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Arts & Entertainment Taste of Scotland 2013

The award-winning Juniper Celtic Trio performed Friday evening to open the festival.The Taste of Scotland Festival that took place this past weekend attracted visitors from around Western North Carolina and beyond to Franklin’s downtown area.

There were demonstrations, guest speakers, and Scottish food for those who were looking to for an authentic Scottish and Gaelic experience.

Photos by Travis Tallent, Betsey Gooder and Brittney Parker

Reigning Little Miss Tartan Cherish Rogers and former Little Miss Tartan Renee Younce wave to the crowd. Border collies demonstrated their uncanny ability to herd a flock of sheep. Gordon Wilson and John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes and Drums added an authentic sound to the parade. The Brown family tartan was waved proudly. Various clans dressed in Scottish garb for the parade. The MacKillop family tartan. Many vendors set up on Phillips Street that tempted attendees away from the square to take a peek at what merchants were selling. Traditional Scottish foods were available to attendees. Crowds gathered along the streets in anticipation of the parade. WWII veteran and past Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians spoke to the crowd about the long-linked history of the Scots and the Cherokee in Western North Carolina.


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