Report by: Ray MacRae
Report on the CLAN MACRAE BATHURST HIGHLAND GATHERING & COUNTRY FAIR AND DINNER
A brisk sunny morning greeted us as we arrived on a wet oval with views almost like Scotland.
We erected our tent and began to arrange our coffee, tea and Scottish yummies. Some of our visitors look for some refreshments during the day.
As the sun climbed the warmth returned and a more perfect day could not be imagined.
14 bands from thought out the country arrived and began forming and tuning instruments. The pipes and the drums brought a reality to the day and the crowds knew they were in for a Scottish feast of movement, colour and music.
The Scottish dancers were a treat to see, the results of many months of practice. The movement, the colour and their steps near brought a little moisture to the eyes. I am sure the tradition will live long at this place.