Highland games

Another great event in Homer

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak… Continue reading

 

Matthew Patterson cheers as he flips the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 1547 challenge caber — the first athlete in the history of the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Highland Games to do so.

Highland Games set new field records

Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first… Continue reading

 

Jody Patosky tosses the sheaf.

CELTFEST bigger than ever for 7th year

Don’t be surprised to hear the haunting refrain of bagpipes as musicians gear up for the upcoming Kachemak Bay CeltFest at Karen Hornaday Park. On… Continue reading

 

Katie Jo Brock of Homer tosses the Braemar stone.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

31 compete in Highland Games

31 compete in Highland Games   BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER The 2014 Homer Highland Games on Saturday brought 31 athletes to compete in traditional… Continue reading

Katie Jo Brock of Homer tosses the Braemar stone.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Joe Sallee tosses the sheaf at the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games last year. Sallee wears the firefighter tartan.-Homer News file photo

Highland Games: Sports with a twist happen Saturday

Kilts, bagpipes, a fake halibut toss, vendors and face paint are a few highlights to look forward to at the 2014 Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Joe Sallee tosses the sheaf at the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games last year. Sallee wears the firefighter tartan.-Homer News file photo
Homer High School student Ian McCormick tosses the stone as judge Ron Campbell of Idaho watches. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Highland Games: bring a bit of Scotland to Homer

OK, first let’s get the obvious question out of the way. What do men — and women — wear under their kilts at the Kachemak… Continue reading

Homer High School student Ian McCormick tosses the stone as judge Ron Campbell of Idaho watches. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
The 700-year old Milnholm Cross at Castleton, Scotland, is one of the most ancient Clan Armstrong relics.

Cultural talk looks at link between names, clans and lands

What is the link between a land and a name? In 2006 on a tour of the Scottish Borders, as I visited the Liddesdale and… Continue reading

The 700-year old Milnholm Cross at Castleton, Scotland, is one of the most ancient Clan Armstrong relics.
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