Clan MacCallum/Malcolm

2021 Featured Clan About CLAN MACCALLUM/MALCOLM The names MacCallum and Malcolm derive from the Gaelic name of Saint Columba of the Celtic Church, who brought Christianity to Scotland in 563 A.D. The Gaelic names for Saint Columba are Colm or Callum (Chaluim). Maol Colm is an ancient form of Malcolm – Maol means “shaven head,” […]

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The Faces Of The Games Cornelia Groves      Cornelia and Bobbie Groves were dear friend of Agnes Morton, who was known as “Miz M”.  There bond was their love and interest in Scotland, the heritage and Scottish Games.  They discussed and worked making Miz M’s dream of starting Scottish Games at MacRae Meadow become

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A Tribute to Pat Johnston

Jo Kalat “Nobody loved Scotland and the Scottish arts more than Pat Johnston.  She gave selflessly to make sure  every dancer had whatever they needed to be able to perform – costumes, rides, hotel rooms, instruction, whatever it took.  Her joy in life was infectious and her devotion to the Scottish arts contributed to the

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Clan Morrison

2021 Featured Clan About CLAN MORRISON The Clan Morrison Society of North America will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Grandfather Mountain Games. It will be the first official appearance of the new chief, Alasdair Morrison, Morrison of Ruchdi, following the untimely death of his father, Dr. J. Ruairaidh Morrison last November. Alasdair is

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Clan MacInnes

2021 Featured Clan The International Association of Clan MacInnes is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this summer…a year late due to the pandemic. About Clan MacInnes In 1970, seven MacInnesses from the southeastern states gathered at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and decided to create the Clan MacInnes Society to preserve MacInnes heritage and to promote

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Who Is Sandy Jones?

Who Is Sandy Jones? Written by his daughter, Cathleen Jones Nixon I was asked to introduce the President of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games today, and I do so with great pleasure and pride – he’s my Dad.  He has a long history with this highland gathering. He was first invited to the games around

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