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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian Members!
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My new tartan masks. Super nice and comfy from Atlanta Kilts. ...

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Our very own C.e. Buz Johnson answering Grandfather Mountain Highland Games' virtual call of the clans. Shake loose the border, AYE READY! Many thanks Buz. Sláinte to you. ...

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Our ancestors have left their footprints. ...

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Grandfather Mountains Online Event this year. Connect here. ...

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Happy 4th of July! Aye Ready! ...

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Join Jamesie for a live chat! Head to his Facebook page at 6pm tonight! Bring your questions!!Live Nosey book chatty thingie tonight at 6pm EST .
Will be answering some questions you kindky sent in and talking Scotland, tours , band and other memories of growing up the 80’s .

Hope you can join me tonight and I’ll try my best to acknowledge and answer questions as they roll up my screen .

* If you like the chat you can always buy me a coffee , much appreciated ✌🏻

www.buymeacoffee.com/gentlejames
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Molly Stone, Associate Director of Live Performance at Catamount Arts (Vermont), interviews Jamesie Johnston of Albannach about the painful reality artists are currently facing. Also covered is the future of the festival scene at large. (Unedited)
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Molly Stone on Instagram @mollystoneproducer
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A message from Lord Lyon, Dr Joseph J Morrow.

"Greetings from Edinburgh on this spring day albeit that we are affected by the pandemic which is
playing such a critical role in all our lives worldwide. On 6 April 2020 we are celebrating the 700th
Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath. This document was signed at Arbroath Abbey which is
just a few miles from my home and the ruins of which I have walked round on many occasions.

The Declaration is one of the most significant documents that emerged from Mediaeval Europe. It is
a document that is marked by learning and scholarship and for the 14th century provides an
argument for the self determination of the Scottish people. It changed constitutional thinking – such
that our King was required to rule in the best interests of his people who, through the Declaration,
kept a right to Depose the king.

This fundamental principle in constitutional law of the power of the people remains even to today
and applies in all democratic states to Monarch and State Leader alike.

Throughout the centuries this principle was drawn on by many including the Committee who drafted
the American Declaration of Independence. Today we all celebrate the living Scotland whether here
at home or abroad and acknowledge the influence this Declaration has had and further celebrate
our Scottish heritage. One simple fact that highlights the influence of the living Scotland is shown in
the celebration of Scotland in the life of Canada and the number of prominent people who were of
Scottish descent who influenced the growth of Canada

Happy 700th Anniversary celebrations of the Declaration of Arbroath."

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Happy Tartan Day Johnston/es. We hope you're wearing your colors today.

Aye Ready.
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Andrew Johnstone practicing social distancing in CA. BRAW!!! ...

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This is a post of Andrew Johnstone.

Robert Burns
Tae a virus

Twa months ago, we didna ken,
yer name or ocht aboot ye
But lots of things have changed since then,
I really must salute ye

Yer spreading rate is quite intense,
yer feeding like a gannet
Disruption caused, is so immense,
ye’ve shaken oor wee planet.

Corona used tae be a beer,
they garnished it wae limes
But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear
These days, are scary times.

Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips,
it’s whit they awe advise
But scrub them weel, richt tae the tips,
that’s how we’ll awe survive

Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide
Nae sneakin oot for strolls
Just check the lavvy every hoor
And stock-take, your, loo rolls

Our holidays have been pit aff
Noo that’s the Jet2 patter
Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh
And paddle ‘ doon the waater ‘

Canary isles, no for a while
Nae need for suntan cream
And awe because o this wee bug
We ken tae be..19

The boredom surely will set in,
But have a read, or doodle
Or plan yer menu for the month
Wi 95 pot noodles.

When these run oot, just look aboot
A change, it would be nice
We’ve beans and pasta By the ton
and twenty stane o rice.

So dinny think yell wipe us oot
Aye true, a few have died
Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb
They came, they left, they tried

Ye might be gallus noo ma freen
As ye jump fae cup tae cup
But when we get oor vaccine made
Yer number will be up.
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Did any of your ancestors travel to America from Fermanagh? ...

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Guess who was in Asheville Scottish Festival? Jamesie Johnston and
Albannoch. Jamesie is with Gregory Johnston-Webb and family.
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Welcome Oliver Bundy to Clan Johnston/e in America. He is with Brian Decker our Tent Host. ...

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Welcome Clan Johnston/e in America’s newest Member, Lori Johnston with Brian Decker Tent Host. ...

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