Cultural Center Schedule

Rural Hill Cultural Center Schedule - 2017 Loch Norman Highland Games

Saturday, April 8

8:00–10:00 Scottish Breakfast is served. (Tickets required and may be purchased here)
11:45 Lecture: Building a Foundation for Scottish Gaelic Studies in the US
1:30 Scotch Whisky Tasting Seminar (Tickets required and may be purchased here)
2:45 Ed Miller on Robert Burns
3:30 Whiskies of the World Seminar ((Tickets required and may be purchased here)

Sunday, April 9th

9:00 Church Service and Kirkin’ of the Tartan (in Cultural Center ONLY in the event of foul weather)
11:30 Lecture: The Jacobite Uprising
1:30 Scotch Whisky Tasting Seminar (Tickets required and may be purchased here)
3:00 Lecture: The Viking Colonization of Scotland
6:00 Volunteeer Muster (Open to all LNHG or Rural Hill volunteers)

About the lecturers:

Dr. Michael Newton has a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh and is an authority on the history, language, literature and culture of Scottish Highlanders, both in Scotland and in the North American diaspora. Dr. Newton will present a lecture titled Building a Foundation for Scottish Gaelic Studies in the USat 11:45 Saturday, April 8 in the Rural Hill Cultural Center. The lecture will detail the formation of the Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the US and its efforts to bring to light the long history of Scottish Highland immigrant communities in the United States through continued lectureship and community support.

Ed Miller is a friend of Rural Hill and a frequent musical performer at the Loch Norman Highland Games. A renowned folk musician and expert on the national poet of Scotland, Miller will present a lecture on Robert Burns at 2:45 Saturday, April 9 in the Rural Hill Cultural Center.

John Miles is an accomplished US Marine Officer, author and nationally recognized speaker on Scottish History. Miles received his MA in Military Studies from American Military University and his BA degree in Anthropology with a minor in History from Texas A&M University. John will be presenting two lectures in the Rural Hill Cultural Center Sunday, April 9.
11:30 - The Jacobite Risings will explore the history of the War of British Succession.
3:00 – The Viking Colonization of Scotland will detail the Viking rule of a large portion of Scotland until the Battle of Largs in 1263.

 

 
 
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