THE AUTONOMOUS GRAND PRIORY OF SCOTLAND
SCOTTISH KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Scottish Highland Games
There is an easy way to appreciate the Great
Highland Bagpipe. Tune into BBC Radio Scotland's weekly piping programme
available on demand on the internet.
Our recommendation for learning is do not try teaching yourself, join your local pipe band or take private lessons.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing is a very important part of the Scottish Culture, and can be found anywhere in the world where there is a Scottish Community. It is tending to go out of fashion at home though, as global popular music is marketed so heavily. The good news is Scottish Country Dancing has become easier to learn, as there is now a variety of videos to help prepare for and refresh your steps between dances or ceilidhs. Apart from preserving an enjoyable tradition, it keeps communities alive and is a great way to keep fit.
One of our Chevaliers has been running a campaign for "The Real Reel of the 51st", as a modern variation does not recreate Scotland's Flag, the Saltire, as a focal point intended by the creators of the famous reel.
Robbie Shepherd writes a weekly column in Comment in the Press and Journal in the North East Dialect, Doric (Doric thought to be a reference to the complex Greek Dorian dialect when it was popular to refer to Edinburgh as the Athens of the North, Athens using "Attic" Greek). He recorded a number of his columns as a podcast,
Each year the
National Mod (Assembly) is a celebration of Scots Gaelic Culture. In
2011 The Mod will be in the
Isles from 14-22 October.
BBC - Scotland - Alba
Am Briathrachan Beag - Faclair MhicPhàrlain (on-line Gaelic dictionary)
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