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Kootenai Highland Gathering
July 20, 2021

The Kootenai Highlanders held their ninth annual Highland Gathering over the weekend of July 16-17 at the River Bend on Highway 37. The Gathering celebrates Celtic culture and features traditional games sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletic Association, as well as pipers, drummers, dancers, clans in traditional dress, music, food, and vendors.

In attendance from Kalispell were members of the Montana Highlanders Association Bagpipe Band to lend their musical talents and to lead the clans for introductions on Saturday, and also members of the An Daire Academy: Flathead Valley Irish Dance to perform for the event.

Clan introductions were a little shorter this year due to the hot weather during our current heat wave. The National Weather Service recorded an official high temperature of 94 for Libby for the day.

Related Links:
Kootenai Highlanders on Facebook
Montana Highlanders Bagpipe Association on Facebook
Flathead Valley Irish Dance on Facebook





Sponsors. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sponsors

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

Hi there!. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hi there!

Lots to see. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Lots to see

Looking through the vendors. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Looking through the vendors

Vendors. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Vendors

The beautiful Kootenai River. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The beautiful Kootenai River

Weight over bar. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Weight over bar

Weight over bar. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Weight over bar

Will it make it?. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Will it make it?

Clan row. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clan row

The clans of Scotland. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The clans of Scotland

Weezil's camp. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Weezil's camp

'Hawks for the kids. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
'Hawks for the kids

Sheaf toss practice. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sheaf toss practice

Waiting and chatting. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Waiting and chatting

The stage by the Kootenai. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The stage by the Kootenai

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

The swing. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The swing

Sheaf toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sheaf toss

Family day. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Family day

Sheaf toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Sheaf toss

Warming up. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Warming up

There it goes!. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
There it goes!

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

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

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

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

The spin. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The spin

Calling for next up. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Calling for next up

Picking up the sheaf. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Picking up the sheaf

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

Judging. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Judging

The athletes' shirts. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The athletes' shirts

Braemar stone. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Braemar stone

Getting set. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Getting set

The bouncy house. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The bouncy house

Fun for the little ones. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Fun for the little ones

Dressed like Princess Anna. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Dressed like Princess Anna

There's Angie!. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
There's Angie!

Proud to be Irish. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Proud to be Irish

So how many guys does it take to move the caber?. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
So how many guys does it take to move the caber?

Wee dancers. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Wee dancers

Caber toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Caber toss

Rafting the Kootenai. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Rafting the Kootenai

Fly fishing. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Fly fishing

A drift boat kind of day. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
A drift boat kind of day

Playing by the river. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Playing by the river

A passer-by. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
A passer-by

Arriving by raft. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Arriving by raft

Cowbird. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Cowbird

Hammer toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Hammer toss

Release. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Release

Caber toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Caber toss

Over it goes. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Over it goes

Dee gives information. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Dee gives information

Caber toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Caber toss

The release. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The release

Portable shade. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Portable shade

A judge. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
A judge

The clans are coming for introductions. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The clans are coming for introductions

Leading the way. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Leading the way

Montana Highlanders . Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Montana Highlanders

The drummers. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
The drummers

Here come the clans. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Here come the clans

Clans Martin and Cian. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clans Martin and Cian

Clans Davidson and Macfarlane. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clans Davidson and Macfarlane

Clans Davidson, Macfarlane, Ross and Mackay. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clans Davidson, Macfarlane, Ross and Mackay

Clans Ross, Mackay, Mackenzie and Donald. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clans Ross, Mackay, Mackenzie and Donald

Clan Donald. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clan Donald

Clan Maclean. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clan Maclean

Clan Gunn. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Clan Gunn

Introductions complete. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Introductions complete

Montana Highlanders Bagpipe Association. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Montana Highlanders Bagpipe Association

National Anthem. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
National Anthem

Military tribute. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Military tribute

Leading the exit. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Leading the exit

Thank you for coming to Libby. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Thank you for coming to Libby

Caber toss. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Caber toss

Balance is tricky. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Balance is tricky

Teamwork. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Teamwork

Cooking burgers. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Cooking burgers

What a beautiful setting. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
What a beautiful setting

Seen from Highway 37. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Seen from Highway 37

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