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The Loch Norman Highland Games

The Loch Norman Highland Games are held on the third FULL weekend of each April near Charlotte, North Carolina. The Games feature numerous living history units, outstanding pipe, dance and athletic competitions, over 80 Clans and Societies, glorious Scottish music from around the world and vendors from around the country. The region is always beautifully decorated in Spring's finest with azaleas, red bud and dogwood in full bloom.

Of special interest are the expansive living history encampments and the Highland Cattle areas. Signs against reiving the cattle have mysteriously disappeared each year...

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Our Clan History at Loch Normal Highland Games

The People We Meet!

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  1. Jim and Michaele Finegan gather with their family to celebrate willing the Best Tent award, April, 1995. The prize consisted of the Battle Axe and a thistle walking stick.
  2. Mimi Grunkemeyer, Jerry Grunkemeyer, Mary Finegan and Bob Finegan visiting the MacLachlan tent in April, 1996. This photo was taken shortly before a Saturday afternoon down pour flooded the tent.
  3. A wee Maclachlan lass poses in front of the Jacobite cannons. A careful examination will find this youg lass covered from head to toe in mud. April, 1996.
  4. Jerry Finegan, a member of Clan MacLachlan, received an award for piping from Clan MacLeod at Loch Norman Highland Games, April 19-21, 1997.
  5. Michaele Finegan serves as Clan MacLachlan's representative at the Kirking of the Tartan, Loch Norman Highland Games, April 19-21, 1997.
  6. Donald Cameron, the Youngest of Cameron, visiting with Clan MacLachlan at Loch Norman Highland Games, April 19-21, 1997.
  7. Jerry Finegan poses on his way to another competition. Loch Norman Highland Games, April 19-21, 1997.

The Things We See!

Public visiting tents, Apr 95, LNHG

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Wild Haggis, Apr 97, LNHG

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Jacobite Encampment, Apr 96, LNHG

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Suttler's In Action, Apr 97, LNHG

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Atlanta Pipe Band, Apr 97, LNHG

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  1. Loch Norman offers wide walkways and ample room for visiting tents. April, 1995.
  2. Beware the wild haggis. This one was caught on film while napping in April, 1997. These wild and dangerous creatures (bagus pipus blowus mor) have been seen travelling in large bands, especially at festivals like this one.
  3. The Jacobites decend on Loch Norman each April, 1996, setting up a large encampment. Visitors learn about lifestyles in Colonial America and 18th century Scotland.
  4. Inside on of the suttler's tents in April, 1997. Several Colonial Period suttlers particpate with the Living History units by selling their wares.
  5. The Atlanta Pipe Band on parade as seen from the MacLachlan tent. April, 1997.

The Places We Live!

MacLachlan Tent, Apr 94, LNHG

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MacLachlan Tent, Apr 95, LNHG

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MacLachlan Tent, Apr 97, LNHG

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  1. Clan MacLachlan's tent at the first Loch Norman Games. April, 1994.
  2. Clan MacLachlan won the Best Tent award with this tent during the 1995 Loch Norman Highland Games. Seen in the tent are Mary Finegan, Carol Owens, Janice Gilchrist holding a future member of the Atlanta Bagpipe Band, Hugh Gilchrist and Michaele Finegan. Just outside the tent are Bob Owens and Rob Ewen.
  3. Clan MacLachlan's home during the Loch Norman Highland Games, April 19-21, 1997. It was at this event the Clan's Wild Haggis first made an appearance.

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