Florida (SASSF) , it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 36th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games. We are so happy and proud to share a wee bit of our Scottish culture, history, and heritage with our South Florida friends, neighbors, and visitors! Please take time to wander through the Festival grounds and explore all we have to offer, including sampling traditional foods, music & dance, crafts & other merchandise, to researching possible family connections with the Clan representatives and marveling at the power & endurance of our amazing athletic competitors. Heartfelt thanks to our Board members and volunteers who work tirelessly through the year to make the Festival possible and to our sponsors, clans, vendors, entertainers, pipe bands, and athletes who make the day come alive. Tapadh Leibh! Thank You!
We hope you enjoy the 36th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games sponsored by the Scottish American Society of South Florida. We are always looking for more people to become actively involved in planning and volunteering at the Festival, so donâ€™t hesitate to contact any of the SASSF Board members for more information. Please let us know how we can make the Games even better by filling out our Festival survey at: https://tinyurl.com/SASSF2019 We hope you make coming to the Scottish Festival & Highland Games an annual tradition and return for next yearâ€™s Festival on Saturday, March 7, 2020 back at Plantation Heritage Park. Stay in touch to find out about SASSF activities throughout the year, including our volunteer and member picnic, Fall Ceilidh [music & dance party], semi-monthly restaurant get-togethers, and annual Robert Burns Supper [Jan. 25, 2020]. Go to our website to sign-up for our monthly email newsletter and be sure to follow & Like us on Facebook! https://sassf.org ; @sassf.org
Cheryl Gowing, President President
Officers and Directors
Nigel MacDonald, VP, Elaine MacDonald, Mary Anne Wolfson, Cheryl Gowing, President Claire Will, Secretary, Al Will, Dave Campbell, VP, Renee Campbell, Treasurer absent from the photo: John Lennon, Betty Rogers, Eddy West Photography: Art Campbell, Miriam Cannon, Lawrence Miller, Richard Booth, Nigel and Elaine MacDonald COMMITTEES Advertising Athletics Burns' Supper Children's Games Clans and Societies Country Dancing Entertainers Food Concessions Grounds Highland Dancing Hospitality Hotel Memberships
Cheryl Gowing Bob Gourlay Nigel MacDonald Betty and Steve Rogers Richard Campbell Rinthy Aman Renee Campbell Dave Campbell Dave Campbell Nigel MacDonald Mary Ann Wolfson Nigel MacDonald Elaine MacDonald
Piping and Drumming Program Production Publicity Recording Secretary Sponsors Trophies/medals Vendors Volunteers Webmaster
Betty Rogers Kevin Patterson Nigel MacDonald Cheryl Gowing Elaine MacDonald Claire Cubbin Will Bart and Alice Carlisle Betsy Motisi Nigel MacDonald Kevin Patterson Dave Campbell Cheryl Gowing, Shelley Beck Cheryl Gowing
We extend our warmest thanks to all our festival sponsors CASTLE SPONSORS Cheryl Gowing and Michael Stock BAGPIPE SPONSORS Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 31 THISTLE SPONSORS Richard and Nancy Campbell Dave and Renee Campbell Derick and Ellen Willis Elaine and Nigel MacDonald Barbara and Gerard Wach Melinda and Jim Battani Allan Young CLAN and SOCIETY SPONSORS Clan Campbell Clan Davidson Clan Elliot Clan MacKenzie Clan MacLaren Clan MacLennan Clan Morrison Clan Weir Daughters of the American Revolution CABER SPONSORS Rinthy Aman William B. Logie Elizabeth Geddes Ronald McKay Dave Campbell Sr. Danny E. Reynolds TROPHY and MEDAL SPONSORS Athlete of the Day Art Campbell in memory of his wife, Maureen FitzGerald Campbell Grade IV Pipe Band Dr. Doris McLeod in memory of Dr. Allan McLeod Grade V Pipe Band Nigel and Elaine MacDonald in memory of Neville and Elizabeth MacDonald CORPORATE SPONSORS:
Stevens & Goldwyn, PA. Flamingo Gardens John Cassidy and Sons John Bono Budget Truck Rental Planet RV
Special Thanks to: The Broward Cultural Division Coop Marketing Program and all the Media that publicized the Games and to all
those who have helped to make this Festival and Games a success. Our sincere apologies and grateful thanks go to those Sponsors whose names do not appear in the program due to our printing deadline.
Honored Scotsman of the Day Viscount Dunrossil
Andrew Morrison, Third Viscount Dunrossil, was born in London in 1953. He was educated at Eton and University College, Oxford. After serving with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the late seventies, he came to the USA in 1981 settling in San Antonio, Texas. He worked with the Kleinwort Benson Bank and served as the Chairman of the American Financial Services Association and as Honorary British Consul in San Antonio. Lord Dunrossil is a current member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, the Council of Scottish Clans & Associations Advisory Board, an Honorary Patron of the American-Scottish Foundation, and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Society of Scottish Armigers. Lord Dunrossil’s grandfather, W.S. Morrison, was the first native Gaelic speaker to become Speaker of the House of Commons, and was later Governor-General of Australia. His father, the second Viscount, was a career diplomat, Governor of Bermuda, and Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles. We invite you to meet Lord Dunrossil at the Clan Morrison tent and be sure to catch his talk on Scottish Heraldry at Stage 2 this afternoon.
our CHAPLAIN Reverend Dr. David Massey
This is the nineteenth year that the Reverend Doctor David Massey has been invited to serve as the Chaplain of the Games. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, one of his favorite and earliest memories is of accompanying his Grandfather Stewart McCutcheon, as they picked-up Grandmother Margaret from her Daughters of Scotia meeting. This remains one of his favorite memories because of all the dear Scottish women. He remembers that as they patted his head and pinched his cheek they would say, “Margaret, we love your wee grandson.” Rev. David Massey has served as the Pastor of the Plantation Presbyterian Church for the past 25 years. The church is located at 901 N. W. 70th Ave., Plantation, Florida. The members and friends of the congregation are pleased to offer their continued support of SASSF by providing its facilities for monthly meetings. Remember to enjoy our hospitality by stopping by the Church booth throughout the day to quench your thirst with a free glass of cold water.
Master of ceremonies Marc Wolfson
Marc Wolfson is married to Mary Anne Wolfson Florida Regional Commissioner Emeritus for Clan Donald (Macdonald of the Highlands) and a Board Member of SASSF Marc has been working for the last 10 (TEN) years as Business Manager for Arborist Services, Inc. Marc says that â€œIt is our responsibility to ensure that our Tree canopy remains not only GREEN but that it is strengthened to match Mother Natureâ€™s threat of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Our Management of this natural resource proved itself successful as of all the trees we had under our care we lost less than 2% of our population while other parts of SE Florida lost more than 20% of their trees. Marc and Mary Anne recently returned from California where they participated in the Wild Fire Prevention Program for Pacific Gas & Electric. They assessed fire damaged trees in Paradise, CA after the devastating Camp Fire. .
National Anthems Barbara Yatrousis Barbara has been a member of the Nova Singers since 1976 and has previously served that organization as Section Leader, and President. Barbara has also been a member of the Cathedral Choir of the First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Fort Lauderdale for over twenty five (25) years where she also serves full time on its staff. Barb has been a resident of the City of Fort Lauderdale since 1960.
Marti Aylesworth Marti was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire, before moving to Florida. She lives in Cooper City with her two daughters, Ashley, a senior at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, and Heather, a senior at Cooper City High School. Marti is employed by Broward County Schools, specifically at Cooper City High School, and has the passion for teaching and mentoring her students. She is also employed at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. Her favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, singing and gardening (especially orchids). Marti is a member of Davie United Methodist Church, where she is active in both the Handbell and Chancel Choirs, and also shares her love for singing with her fellow Nova Singers. Marti and her daughters are avid animal lovers and enjoy relaxing with their dog and four cats.
THE MUDMEN Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC'S television show " the Black Donnelly's" WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry's 9,19,20,21,24,27 hockey DVD's, the Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR special on CBC, HBO's Shameless, HNIC Coach's Corner ( the Dale Hunter Tribute),6 music videos on Much Music/MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on the edge radio. In 2008 the Campbell brothers were asked to perform on the new CBC " Hockey Night in Canada" theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron MacLean quoted " Mudmen We Love Em". This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour, PBS special/DVD and a performance at the Canadian Country music Awards with Johnny Reid. The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed and shook hands with the Queen televised, performed at the Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies on CBC and performed at the Edmonton Oilers 84 Stanley Cup re-union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, Red Ryder & Full 84 Team Present
SEVEN NATIONS The story of SEVEN NATIONS is that of a truly original and determined band that began in New York City, with members now hailing from California, to Toronto, to Florida. They have for years booked their own tours, and have had their own PBS and CNN specials. Throw away any preconceived notions you may have about Celtic music...this is a band that has invented its own sound and attracted a prodigious national and international following. Seven Nations is not your father’s Celtic band. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style that winningly veers from roots and folk to dance and fusionrock, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence. “Seven Nations — the name refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany — officially began in 1993 in New York City with a standard line-up of drums, guitars, and bass,” notes lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod. “We soon introduced bagpipes into the show, and over time the number of songs utilizing bagpipes grew until it became obvious that they were integral to our emerging sound,” says McLeod. “Most of the band members grew up playing Celtic music, and we’ve been performing original compositions since we began. Our instrumentation, and bagpipes and fiddle mostly, give us a distinctive sound and that’s what makes us different.”
Story Teller Tricia “Trixie” Billings An avid reader and a true lover of adventure through daydreaming, Trixie will lure you in with her melodic voice, many accents, and funny faces. Her quick wit and ability to improvise will have you hanging on every word, and wondering, “is this fact or fiction?" Each time Trixie tells a story ‘tis never the same. Many of the stories come from Celtic Folklore and her own unbelievable imagination. Enchanting and entertaining children, as well as the inner child of countless listeners, brings Trixie true delight and fulfillment. Tricia LC Billings is of Celtic descent, and was raised in Ohio until the age of 13 when her family moved to Wilton Manors, Florida. Her experience as a storyteller is vast and ever growing, as a new challenge or quest is always on the agenda. She has spent years telling stories to her own eight children, twelve grandchildren, and countless others, as well as sharing tales professionally through schools, churches, and private parties. Tricia has been under contract with ABC and has performed at The Southeast Scottish Games, The Florida Renaissance Festival, Camelot Days Medieval Festival, and The Mai Kai Polynesian Revue, along with other various productions.
Host Band - DUNEDIN CITY PIPE BAND The City of Dunedin Pipe Band took 1st place in the World Grade 2 Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow last summer and have now been promoted to Grade 1, the only Grade 1 Band in the USA. The Band started in 1964 as an outlet for young adults that had taken up piping and drumming while attending Dunedin schools. Dunedin has a Scottish arts program headed by Pipe Major Iain Donaldson and Drumming Director Eric MacNeill that begins at Dunedin Middle School, carries graduates over to Dunedin High School, and continues with adults in the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. The band is a 501(c)(3) public charity organization focused on education and continuing the Scottish arts. Members of the Band are all volunteers and donate their time and efforts to maintain their status as a first-class band. When they compete throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, they act as ambassadors for the City of Dunedin and the State of Florida. Excellence in leadership, hard work, enthusiasm, talent, and innovative ideas are elements that have made this band one of the best in the country. The Organization is currently made up of three competitive units – a Grade 1, a Grade 4, and a Grade 5 pipe band. From January through October each year, the Bands compete in highland games’ competitions across Florida and several events throughout the United States. Every summer, the Bands travel to Canada, Scotland, England, or Ireland to compete in contests to continue improving their international status. The City Dunedin Pipe Band wears the Edgewater tartan.
THE McLANZON LASSIES -- Scottish Fiddle with Florida flair. McLanzon Lassies are four girls from two families who have been playing music together for 8 years. Their ages range from 15 to 20. They have different interests but their love for traditional music is similar. The annual Scottish Society events are a favorite. The girls often travel together in the summer to participate in traditional music camps in the Appalachian Mountains (our closest Highlands). As you wander through today’s event stop and listen to the traditional fiddle accompanied by guitar. The girls may look young but have 35 years of combined music experience to share.
Harp and Thistle Pipe Band Pipe Major Don Goller, leads the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band with Pipe Sergeant, Greg Sheridan and Drum Major Rob Shaouy. At present the band boasts over 30 pipers and drummers. Based in Naples, Florida, the band was established in 2001 to serve all of Southwest Florida. 2017 marked another award winning year for the Harp & Thistle. As student numbers continue to grow, the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band looks forward to another great year! http://www.harpandthistlepipeband.org.
Fort Lauderdale Highlanders The Ft.. Lauderdale Highlanders, www.FtLauderdaleHighlanders.org, is under the direction of Pipe Major Bill McFarlane, Sr. Pipe Sergeant Art Gill, and Drum Sergeant Raymond Devlin. The Highlanders wear the Maitland tartan of Lord Lauderdale for which the city of Ft. Lauderdale is named. The Highlanders were formed in 1972 and have proudly competed and won at Highland Games throughout Florida and the South Eastern United States.
St. Andrewâ€™s Pipe Band of Miami Formed by Pipe Major Jack Sutherland and Drum Major Bob Ritchie in 1964, the band is now led by Pipe Major Nigel MacDonald, assisted by Pipe Sergeant Robert Ritchie and Drum Sergeant Betty Rogers. The Band, wearing the MacKenzie tartan, has performed from Key West to Greenport, Long Island. Beginners and experienced players are always welcome. www.standrews-pipeband.org
Dunedin High School Pipe Band The Dunedin High School Grade 4 and 5 Pipe Bands are comprised of high school students ranging in age from 14-18 years old. As one of the few high schools in the country to use bagpipes as a part of their instrumental music program, the Dunedin High School Pipe Band has been recognized both nationally and internationally for their commitment to musical excellence. Members of the group consistently earn medals in solo piping and drumming competitions. In addition to piping and drumming, all students in the pipe band are members of high school's Scottish Highlander Marching Band, which is known for successfully incorporating bagpipes and Scottish percussion into the modern marching band. The Dunedin High School Pipe Band is under the direction of Iain Donaldson. Eric MacNeill and Tim Marchand are the Scottish drumming instructors. The Band proudly wears the Dress Stewart tartan. Their high school band motto is "Real bands wear kilts". .
Police Pipe & Drum Corps of Florida
The Fraternal Order of Police, District Five, Police Pipe & Drum Corps of Florida, was founded in 1990. The Band and Color Guard is presently comprised of 51 serving and retired police officers, fire fighters and civilians, all volunteers. In March 2001, the Band had a successful concert tour of Ireland, and performs yearly in Broward County, Key West, Washington, DC, and Tallahassee at the Police memorials. The Band has been invited to play in Savannah, Cleveland, Ohio, Houston, Texas; and Canada and performs throughout the State of Florida. The Band’s first CD, “God Bless America”, was released in February 2005. The Band returned to Savannah for the 2012 St Patrick’s Day Parade. In 2018 the Pipe Band Played with the Red Hot Chili Pipers at the Coral Springs Performing Arts Center. New applicants for the Band and Color Guard are welcome and all training is provided. The Band wears the Black Watch Tartan and is led by Bandmaster David Campbell. Visit our website at www.policepipes-fl.com
clans and societies CLANS and SOCIETIES Clan Weir – honored clan 2019 House of Bruce Clan Campbell Clan Davidson Clan Donald Clan Donnachaidh Clan Douglas Clan Elliot House of Gordon Clan Gunn Clan Guthrie Clan Lindsay Clan MacBean Clan MacKenzie Clan MacLaren Clan MacLennan Clan Maxwell Clan Montgomery Clan Morrison Clan Wallace Clan Wood Daughters of the American Revolution Scottish American Society of Palm Beach Scottish American Military Society
Honored Clan – Clan Weir The ancestors of Weir were vikings from Norway’s southwest coast and were called Vere, from the old norse language, Fiskivere, meaning fish station or dam. The family warriors became part of the band lead by a Norwegian known as Gaange Rolf, the walker, from about 865 AD. These men were part of the raids for invasions into England, Scotland, and France with other viking armies throughout the late 9th century and early 10th century. In 890 AD the vikings under Siegfried marched into the Contentin and Rolf with his barons captured Bayeux, and the daughter of the city defender, Count Berenger de Sinilis, whose name was Popa and took her for his wife. The time from 891 AD to 911 AD Rolfe and his followers spent consolidating the lands which are now Normandy. In 912 AD on the death of Popa’s father, Rolf became Duke of Normandy. The Veres were a part of this and for the next two and half centuries would transition from Norwegian Vikings to Frankish speaking Normans. When Rolf became Duke of Normandy he accepted Christianity and changed his name to Rollo. Rollo died in 932 AD and his decendants continued as Dukes of Normandy. So it was that in 1066 AD Duke William(the bastard) in a dispute with Harold about the kingship of England, invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings on October 14th. King Harold was killed in the battle and William went on to conquer all of England.
Many Normans who came with the conqueror later resettled in Scotland from the reign of the Kings of Scots, David I and Malcom IV. In the Doomsday Book, a census required by William the Conqueror in 1086 AD there are three de Veres listed in England: Alberich de Vere Sr of the county Cambridge and Essex, Baldwin (Baltredus) de Vere of Oxfordshire and Henry de Vere of county Suffolk. The first mention of Vere in Scotland is Baltredus de Vere born circa 1100 AD, who would have to be the son of Baldwin of Oxfordshire. He witnessed a charter by King William the Lion in 1166 AD and had been in the court of Malcom IV. Baltredus de Vere had a son Walter de Vere, whose son Radulfus(Ralph) de Vere (born circa 1154 AD); witnessed charters by King Willam the Lion. Ralph de Vere was captured with King William at Alnwick Castle in a battle to aid Richard the Lionheart in a rebellion against King Henry II, Richards father. Ralph de Vere died near the end of the reign of King Alexander(1214-1249 AD). Ralph de Vere was a good friend of William the Lion and was granted lands in Blackwood, Lesmahagow and Mossyminion. He was then the first Laird of Blackwood. Thomas de Vere, son or grandson of Ralph(born circa 1246 AD) from whom all Weirs and Wier of Scotland are said to descend, witnessed a charter in 1266 for the Monestary of Kelso. His son Richardus (Richard) who was now the Laird and Barony of Blackwood circa 1296 AD. Richard de Wer paid homage to Edward I of England in 1296 during the war for Scottish independence. The Weirs/Veres of Stonebyers and Mossyminion were offshoots of the Weirs of Blackwood and the Weirs of Auchtyfardle and Kirkton decended from the Weirs of Stonebyers. In1592 a century old feud between the Weirs of Blackwood and the Veres of Stonebyers was ended when the Veres swore allegiance to James Weir of Blackwood and acknowledged him their Chief. Numerous families of Weir existed in Lanarkshire, and at one time or another, a Weir or Vere owned many major estates there. Other Weirs were vassals of the Abbots of Kelso and as such held lands in Lesmahagow. With the death of the last male Laird of Blackwood, the heiress, Catherine Weir, married the honorable Charles Hope and the family name was changed to Hope-Vere. This event, according to the law of Primegenture, made the position of Chief of Clan Weir vacant. The clan family continued to spread as an Armigeros clan throughout the British empire and the Clan families are still extant with various spellings of the surname including Vere, Weir, Wier, Wyer, Wear and others. Ronald L. Wier, President Clan Weir Society of USA
The Guild – Urban Craft & Folk Art School The Guild strives to foster imagination and creativity in our studio by helping students create beautiful art. Whether you’re coming in to spend the day or to truly exploit your talent, you’ll find a blank canvas awaiting you where the world is your oyster. We offer workshops, clinics and open studio time in Blacksmithing, Artistic Welding, Ceramics, Glass-working, Leathercraft, Wood carving, HomeBrewing, Casting, Sewing, Jewelrymaking and a variety of Urban Crafts and Folk Arts. We are Your Creative Playground, Workshop space, Art Studio... All the tools and resources for your artistic adventures in a cooperative environment. Visit The Guild demonstration area along Living History row for live demos of forging and craft displays. Blacksmith at Work
PROGRAM OF EVENTS Main Stage Seven Nations Mudmen Dunedin City Pipe Band Storyteller Kilted Legs Contest
(At time of press - times and events subject to change) Children’s Games
10 am, 1 pm, 5:30 pm 11 am, 2 pm, 6:15 pm 1:45 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm
Stage 2 11 am, 2 pm, 4:30 pm Storyteller McLanzon Lassies 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm Highland Dancing 10 am, 1 pm, 4:00 pm “Chiefs, Clans and Coats of Arms: questions about Scottish Heraldry”: talk by Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil 2:30 pm
Coloring Scottish scenes and other fun activities will be going on all day until 6 PM for the young lads and lassies. (schedule subject to changes and additions) morning 9:00 9:00 to 11:30 9:00 to 11:30
Fun activities begin. Coloring all day Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw Try on kilts and hold a set of bagpipes afternoon
1:00 to 1:30 1:30 to 3:00 3:00 to 4:00 4:00 to 4:30 4:30 to 6:00
Foot race & Sack race & Sheaf Toss Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw Tug-O-War Kilted Race & Sheaf Toss Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw
The Children’s Passport Game
Competition Times 8 - 9 am Piping and athletics registration 9 am - noon Individual piping and drumming 9 am – 4:30pm Heavy Athletics 2 pm – 3:30 pm Pipe Bands Events on the Piping and Drumming Field 2:00 Pipe Band Competition, Grade 5 2:40 Pipe Band Competition, Grade 4 3:10 Pipe Band Competition, Grade 3 3:30 City of Dunedin Pipe Band 4:00 Drum Major Competition
Events on the Main Field 9–4:30 Heavy Athletics competition 11:30 Sheepdog Demonstration 12 noon Parade of clans and massed bands 1:00 Caber toss 2:15 Sheepdog Demonstration 3:15 Massed Country Dancing - Join in! 4:30 Sheepdog Demonstration 5:00 Closing Ceremonies: Massed Pipe Bands Presentation of Trophies Prize Draw
Scottish Country Dancing 42nd Highland Regiment The Guild: Urban Craft & Folk Arts Realms of History Weaving Archery
Children and their families may pick up a blank Children’s Game Passport at the Children’s Games area. The children and their families then take the Passport and visit the Clan area (a Clan is a Scottish family group) and stop at the different Clan booths. There the children should have their passports stamped or signed by a Clan member. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the different families of Scotland. After they have visited every Clan, the children may take their passport back to the Membership canopy where they will receive a small prize.
For information on upcoming games and festivals throughout the United States go to: http://www.asgf.org For Scottish Games go to: http://www.rspba.org
Scottish HEAVY ATHLETICS THROWING THE HAMMER The hammer head is a 16 or 22 pound iron ball on the end of a cane shaft, measuring 4 feet 2 inches overall. The hammer is thrown from behind a trig and the athlete is allowed to count the best of three throws.
TOSSING THE CABER, The caber is a long straight tree trunk for which there is no standard size or weight. It should, however, be too large for any athlete to toss and then be cut shorter by stages until one competitor is able to toss it end over end. To do this the athlete balances the caber on its small end and then picks it up and runs with it before heaving it end over end to land, he hopes, pointing directly away from him. This would be called a 12 o'clock throw. The competitor who tosses the caber closest to this position wins the day. Cabers generally measure between 15 and 20 feet long and between 90 to 120 lbs.
TOSSING THE SHEAF A 16 lb. sheaf of hay, enclosed in a jute sack is tossed over a bar with a pitchfork. The bar is raised in steady increments until all but one competitor is eliminated. Each athlete receives three tries at each height.
TOSSING THE WEIGHT. In this event the 56lb weight is tossed for height.
STONE OF STRENGTH, The stone of strength is the Scottish shot put. It weighs about 16 or 22 pounds. Legend has it that the distance a guest of a Scottish landlord could put the stone of strength determined the sleeping accommodations he could expect to receive during his stay. The stone is put with one hand, from behind the trig.
THROWING THE WEIGHT. The weight is made from iron and is spherical or box shaped with a chain and ring attached. The total length is 18 inches and the weight is either 28 lbs. (2 stones) or 56 lbs. (half a hundredweight). The stone and the hundredweight are standard British weight measurements. The weight is thrown with one hand for distance from behind a marker or trig and the best of three throws is counted.
Athletics Director â€“ Bob Gourlay
HEAVY ATHLETICS RESULTS 2018 Go to www.NASGAWEB.COM for full statistics 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Amateur A Charles Fay Kevin Mynarski Brent Burnett Christopher Hailey
Amateur B Jared Kingston Adam Jeffery Chris Johnson Brian Jeffery Matthew Moorgat
Light Ethan Duryea
Master Tyson Trias
Torsten Hulsemann Petrus Sundevall
6th 7th 8th
Robert (Bob) Gourlay, has been involved in all facets of the Scottish Highland Games and Festivals for nearly 20 years, the last 10 focusing purely on the heavy athletics of the games. He has officiated at many games throughout the southeast and is the president of the newly formed Foundation for Scottish Athletics which was formed to expand the culture of the Scottish Athletics beyond the festival circuit with demonstrations at schools and for other organizations.
Petrus Sundevall William Simonitch David Andrews Joe Macintyre
Master Women Kati Letourneau Rhonda Taylor
Master 40-49 Mark Howe
Masters 45-49 Mark Howe Bill Baxter
Scorekeeper - Joanna Parker Ching McKee- Oettel - Judge
Jon Henderson â€“ Judge - Vice President, Foundation for Scottish Athletics Ching presenting to athlete of the Day, Charles Fay, with trophy sponsor, Art Campbell
Jon "Ozzy" Henderson is a Veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Service and has spent the last 20 years working for AT&T, currently working as an implementation Engineer. He began competing in the highland games in 2005. Since then Jon has competed throughout the United States and Scotland to include participation in two Guinness Book of World Record caber toss events and two Masters World Championships. In 2008, after suffering an injury, Jon decided to get into other areas of the games during his recuperation and became a certified judge and athletic director. He now serves on the Board of Directors of Foundation for Scottish Athletics as the Vice President. As a member of FSA he continues to reach out to the local community, veterans groups and other Scottish organizations to help support the Heavy Athletics and Heritage of the Scottish Games.
Last yearâ€™s athletes
Piping and drumming COMPETITION Winners 2018 Pipe band – Grade 3 Dunedin HS Scottish Highlander PB Grade 4 City of Dunedin PB IV Harp and Thistle PB IV Grade 5 Harp and Thistle PB V Dunedin HS Scottish Highlander PB V Fort Lauderdale Highlanders City of Dunedin PB V Dunedin Highland Middle School PB Grade 1 – Piobaireachd, MSR Hornpipe and Jig Andrew Hagen Grade 2 - Piobaireachd Joseph Lynch, Jason Marchand, 2/4 March – Jason Marchand Joseph Lynch Elizabeth Elftman Strathpey & Reel Jason Marchand Elizabeth Elftman Hornpipe and Jig Jason Marchand Elizabeth Elftman Grade 3 - Piobaireachd Kate Breaux Mark Waymark Andre Markov Patrick McBride Patricia Czar Scott Simmons 2/4 March – Madison Poth Susan Elftman Jaice Currie Patrick McBride Andrey Markov
Kate Breaux Scott Simmons Patricia Czar Strathpey & Reel Susan Elftman Madison Poth Andrey Markov Patrick McBride Patricia Czar Kate Breaux Jaice Currie Scott Simmons Grade 4 Senior Piobaireachd Marguerite Watson Linda Quanstrom Jane Tough-Noga 2/4 March Mark Waymack Marguerite Watson Chris Willis Jane Tough-Noga Linda Quanstrom 6/8 March – Mark Waymack Marguerite Watson Chris Willis Jane Tough-Noga Grade 4 Junior Piobaireachd Alexandra Miller Katherine Miller Laci Setzer 2/4 March Angie Li Laci Setzer Katherine Miller Alexandra Miller Lina Angelou Michael Craven Rachel Gambrell
6/8 March Laci Setzer Alexandra Miller Angie Li Lina Angelou Katherine Miller Grade 5 – 2 parted march Bethany Herkowitz William Schoenfeld Gabriella Luescher Michael Frey Sydney Breaux Lydia Li Grade 2 snare – MSR Joey Wallace Hornpipe & Jig Joey Wallace Aidan Sowinski Grade 3 snare - 2/4 march Ashlyn Welch Hunter Welch 6/8 March Hunter Welch Ashlyn Welch Grade 4 senior – 2/4 march John Currie Elizabeth McAlister Grade 5 snare – 2 parted march Daniel Tibma Caleb Ruddock Novice Tenor – 2/4 march Kellam Du Buque Lizzie Gogola Isabella Watson Bass Drumming - Amateur March, Strathspey, and Reel Lukas Keller Kurt Kemerer John Dempsey
Patrick Regan, piobaireachd judge For over forty years, Patrick Regan the Bagpiper has performed, competed and instructed in the ways of the Great Highland Bagpipe. He won his first professional competition at the age of 15 and has continued to entertain audiences and annoy judges to the present day. A native Texan, Patrick is the first graduate of the Bagpipe degree program at Carnegie Mellon University, the first degree of its kind in the world. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance (bagpipe), he has minors in Conducting and Drama, all of which become apparent during his lively stage performances. He has studied under numerous great piping instructors, as well as at the College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland, where he developed a special interest and affinity for Piobaireachd, the ancient, classical music of the pipes. Patrick holds a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Durham University in England. Patrick is a member of the EUSPBA Adjudicator’s Panel, and is certified to judge all aspects of Piping, but his particular affinity is Piobaireachd, the classical music of the bagpipe. He especially enjoys judging the entry level Adult Grade IV Senior Piobaireachd, because he remembers that his first teacher, his father, Jimmy Regan, started piping as an adult. To Patrick, the perfect day of judging is to be able to sit under a tree at the far side of the games field and enjoy listening to adult beginners try their hand at the ancient and noble music of Auld Caledonia.
Jim Dillahey – piping judge
Jim Recknagel – piping judge
Jim’s full time job is serving as The Director of Piping at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina since 2003 and is currently the President of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. He has been an Open solo piper since 2004, EUSPBA Vice President for 4 years, a past member of the EUSPBA Music Board, a current member of the EUSPBA Judge’s Panel for solo piping and bands, served two years as the Southern Branch Chairman for the EUSPBA, and has been an active soloist in Scotland since 2003 gaining entry to multiple Silver Medal competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban. He has also served as the former P/M of the Grade II, III, and IV Charleston Police Pipes and Drums as well as the Grade IV Citadel Pipe Band and 4 year member of the Grade I City of Washington Pipe Band in the early 2000’s. Since 2012, he has been back with the band that he started with, The City of Dunedin Pipe Band who just recently won the 2018 North American Championships and World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2 and were subsequently promoted to Grade 1.
Jim started piping at age 12, under instruction from George Killen of Dearborn, Mi., and eventually came under the instruction of Sandy Keith, and played with his Erskine Pipe Band in Hamilton, Ontario, from 1972 until his move to Dunedin Florida in 1980. Jim then moved to the Clan MacFarlane in St. Catherines Ont. Until 1992, when he moved to Atlanta, joining the Atlanta Pipe Band as PM that year Took the band over and had a successful run, going undefeated in 1994. He has played at the World's Pipe Band Championships many times at the Grade 1level and at some lower grades as well. He has also been active in solo competition since age 16 and successfully moved up the ranks in Ontario to the open, winning the Grade 2 Champion Supreme for light music. He also began judging in Ontario in the early 80s and since moving to Atlanta, and also got on the EUSPBA panel. He has been playing for dancing competitions since 1974 and has done many dancing competitions along the Eastern seaboard and in Canada. Still doing some dance competitions yet. Has written 3books of music, The Piper's Helper, (a book of exercises to improve playing) The Dance Piper's Helper and Wedding and Funeral Music. Though he retired from the Atlanta PB in 2011, he has recently taken it back as PM now has it in grade 3.
PIPING and DRUMMING judges Ed Krintz, piping judge
Neil Lester, D. M. of the Day, Tenor, Bass Judge Ed Krintz has been a performer of the highland bagpipe for over 51 years, and has been a panel adjudicator for the E.U.S.P.B.A. for the past 23 years. He currently teaches piping in the Charlotte, NC area.
Jim Nisbet, piping judge Jim Nisbet originally hails from Kearny, New Jersey, and currently resides in Apopka, Florida. He has been playing the bagpipes for 40 years, and has competed at every level since his young teens. Jim was originally a member of the former SUSPBA judge’s panel, and has been on the EUSPBA panel since 2012. Jim has played with many many different bands at all levels over the course of his piping career, and has been a successful professional level player for the last 15 years. His most notable piping accomplishments are as a writer however, having composed “Howl At The Moon”, and “The Music Man”. Both tunes were played in concert and recorded by The Shotts and Dykhead Pipe Band, and The Simon Frasier University Pipe Band respectively. Today Jim still receives requests for these tunes from bands all over the world, including the Antwerp and District Pipe Band (Belgium) who also played The Music Man in concert (can be viewed on YouTube).
Neil retired from the Windsor Police service as a Detective and is still the Drum major for the Windsor Police Pipe Band. He is married to Judith, his wife of 56 years. They have three children and 10 grandchildren During the winter months they reside in Fort Myers Florida , and summer months in Windsor Ont. 7 weeks during the summer he works at the Blackdown Cadet Training Center, Canadian Forces Base Borden as the Company Sergeant Major for the military band company. During his years of competing in the PPBSO, drum major contest, he has held the title of Champion Supreme for 8 different years. He currently is on the EUSPBA adjudicating panel as a Bass, Tenor and Drum Major Judge. He has been the Sr. Drum Major at games throughout Ontario, Alberta, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and Florida
Thomas Kee, drumming judge Thomas Kee started playing drums in 1960 under the tutelage of John Murray, later taking lessons from Kit Reynolds and Alex Duthart. He was an open player for over 15 years winning major championships in the U.S, and Canada and winning the overall Best Open Player for the EUSPBA. I started with the City of Wilmington Pipe Band, which was one of the best on the east coast, winning many awards as well as 2 consecutive Gr 2 North American Drum Corps Championships, and later played with The Ogilvy Highlanders, sweeping the Gr 3 Drumming at all events in the U.S. and Canada, culminating with winning the Grade 3 world Drumming title as well as winning or placing at all the other overseas Championshios. Then with Denny and Dunipace, winning The North American gr 2 championship and gr 2 Champion Supreme for Canada and later, Scottish and Irish Imports, which became The City of Washington Pipe Band. He moved to Scotland in 1980 to play with Shotts and Dykehead and to take lessons with Alex Duthart, and also taught a Drumming School. He played with the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders who placed 8th at the Gr3A World Championships in 2005, and was a member of the Scottish Lion 78th Frasers, from Toronto, in 2007. Thomas Kee hase been a Judge for the EUSPBA since the early 70's.
Highland dancing The dances you will see today, though all loosely called Highland dances, are divided into Highland Dances and National dances. Highland Dances were originally performed only by men, often before and after battle, and require considerable stamina. Many of the National dances, however, were devised for female interpretation and are less athletic and more graceful. Authorities on dancing have said that Highland Dancing is one of the most sophisticated forms of national dancing known. The main points to look for while watching Highland Dancing are the precision and timing of the steps and the leg, body and arm positions. The dancer should appear relaxed and well in control of the movements. Since 1950 the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) has set standards for performance and judgeâ€™s scoring. There are many accepted steps for each dance, some of which are required in competition by the SOBHD and others, which are optional. All dancers do not, therefore, dance the same steps.
HIGHLAND DANCES SWORD DANCE. Warriors using their sword and scabbard in the form of a cross to mark the dancing spot traditionally performed this dance on the eve of battle. If the warrior danced without touching the sword with his feet it was believed that the clan would be successful in battle. The originator of the modern sword dance is thought to have been Malcolm Canmore, son of King Duncan, who after killing one of MacBeth's chiefs in battle in 1057, placed his sword on top of that of his opponent and triumphantly danced over them. HIGHLAND FLING. This is danced on the spot without traveling steps since the Highland warrior on his targe originally performed it after battle. SEANN TRIUBHAS. Seann triubhas is Gaelic for "old trousers" and the dance derives from the hatred of the Scots for the law enacted in 1746 forbidding the use of the kilt by the Highland clans. The dance symbolizes kicking off the trousers and the quick steps at the end of the dance suggest the freedom of movement afforded by the kilt. IRISH JIG. This dance has nothing in common with the true Irish Jig of Ireland but is rather a take off of an Irish washerwoman angry with her husband. Whereas the dance should be danced by a boy and a girl together, often the girl's part only is danced in competition. STRATHSPEY AND HIGHLAND REEL. This dance starts with the slow tempo of the strathspey and later changes to the fast tempo of a reel. It is performed by four dancers in formation.
scottish NATIONAL DANCES SAILOR'S HORNPIPE. The Hornpipe is one of the traditional solo dances of the British Isles deriving its name from the hornpipe, an English folk wind instrument made from ox horn. The dance, popularized by sailors, is now performed in nautical costume by dancers who depict daily shipboard activities such as rope hauling, climbing, and looking out to sea. SCOTTISH LILT. When girls started entering dancing competitions they had to dress in the same costume as the men. In 1952 the Aboyne games committee insisted that all female competitors wear the traditional costume of the 17th century, known as the Arisaidh Dress. FLORA MacDONALD This dance is performed in the Arisaidh dress and honors the national hero who saved Bonnie Prince Charlie from capture after Culloden. Developed primarily for female interpretation, it is less vigorous than the Highland dances and draws from classical ballet for many of the steps. TULLOCH This is a four person dance done to reel time. It begins in the shape of a square and ends in a line. The dancer finishes the dance in the position the dance begins. BARRACKS JOHNNIE
Wilt thou go to the barracks, Johnny? is a national dance in Highland Dancing, and was originally a recruitment dance for the Scottish Army. It is usually performed wearing the highland dance costume. This dance is supposed to represent the strength, agility, and determination the soldier received while going through training. It is commonly danced to the pipe march The Barren Rocks of Aden
HIGHLAND DANCING demonstration The award winning Isle of Skye Highland Dancers compete across the state of Florida, the Southeast, Northeast & Midwest regions of the U.S. Instructor Lindsey Mallon is the director of the Highland Dance program at the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation. Isle of Skye dancers competed in traditional Highland Dance and Choreomagic competitions at the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance in Orlando in October. The Isle of Skye Choreomagic team brought back several trophies including one for Best Production and Best Overall Impression. Isle of Skye dancers recently attended the Central Florida Open Championship competition in Winter Springs bringing back dozens of medals and five aggregate trophies. Dancers Kimberly Bert, Sofia Hoover & Bella Hoover will be performing an exhibition of traditional highland dances throughout the day. Instructor: Lindsey Dubock Mallon
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
Stuart and Lucia’s Border Collies Sheep Dog Demonstrations combine a wealth of canine and livestock knowledge, which they use daily on their farm. Stuart has worked and trained dogs for many years, both for farm use and herding competitions, while Lucia, an experienced public speaker, brings their demonstrations to life with her dialogue. Stuart was raised on a small Scottish farm comprised of two small residences – Lambdoughty Farm and Craigmalloch Farm, with the latter serving as the namesake of their Florida kennel. The farm in Scotland ran a small flock of about 2400 head of Scottish Blackface sheep, whose wool is well known for making the best Harris tweed and Axminster carpets. Foreshadowing their lives to come, one of the couple’s first dates was whelping a litter of puppies, two of which they still have and train: Dairsie and Hailes. In addition, they now have a moderate flock of Scottish Blackface sheep of their own, which they raise on the small farm where they train their six Border Collies – Rock, Crockett, Keene, Dairsie, Hailes and Tyne – to work stock and participate in herding competitions. Stuart also makes shepherds crooks from sheep horn and was recently approached to serve as the subject of a documentary about the dying art. Lucia has proved to be a natural at caring for the stock and learning the art of herding, and recently competed in her first herding event, placing a very creditable third. Lucia’s medical background and her intense love of animals empower her greatly, making her a very valuable and devoted farm partner for Stuart. Together they deliver lambs during the season and make sure their flock and all their dogs remain in superior health. It is a full time job, as anyone who has been around livestock can confirm. Craigmalloch Border Collies is grateful to the following sponsors: Malabar Farm and Feed, Taste of the Wild, Express Signs, Excel Solar, and Flint and Flame New – Adult and Children’s Archery Next to Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing in Southeast Florida Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) is an exciting form of group dance enjoyed around the world by old and young alike. It is social and cooperative, rather than competitive, and involves groups of mixed couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns according to predetermined choreography. Unlike Highland dancing, SCD can be enjoyed from youth to advanced years. Groups of two or more dancers can participate, although most commonly danced in “sets” of six to ten dancers. A partner is not needed, making this form of dance suitable for singles as well as couples. It is a great way to make new friends while enjoying the music and physical, as well as mental, exercise. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed to preserve and promote this traditional form of dance. RSCDS publishes old and new dances, and produces suitable recordings for many of the dances. There are branches around the world, so dancers can join a group or class wherever they may be. In addition to SCD, Ceilidh (Party) dances are also taught, especially before ceilidhs. These dances are generally simpler with less formal steps, so they can be taught quickly and enjoyed by large numbers of dancers. Many are “mixers”, where dancers change partners or groups in order to meet and greet more people, a great way to transform strangers into friends. Classes are available in the Fort Lauderdale area (Sunrise), held weekly throughout most of the year. Visitors are always welcome. Throughout the year workshop are held around the state in Sebring, Gainesville, and Cocoa Beach. In addition, country dance balls are held in Sarasota and Dunedin, and there is dancing at highland games in Orlando and here in Southeast Florida. Visit our website for more information: www.rscdsorlandobranch.org
Gail the weaver
Tom Smith’s CHILDREN’s Games The Children’s Games, founded by Tom Smith, and now run by Betty and Steve Rogers, are a special part of the festival with a chance for children to enjoy the caber toss, tug-of-war, sack races, and other activities “Caber” Toss
Gail has been a weaver for over 35 years and has been weaving tartan for over 25 years. She learned of her own Scottish background while researching tartan weaving. Gail has taught handweaving for many years both in public classes and privately. Her works have been displayed and sold throughout the State of Florida and nationwide. She has demonstrated various types of handweaving and at many different venues over the years, but especially enjoys tartans with their beautiful colors and history.
The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment is a re-enactment group that portrays the regiment as it would have appeared in the 1760s – 1780s. The actual 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (known as The Black Watch) was raised in the mid-1700s in Scotland, and fought in America during the Seven Years War (“French & Indian War”), as well as the Revolutionary War, fighting for the King. The re-enactment group just celebrated 36 years as a re-enactment regiment. One of their first events was the Southeast Florida Scottish Games in Miami 36 years ago.
New – Adult and Children’s Archery Next to Country Dancing
Scholarships Fulfilling its mission to promote higher education and to showcase the Scottish culture, the Scottish American Society of South Florida annually offers scholarships in the arts (piping, drumming, highland dancing, fiddling) and academics for candidates in Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Applicants must be students who have graduated from high school or will graduate in the 2018-2019 school year, and will attend any accredited technical college or university program. Since the scholarship program started, the Society has awarded 132 performing arts and 59 academic scholarships at a cost of approximately $21,500 and $34,000 respectively, and has spent approximately $10,000 on piping, drumming, fiddling and dancing workshops over the years. For more information about our scholarship program and/or to download an application form, please visit: www.SASSF.org/Scholarships.
Academic Scholarship Elise Anderson Attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, working towards a master’s degree in Business Administration or Management
Artistic Scholarships Jane Noga. Attended Piping Hot Summer Drummer. Abbotsford. BC. Canada
Linda Quanstrom. Attended the North American Academy of Piping, North Carolina
SCOTTISH CULTURAL GROUPS PIPE BANDS St. Andrews Pipe Band, Miami: PM Nigel MacDonald, 786-205-5350 Police Pipe Band, Ft. Lauderdale: PM Dave Campbell, 305 481 3873 Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders: PM Bill McFarlane, 954-471-2540 Harp and Thistle Pipe Band Rob Shouy – 954-275-9700 Palm Beach Pipes and Drums PM Allan Baird, 561-613-5846 COUNTRY DANCING Sunrise Senior Center, Broward, Rinthy Aman, 954-791-6873 HIGHLAND DANCING Miami, Wanda Albritton, 305-490-3515 SOCIAL CLUBS: Scottish American Society of Palm Beach: Bill Burkett, 561743-9129
DINE TO DONATE In 2011, we started a “Restaurant of the Month”. We all enjoy these evenings of conversation and piping, and SASSF receives a portion of sales. Places we went to in 2018/2019 The Falcon Pub Blue Moon Diner, Cooper City The Field, Dania Beach Flanigan’s, Fort Lauderdale Beef O’Brady’s, Cooper City Bokampers, Plantation The Downtowner, Ft. Lauderdale Landlubbers, Plantation
All are welcome. Check www.SASSF.org each month for time and place.
flowers of the forest Bill Duncan. Athletic competitor at the S. E.
Florida Games 1974 – 2018 William “Nye” Duncan was born July 28. 1974 William was the oldest of three children and lived in Valrico Florida. He graduated from Armwood High School in 1991. William was an independent contractor. Loved by one and all in the Highland community, he was known as the Celtic Cowboy and love turning the caber. Will was murdered on March 12 2018 and was buried on March 19, 2018 at 4pm in Brandon Florida. The Southeast Florida Scottish Highland Games was one of the last games he competed in before his tragic death. His loss hit the Celtic community hard and he will be remembered by all by the patches worn by his friends on their kilts. We love you William.
Steve Jeck, 1964-2018 Athlete of the Day at the S. E. Florida Highland Games 1991 and 1992 before turning professional and judging the athletics competition in 1993 and 1994
Herman Ibach, 1928–2018, with his wife, Louise. Herman Ibach was active in Scottish Athletic events since 1977. He competed regularly as an amateur athlete in Jacksonville, Florida, and in the Southeast. During the years, Herman worked very closely with the athletic judges to increase his overall knowledge of all phases of the various athletic events. Herman began judging in 1984, working with Art Riggs of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Ed Holcombe of Charleston, S.C. He was well known on the athletic fields of many Scottish Games and Gatherings, including the S. E. Florida Games where he volunteered and judged for almost 30 years. He gained extensive experience in judging the Scottish field events and served as a judge for ten to twelve Games each year in the Southeast, including the S. E. Florida Games where he volunteered and judged for over 20 years. He considered it a privilege to share time, knowledge, and hard work with the athletes and gladly dodged weights and hammers and leapt out of the way of falling cabers to maintain the ancient, traditional sport. His wife, Louise, usually accompanied him on the field as scorekeeper. However, in 1998, she completed the judge's seminar in Culloden, GA, qualifying as a judge. She has judged the athletic events for S. E. Florida Games, Dunedin, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Huntsville, AL, Culloden, GA, Savannah, GA, and Murfreesboro, TN. Herman and Louise were founding Charter members of the St. Andrews Society of Jacksonville, Florida, and he was Chairman Emeritus of the Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games, Inc. He proudly wore the MacDonald Tartan and was a member of Clan Donald.
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Allan McLeod 1928-2018. Sponsor of the Grade IV Pipe Band Trophy for the past 35 years. Allan was born in Barrhead, Scotland on January 22, 1928. He attended Glasgow Academy and then graduated from University of Glasgow School of Medicine. After completing his residency, he served as a surgeon in Royal Army Medical Corps for 2 years in the Korean War. In 1960, he joined the University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a pioneer in the field of high risk OB-GYN at Jackson Memorial Hospital and dedicated his life to providing exceptional medical care to the women of Miami. For over 40 years, he had a passion for teaching the medical students about the field of Ob-GYN and training the residents to become superbly trained surgeons as well as compassionate physicians.
Heather Maryanna Quinn 1999-2018 Heather Quinn, of clan Donnachaidh, cherished her heritage, loved the games and had a blast at a recent Burn's Night. She was to be going to school to study pre-med at U.F. Extract from a eulogy by her friends: She was the spirit of nature. She was the serenity of a still lake, the quiet of dawn, and the calm of the color yellow. She is the rustle of leaves in the wind, the smell of the first day of autumn, and the sun on the windowpane. Like the forest, she was serene, peaceful, and full of so much life. Speaking with her was to be in the presence of a forest of hundred-year-old trees. She was more at harmony with the world than anyone we have ever known, and now she can return home.
Senator Walter G. â€œSkipâ€? Campbell, Jr. Skip has been honored Scotsman of the S.E. Florida Games. He was born in Rockaway Beach, New York. and his family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, when he was ten years old. His education began at St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami and continued at the University of Florida, where he was a pre-medical student majoring in Psychology. He later graduated from the University of Florida Law School. Skip was a named partner in the law firm he and Jon Krupnick started 40 years ago, now known as Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman. Skip served as president of the Broward County Bar Association, president of The Federal Bar Association of Broward County and The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1966-1988 and in 2010 he was re-elected by his colleagues in the legal profession in 2010. Skip was a licensed pilot and held ratings as a helicopter pilot, multi-engine, six wing pilot and sea plane pilot and was a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. In 1996, Skip was elected to the Florida Senate and was quickly rated one of the most influential legislators in Florida. He served ten years in the Florida Senate until he was no longer eligible to serve because of term limits. He also served his community as Mayor of Coral Springs, Florida. Skip was particularly proud of his Scottish heritage, originating in Argyll, and traveled multiple times to Scotland.
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