History and Culture Schedule
    

Saturday Events
 
11:00 AM 
Scottish Highland Dance - History and Culture Tent

What exactly is involved in a Highland Dance Competition? Join Kansas City Dance instructor Brook Chapman as she talks about the fascinating intricacies of Scottish Highland Dance.

11:30 AM
Sons of Alba Live Steel Sword Fight - Sword Fight Arena
The Sons of Alba love performing, weapons, combat and any combination of those three! Come learn about the history and use of different types of Scottish weapons used by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

1:00 PM
The Great Kilt Demonstration - History and Culture Tent
Always wanted to know about the Great Kilt? Join Past Games President Glenn Bray and learn why it's a part of Scottish heritage and how it's worn. You will also have the opportunity to try one on and feel for yourself the luxury and comfort of this traditional garment.
 
 2:00 PM
 Traditional Wool Weaving - Weaving Tent
 
You've seen the Great Kilt, now come see one woven right in front of you! Join weaver Lynda Anderson as she gives a Sheep-to-Shawl talk that takes you from shearing to wearing while she demonstrates everything from spinning wool thread to weaving it into plaid.

 2:30 PM
Sons of Alba Live Steel Sword Fight - Sword Fight Arena
The Sons of Alba love performing, weapons, combat and any combination of those three! Come learn about the history and use of different types of Scottish weapons used by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
           
3:30 PM
Black Oak Maille Guild - Maille Tent
The Black Oak Maille Guild is composed of craftsmen who will portray the daily workings of an armorer and his apprentice on campaign. They demonstrate the craft of making maille armor, with period tools and techniques, and explain the difference between running a maille shop in town and life as a camp follower.

4:00 PM  
 
Athletics  - History and Culture Tent
 
Want to know what those guys are doing out there throwing those logs around? Join our very own Assistant Athletic Director Doug McDonald as he gives an in depth talk about Highland Athletics.

4:30 PM
Sons of Alba Live Steel Sword Fight - Sword Fight Arena        
The Sons of Alba love performing, weapons, combat and any combination of those three! Come learn about the history and use of different types of Scottish weapons used by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
 
 
Sunday Events
 
12:30 PM
Food of Scotland - Sword Fight Arena 
Want to understand Scotland? The best way to figure out how a country views itself and how it wants to be seen by the outside world is to take a tour of its cuisine. Join us and sample some of Scotland's culinary delights.
  
1:00 PM 
Piper - History and Culture Tent
 
Love the bagpipes? Want to know how they work? Come join piper Steve Denny as he gives a talk about the Highland Bagpipes.
  
 1:30 PM
 
Sons of Alba Live Steel Sword Fight - Sword Fight Arena
The Sons of Alba love performing, weapons, combat and any combination of those three! Come learn about the history and use of different types of Scottish weapons used by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
           
 2:30 PM
Traditional Wool Weaving - Weaving Tent
You've seen the Great Kilt, now come see one woven right in front of you! Join weaver Lynda Anderson as she gives a Sheep-to-Shawl talk that takes you from shearing to wearing while she demonstrates everything from spinning wool thread to weaving it into plaid. 
             
 3:00 PM
The Scottish Bard - History and Culture Tent
Jeff Campbell, our very own Scottish Bard (Story Teller)  will entertain you with stories of Scotland's past.  He will make you laugh, make you think and maybe make you cry, but you won't want to miss him.
  
 4:00 PM
Sons of Alba Live Steel Sword Fight - Sword Fight Arena
The Sons of Alba love performing, weapons, combat and any combination of those three! Come learn about the history and use of different types of Scottish weapons used by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
  
 5:00 PM
  Black Oak Maille Guild - Maille Tent
The Black Oak Maille Guild is composed of craftsmen who will portray the daily workings of an armorer and his apprentice on campaign. They demonstrate the craft of making maille armor, with period tools and techniques, and explain the difference between running a maille shop in town and life as a camp follower.