Kilts, Kilts, and More Kilts – 36th Annual Highland Games Recap!

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By Katelyn Krumperman

Scottish flags waved high in the air, bagpipes echoed off the mountain walls, and thousands of people in colored kilts filled the grounds of Loon Mountain.   If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought I was in Scotland, not Lincoln, NH.  Once again, it was time for the annual Highland Games

I have always wanted to travel to Scotland and after experiencing my first Highland Games, I want to travel there more than ever.  I have never seen so many bagpipes and kilts in my whole life – it was truly an amazing site!  From 60 clans to sheephearding and heavy athletic events, the Scottish culture amazed me!  I have to admit, I was so enthralled in the culture that I bought a celtic dog collar, a pair of earrings, and the Red Hot Chili Pippers CD. 

Despite damage to the main bridge, the 36th Annual New Hampshire Highland Games went off without a hitch and the pedestrian bridge was great for getting people in and out of the games smoothly and organized.  It was the highest attended Highland Games thus far and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  Overall, it was a very successful weekend. 

We’ll see you next year, Sept. 21-23, 2012, at the games! Get your kilt on!

 

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