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Lads and lasses celebrate Scottish holiday

Members of the Capricornia Medieval Guild, Adam Brinsley, Emma Law and Graham Law at the afternoon of Scottish fun and trivia at Rockhampton Regional Library. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Members of the Capricornia Medieval Guild, Adam Brinsley, Emma Law and Graham Law at the afternoon of Scottish fun and trivia at Rockhampton Regional Library. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK011213sscottis

ADAM Brinsley has spent about six months creating his Scottish outfit.

Yesterday, he and fellow members of the Capricornia Medieval Guild got the chance to show off their authentic costumes at a special Gaelic celebration held in Rockhampton to mark St Andrew's Day.

"I like the whole idea of the attire they wore," said Adam, who was sporting red tartan.

He cut an impressive figure in his kilt, vest, sporran and sheathed sword, and shouldering a Scottish targe (shield).

Rockhampton Academy of Highland Dancing performing at the afternoon of Scottish fun and trivia at Rockhampton Regional Library. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Rockhampton Academy of Highland Dancing performing at the afternoon of Scottish fun and trivia at Rockhampton Regional Library. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK011213sscottis

Adam said he had long held an interest in Scottish heritage, and he had relatives living in Scotland.

The 100-strong crowd at yesterday's celebrations at the Rockhampton Regional Library enjoyed traditional music and dance, poetry recitals and a Scottish trivia competition.

They were treated to a Scottish afternoon tea of whisky fruit cake, tea and shortbread.

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