Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the tartan and plaid?
The Tartan describes the distinctive checkered pattern generally worked out in a woven material such as woolen cloth. Each particular pattern is known as a "sett". A distinctive sett adopted by the chief and his relatives became traditionally the "Clan Tartan."
The plaid is the actual piece of cloth worn over the shoulder and attached with a broach.
What is a caber?
The caber is a long, heavy, wooden pole tossed end over end as a demonstration of strength in Scottish highland games. Tossing a caber is one of the most spectacular heavy events in the games, with a long history of successful performers. The quality of the caber toss is judged by how vertical it lands upon impact and how straight a line the athlete moves to make the toss.
Is it hard to play the bagipes?
The bagpipe is one of the most difficult musical instruments to play, but also one of the most satisfying. I've had students as advanced as 72 that started to learn. I've encountered many people that regretted not learning or giving up on an instrument they started in their youth.