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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…


Bagpipes are awesome

Bagpipes are awesome. How can an instrument that can be described as “squeezing the cat” fail to bring a smile to the face of any people who hear it? I can totally understand not wanting to wake up to the sounds of a bagpipe at 8:30 on a Saturday morning—after all, how can you feel…