63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (NC) was held on July 12,13,14,15, 2018.  Rainy Friday to start off the weekend but the sun did come out to greet the one hundred and eighteen clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Also at the games are Scottish Tartan Museum, Council of Scottish Clans and Associations and Scottish Culture and St. Andrews Society of Upper South Carolina.  Russ and Marcia Harper along with Larry and Judy Slight hosted the Clan Wallace tents.

These games are held at MacRae meadow on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina.   Thursday night Russ did the calling of, the Clan.  Wallaces cheered as he yelled FREEDOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of Wallaces attended this weekend actives, Russ Wallace and family, Mark Clifford, John and Sally Wallace and family, Judy Wallace Moore and family, Larry and Judy Slight, Megan Fischer, Terry and Kelly Wallace alone with many more.

New this year at Grandfather Mountain Highland games is the Wallace clan stone that has been added to the memorial at the entrance of the games.

We had a special guest at the Games this year, Actor David Berry currently of “Outlander” fame, as Lord John Grey. Other special guests to the games are Margaret Frances Boswell Elliott, 29th Chief of Clan Elliott and Andrew MacThomas of Finegand the 19th Chief of Clan MacThomas.

The 2018 Bear Run, part of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, started in Linville Thursday night and concluded at the top of Grandfather Mountain. Over 800 runners started the race and ranged in age from 8 to 80.

For the 4h year at Grandfather Mountain, we had women athletes competing in the games. Amy Jenkins proudly wears the Wallace green when she competes. Go Amy!!!!

We would like to recognize the following new members, Karen Firehock, Russ Wallace, Bruce Wallace Bowen, Justin Crowe, and Chris Simeral for joining the Society. Also returning annual member Mark Clifford.

Our thanks to the many that came out and enjoy the weekend with us. Without YOU there is no Clan Wallace. Can’t wait to see you all next year!

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