25th Annual Rural Hill Loch Norman Scottish Festival

The Rural Hill Loch Norman Scottish Festival (NC) was held on April 21-22, 2018.  Sunny skies greeted the fifty eight clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Other participants included the SAMS (Scottish American Military Society), Council of Scottish Clans and Societies, New World Celts, and St. Andrews Society of North Carolina.  Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.

These games are held at Rural Hill Farms in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Rural Hill, the homestead of Revolutionary War patriots Major John and Violet Wilson Davidson is located in the Catawba River Valley in northwest Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Davidson family is representative of the thousands of Scots and Scots-Irish who contributed to the growth of the Carolinas and put a unique cultural stamp on the American South.

The parade of tartans was held at noon on Sunday. Clan Wallace waited patiently as fifty seven clans marched before us. Dr. Joseph Morrow, QC, Lord Lyon King of Arms greeted everyone as they came off the parade field for a job well done.

Special quests that stopped by our tent were, Dr. Joseph Morrow, QC, Lord Lyon King of Arms, Malcolm Sinclair the 20th Earl of Caithness, Chief of Clan Sinclair.

On Saturday for the opening ceremony 15 pipe bands took the field. What a glorious site and sound to be hold.

The Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) Post 1775 conducted a Flag Retirement ceremony on the main filed Saturday in accordance with the flag code.

Our thanks to all that came out and enjoy the weekend with us.

Pictured are: Dr. Joseph Morrow, QC, Lord Lyon King of Arms, Russ Harper, President Clan Wallace, and his wife Marcia Harper

Courtesy of Marcia Harper

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