29th of September

by on September 29th, 2014

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Well that’a a great tour over thank you all so much … thank you Americans for soothing a dejected Scotsman. Hoping to get an hour at the river tomorrow.. this balloon caddis needs a light trim..

28th of September

by on September 28th, 2014

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My phone camera has packed in so here’s a gratuitous Scottish picture. Neolithic wannabees built this in the Orkney Islands last summer

25th of September

by on September 25th, 2014

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The Land of the Free is also the Land of the personalised number plate. Snapped this cracker at the New Hampshire Highland Games. Couldn’t help thinking that it was asking for attention from the Highway Patrol…
Had super show in Flemington NJ last night . Special thanks to Moira and David for their hospitality. Off to play for old friends at the Green Willow this evening….

by on September 24th, 2014

manhbrid A beautiful day to drive into the the city, though not for the faint hearted! Had a smashing house show in Brooklyn many thanks to David and Kathleen. This is the Manhattan skyline which never ceases to inspire awe.
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A still warm ‘whole wheat everything’ bagel from La Bagel Delight in Brooklyn. The real deal. Don’t get these in Perth!

23rd of September

by on September 23rd, 2014

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Well folks, If you didn’t already know the Yes campaign fell short in the Scottish Independence Referendum. It has been a tough few days, especially as the extra powers that the No side were frantically promising now seem to be conveniently undeliverable. My grief has been slightly shifted by catching this lovely trout on my day off yesterday.
I have been performing at the New Hampshire Highland Games. If only the doubtful people of Scotland could come and see the esteem in which our small nation is held it may have emboldened them to really be Scotland the Brave…
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Sang “Freedom Come All Ye” with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. Alasdair was heavily involved campaigning on line and was totally gutted.
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The caber is returned for another throw…The Games are held at a Ski Resort, would love to get the chance to come zooming down here on a snowboard..
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More pipe banders than you could shake a stick at…
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I meet up with Richard, a fellow Malcolm at our Clan tent. He certainly has the Malcolm nose…
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Unfotunately I am leaving New England just before the spectacular Fall colours but a few trees were already turning…