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The clans enter. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The clans enter

It's about family and heritage. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
It's about family and heritage
Kootenai Highland Gathering
July 20, 2016

The fourth annual Kootenai Highland Gathering celebrating
Celtic culture was held over the weekend, July 15-17, at the River Bend along the Kootenai River. The event features traditional Celtic highland games sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletic Association, pipers, drummers, clans in traditional dress, music, food, and vendors.

Different from past years, and welcome, was a comfortable, moderate temperature with the daytime high reaching 70, according to National Weather Service data.

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Celtic Bigfoot. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Celtic Bigfoot

Sheaf toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sheaf toss

Ray Eanes shares some history. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Ray Eanes shares some history

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

Introduction of clans. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Introduction of clans

Buckskins and bagpipes. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Buckskins and bagpipes

Scottish, are you?. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Scottish, are you?

The audience. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The audience

The clans are introduced. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The clans are introduced

Singing the National Anthem. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Singing the National Anthem

A verbal tribute to veterans. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
A verbal tribute to veterans

And a musical tribute to veterans. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
And a musical tribute to veterans

A gift for the clans. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
A gift for the clans

End of introductions. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
End of introductions

Angie McLaury. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Angie McLaury
Organizer of the Highland Gathering.

Bottle cap designs. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Bottle cap designs

Fun for kids. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Fun for kids

Overseeing the festivities. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Overseeing the festivities

Broken Whistle entertains. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Broken Whistle entertains

Practicing weight over bar. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Practicing weight over bar

Weight for distance. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Weight for distance

Help from a friend. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Help from a friend

Drew McLaury. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Drew McLaury

Dan sizes it up. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Dan sizes it up

Jon's turn. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Jon's turn

Williebie the Balloon Man. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Williebie the Balloon Man

Clan row. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clan row

Sheaf toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sheaf toss

Train rides for kids. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Train rides for kids

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