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2011 Ohio Scottish Games in Wellington, Ohio

2011 Ohio Scottish Games
Wellington, Ohio June 23-25, 2011
Text and Photos by Amy Kenneley

Scudding grey skies and a brisk breeze couldn't blow away the good spirits of participants and visitors at the Ohio Scottish Games in Wellington, Ohio on June 24, 2011.

The Lorain County Fairground was filled with the skirl of pipes and drums and the good smells of "Fare Food" as well as the colorful dress of visitors and participants. "Tartan" was the order of the day! Let me take you on a stroll through the crowds.

A piper competing in the solo piping competition. British Motorcycles on display. Lots of kilts in many designs. Vendors selling jewelry, kilts, tams, pottery, spirits and more.

Runners getting ready for the Kilted Mile race. The red-haired lass won!

Sweet Highland cattle with such darling faces. Clydesdale horses with well-combed hides.

A Border collie rounding up sheep and also geese for the shepherd.

Many clan displays containing maps, ornamentation, mementos and table host and hostesses.

The massed pipe and drum bands...13 in all.

Highland dance competition giving new meaning to the word "fling." Crowds in stands cheering and clapping for their favorite team/clan/singer/ dancer.

A wonderful tenor rendition of 4 different national anthems. Posting the colors by Cuyahoga County Sheriff's unit. The Parade of the Tartans, and the presentation of the Blue Ribbon to Clan MacLeod for "Best Clan Display"

The grit and grunt of the caber toss.

Were the fiddle and harp competition mentioned? Or the country dancing demonstrations? Or the singing competition?

Or the falconer with his beaked friend? Or the several musicians spread across the area with music? Or the....but the feet were weary and so only a small portion of this great annual display of Scottish heritage could be captured on camera.

Enjoy these images from the Ohio Scottish Games

Solo Piper competition

Solo Piper competition


Massed Pipe Bands at Scottish Games

Massed Pipe Bands


Clearview Farms Clydesdale

Clearview Farms Clydesdale


Caber Toss

Caber Toss
See more of the Caber Toss


McFarlane Company Living History Troupe

McFarlane Company Living History Troupe


McFarlane Company Living History Troupe


McFarlane Company Living History Troupe


Scottish American Society leader Margaret Frost assisitng with geneaology

Scottish American Society leader Margaret Frost


Tony Sumodi of Scottish Heritage Association of NE Ohio

Tony Sumodi of Scottish Heritage Association of NE Ohio


Marching into the arena

Marching into the arena


Black Bear Caledonia

Black Bear Caledonia Pipe Band


It's the Last Roundup for Dave and Jan Jenkins, retiring from their Hillside Border Collies after 20 years at the Ohio Scottish Games

It's the Last Roundup for Dave and Jan Jenkins, retiring from their Hillside Border Collies after 20 years at the Ohio Scottish Games


Canton-Akron Scottish Heritage Association

Canton-Akron Scottish Heritage Association


Bariton Charlie Zahm & fiddler Tad Marks

Bariton Charlie Zahm & fiddler Tad Marks


Highland dance competition

Highland dance competition


Highland dance competition


Hyde Park Farms-Highland Cattle

Hyde Park Farms-Highland Cattle


Kilted Mile contestants

Kilted Mile contestants


Kilted Mile contestants


Kilted Mile start

Kilted Mile start


Ohio Regional Clydesdale & Shire Association

Ohio Regional Clydesdale & Shire Association


Bagpipers

Bagpipers


Santa Jim Hudson and Santa Kona Gant - Claus Clan Society

Santa Jim Hudson and Santa Kona Gant - Claus Clan Society


Kathy Foster and Chris Faith

Kathy Foster and Chris Faith - check out Chris' shirt


Jim Frost

Jim Frost's shirt was worth reading too!


Guys in kilts at Ohio Scottish Games

Kilts were everywhere at the Ohio Scottish Games


Kilt Vendor

Or you could buy a new kilt at the Games


Claus Clan marching in

Claus Clan marching in


Winner of Best Clan Display was  Clan MacLeod Society, USA . Great Lakes Region VP Bob MacLeod with Ohio Games Organizer Bonnie Overton

Winner of 'Best Clan Display' was Clan MacLeod Society, USA. Great Lakes Region VP Bob MacLeod with Ohio Games Organizer Bonnie Overton

See photos of over 20 of the Clans represented at the Ohio Scottish Games

Caber Toss at the 2011 Scottish Games




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