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Scottish Heritage Series

Are you a student of History? Enter the Scottish Heritage Speakers series and learn about the languages, myths, legends and Celtic Warriors of ancient Scotland. Come and enjoy our lively and knowledgeable speakers who share about various Scottish and Celtic topics. Come for an hour or stay for the day to learn and be entertained.

Scottish Heritage Series – Saturday July 27, 2019

10:00-10:45AM
How the Scots Invented the Modern World!

None of us doubt that Scotland created our world and everything in it but come and find out how! The books The Scots Invented The Modern World and The Mark Of The Scots help prove our theory.

Presented by Douglas McLain, Cameron Highlanders of the NW.
11:00-11:45AMSpeak Scottish Gaelic Today!

Are you Outlander-mad? Are you curious about their ancient Scottish language? Do you want to surprise your friends and coworkers with greetings that are not in English? This is not a grammar class! We're going to talk and sing and play a game or two. But don't ask me to teach you insults or bad language, that's not on! This will be a fast, fun introduction to Gaelic for all ages.

Presented by:
Leslie McLain Walt
1:30-2:15PM
Ignite your Fire with Celtic Goddesses!


Come hear stories of fierce, intense and impassioned Celtic goddesses! They were revered for their strength, intelligence, protection, healing and more. Their stories can inspire you to embrace a strength found in yourself to make a difference…. just like they did. Be entertained and learn about Strong Celtic Goddesses and Women.

Presented by Rev. Linda Stern, 27th great granddaughter of St Margaret, Queen of Scots and other great Celtic women.
2:30-3:15PM
Scottish Gaelic – A Gentle Introduction

Although very few people speak modern Scottish Gaelic, it is a language and culture with deep, rich roots. Since it is an Indo-European language (like English) you may find it more accessible than many other world languages. If you decide to learn Scottish Gaelic, there is a world of music, poetry, history, humor, and resilience waiting for you.

Presented by Richard Hill of Slighe Nan Gaidheal.
3:30-4:15PMUltimate Warrior 3: Scots vs. Rome

Feel the grip of the sword in you hand. Smell the air as the tension builds. Two sides have come to collide in “combat". With Part Three, everyone will get a chance to experience why neither side could hope to win in the struggle between the Romans and the Picts.

Presented by Tiberius James Franklin
4:30-5:30PMGaels, Picts, Britons and Vikings: The Making of Scotland

Scotland was made in the 1000 years after Septimius Severus' attempted conquest of
Caledonia failed in 211 CE. This is the era of Irish Monasticism, King MacBeth, Pictish
stones, the arrival of the Vikings and the founding of the Lordship of the Isles: the Gaelic
political state. Come see how the struggles between these peoples built the Scotland of
today.

Presented by Geoffrey Sammons

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Scottish Heritage Series – Sunday July 28, 2019

10:00-10:45AMChristianity in Scottish Heritage

Start your Sunday by learning the role that Christianity played in the heritage of Scotland and how it impacts national life: then and now.

Presented by Rev. David Gallotte and Rev. Fred Jessett.
11:00-11:45AMSgian Dubhs, Dirks, and Basket Hilts, Oh My!

Come and learn some of the unique historical weapons used in Scottish history and see a few examples of replica items. We will review a brief history and current wear and use for all of these items.

Presented by Megan and Rachel Tougher of Scottish Swords and More.
1:30-2:15PMTracing Your Scots, Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestry

Learn genealogy research methods and resources for family history research to find fascinating ancestors from Scotland and Northern Ireland, including these peoples’ history of migration to North America.

Presented by Jean Roth of the Seattle Genealogical Society and Irish Heritage Club.
2:30-3:15PMWhat? There are Six Celtic Languages?

Yes, there are! And this team presentation will introduce you to all six: Gaelic, Irish, Manx, Welsh, Cornish and Breton. You will hear what they have in common, how they're different, and where they stand in the world today. All six languages will be spoken in conversation today.
3:30-4:15PMIntroduction to Scottish Mythology and Folklore.

Storytelling forms an important part of traditional culture in Gaelic Scotland. Our forebears may be gone but their wisdom remains, encoded in tales of mysterious goddesses, lonely heroes and mischievous fairy folk. Charles Whitenberg, a local Irish-language educator, will use poetry and prose to introduce listeners to a worldview that is ancient yet still alive today.

Charles can be reached at offenesherz@mac.com.
4:30-5:15PMScottish Conversations

Are you still out at the Games? Then come and have a fun time, sharing your knowledge of anything Scottish! Tell a myth, sing a song, show a dance, teach us how to say something fun in Scots Gaelic or whatever you want to share!

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