Feast your eyes!

…On the photos I took at the Payson Scottish Festival!

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The Scottish Festival is a longstanding Brown family tradition, and one of the things that makes summer great. We all love the traditional fiddle and sword dancing performances. We never miss the Highland Games (our favorite events are the caber toss and sheaf toss). The kids love the sword and weaponry booths. And the genealogist in me loves to explore the clan booths as my heart swells with contentment at seeing so many people getting geeked out on their Scottish heritage.

Of course, the very best part is when all the pipe and drum bands march in the grand parade and then unite to play “Scotland the Brave.”

And here are a few highlights from Scottish Festivals of summers past.

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Practicing her sword dancing on the grand stage

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Highland dancing at its finest

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Logan and Mark watching the parade

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Elihu suited up for battle

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On the battlefield

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Natalie vanquishes her foe

Happy summer! Long live Scotland!

 

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