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       The Marie Stuart SocietyRegistered Scottish Charity
   
 The Mary, Queen of Scots Statue Appeal  in association with Historic Scotland. The Society is raising funds to erect a statue of Mary, Queen of Scots at her birthplace of Linlithgow Palace. Historic Scotland has donated a site beside the Palace and have undertaken to pay for the foundations and the statue's future upkeep and maintenance.A few years ago they commissioned a maquette for the statue by the sculptress Anne Davidson, who has sadly since died. Scottish sculptor David Annand has agreed to undertake the scaling up of the design and the statue will be forged in Powderhall Bronze Foundry.Our Target of £80,000We now need to raise sufficient money to finance the project which has been estimated at £80,000, and welcome contributions to the cost of erecting this statue of this iconic Scottish figure.
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Want more info on Scottish Heavy Athletics?  
Highland Games / Heavy Athletics:    
  The Hammer Throw, the Stone Throw, Weight for Distance, Weight for Height, and the Caber Toss.
Caber Toss  The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower hoists the caber up and cups the small end in his hands. He then takes a short run with the caber and then stops and pulls the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. A judge behind the thrower calls how close to the 12:00 position the small end of the caber lands, 12:00 being a perfect toss. If the caber is not turned, a side judge calls the degrees of the angle the caber makes with the ground.

  Weight For Distance: Also known as the weight throw event. There are actually two separate events, one using a light (28 lb. for men and 14 lb. for women) and the other a heavy (56 lb for men, 42 lb. for masters men, and 28 lb for women) weight. The weights are made of metal and have a handle attached by means of a chain. The implement is thrown with one hand using any technique. Usually a spinning technique is employed. The longest throw wins. 
 Hammer Throws:  thrown for distance over the shoulder. Hammer throwers sometimes employ specially designed footwear with flat blades to dig into the turf to maintain their balance and resist the centrifugal forces of the implement as it is whirled about the head. This substantially increases the distance attainable in the throw.

 
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MONTEREY
HIGHLAND GAMES
    
PRESENTS

The 47th Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Saturday August 2, 2014
and
Sunday August 3, 2014
Monterey County Fairgrounds  
 
  Monterey Scottish Games
The Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula
P. O. Box 51729
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
 
GREAT HIGHLAND GAME!!
 
RV CAMPING
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Celtic Celebration
October 4-5, 2014
 
           

THE ROYAL FALCONERS KEEPLADY FLEMING

The Flemings

and 
 The Royal Birds of Prey
Fly demos and talks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Queens Guard
 
We are the 2nd 3rd or 4th sons of noblemen, or wealthy merchants, We do not inherit, therefore we must gain favor from the Queen for our families through military service. We must pay for our own weapons n armor.
 
 
 
 
 

Paper Makers  
We are Kyle and Kaylee Sinclair, papermakers of the 16th century. We are in the service of Mary Queen of Scots in the year of our Lord 1562, but are currently traveling about the country. Come join us and learn the history of papermaking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sierra Nevada Spinners and Weavers
A local club that demonstrates Spinning and weaving technics and equipment used during the period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Celtic Celebration 2011
Words o' the month
A two-for-one special this month!

Bóithrín
:
"boreen"
  Irish for "small road." These narrow lanes between fields are instantly familiar to anyone who's gone for strolls in the Irish countryside.
Cailín:
"colleen"
Irish for a young girl.
From
The Star of the County Down
"Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen/And she smiled as she passed me by."
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RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION
&
DARKWELL THANKS YOU!!
 
You Wells Fargo  in Reno, Nevada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Three Wise Women would hav. . .
Asked directions,
Arrived on time,
Helped deliver the baby,
Cleaned the stable,
Made a casserole,
Brought practical gifts and
There would be Peace on Earth!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 OUR PAST EVENTS:
2012 Sparks Christmas Parade
Celtic Celebration 2012
Thank you all that participated
 
HARRAHS HOTEL CASINO
AWSOME BUFFEE
AND GREAT ROOMS
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NEVADA BLUE PRINTING
ROYAL COURT PRINTING
RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION
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THE GRAND SIERRA
ROBERT BURNS DINNER
 
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