WMD’s Apr 30
You would think with the title that we are making a change-up in the upper echelon of the TKS. No, not so much. Basically I was just referring to change from April to May, is all.
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.
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
This week’s “Kilt in the News” isn’t so much a real “news story” but more of a lesson to many of us. We all wear our kilts “correct”. And as we do, we have to remember that we are. So in the news, here is a jack leg that decided to do a handstand in his kilt……except he forgot something.
According to Buzz.ie, at the Aintree Racecourse, a guy decided to do said handstand and flashed the group. Now, let this guy be a lesson to us all, and keep in mind what we have under our kilts.
Dae ye talk Scots?
Time for this week’s installment of Scottish Slang! This week, “winch“. I don’t mean like a large device mounted on the front of a jeep or truck used to pull stuff. No, this is more “adult”. In politer company, it can mean dating, but give it a little panache as you say it, and we all get the idea of what you mean (wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean).
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