3rd Scottish Tattoo
"The Highland Spirit"
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and now the Pictures Ian 3 November 2001
It's all well and good telling
me old stories but when it comes down to it I don't have much in common with
these guys. Although I love the Highlands, I haven't lived in the Highlands
since I was a bairn. I only return to see my family.
We will continue without
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Edward I - Longshanks - schemed
to rule Scotland, having taken Wales by force.
His plan failed with the death of the Maid of Norway. So he sent his army
instead. All would have been lost
but for two men William Wallace in the south and Andrew de Moray in the
Highlands. Together they routed the English at Stirling Bridge. Their victories
inspired Robert Bruce and after many fierce battles and the loss of many of his
family, he became King of a free Scotland, at Bannockburn in 1314.
Time and again the Highland clans answered the call of these men. They
fought valiantly for their freedom and to preserve their simple but harmonious
life, at one with the elements.
I'm getting the feel for this
now. A few good battles a fish supper and no doubt a whisky to wash it down!
You don't know the half of it
MacGregor as you sit there bearing a name that was all but exterminated.
But before you draw breath once more, take some minutes to think on what
you have seen and heard then return to hear tales to awaken your spirit.
Oh Ok! See you back in 20 when
I have done my hair!