WMD’s Apr 23
WOW!!! I missed 2 weeks! Ok, so maybe going on the cruise was a good time. Then there was that Spartan race I ran (I’ll share a pic or 2). Busy busy busy. But shame on me for not keeping this up! So back at it!
Questions or comments
I started asking last week about letters, and as usual, I’m gonna keep on it. If you happen to have a question about the TKS, kilting, rules and etiquette, drop us a line. We’ll be happy to answer it here. We can start having a “Kilt Talk” section…or a mailbag section. Yeah I’m remembering back to the days of CarTalk. They had some GREAT questions and letters. Anyone remember the “Andy Scale”? We need that.
Since many of us are games aficionados (yeah, really trying to put that dictionary to good use that I got for Christmas), I am going to try and list upcoming Highland Games. So if you know of a game, share the date with us and we will post it here.
04/20-22/18, Loch Norman Highland Games – Huntersville, NC
05/18-20/18, Smokey Mountain Scottish Festival – Maryville, TN
05/19-20/18, Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival – Albuquerque, NM
05/19/18, Fairhill Scottish Games – Newark, DE
06/02/18, Garrett County Celtic Festival – Friendsville, MD
06/09-10/18, Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games – Blairsville, GA
06/16/18, Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival – Mt Airy, MD
For a list, check out the Association of Scottish Gamasgf.org
es & Festivals at their website.
Want to throw?
Many of us #kilties start out wondering just how does one enter in the realm of Highland games? Well there are many ways, but the best is to find a group of guys and start training with them. And as such, may I suggest checking out Facebook. This group, the Celtic Strong Throwing Team, happens to be a group of friends that train in south Florida. Go check out their Facebook group and search for other groups near you.
What are the events?
Ah, the actual athletics. Well, there are 6 basic events. A detailed listing can be found at the Southeast Alabama Highland Games webpage. Go there and check out the athletics section. But the short answer is: caber toss, sheaf toss, Weight for distance, Weight for height, hammer throw, and stone throw. You have to compete in all 6 to have a chance of taking Games Champion.
Kilts in the News
Ok, we should be launching the TKS kilt sale next month. Got to check a couple of items, but we should be good to go. Keep an eye out here for updates.
But, like I said in the intro, I did a thing. Well my wife says I did a thing, I say I started a journey to be a SPARTAN! So here are a couple of the pics of me in ma kilt running the Spartan Sprint in Ft. Benning GA.
Got to pimp Utilikilts here. Got to admit, their kilts are a little on the higher side price wise, but that kilt has held up through probably 4 or 5 different mud runs.
Dae ye talk Scots?
Time for this week’s installment of Scottish Slang! This week, “Haste Ye Back!” . This is just a farewell. Many of the past slang we have shared has been stabs or jokes, but to day we are teaching a friendly farewell. Basic meaning is “Return Soon!” So I would save this to those dear friends as you part ways after a lively time together.
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