Lethbridge celebrates National Tartan Day

Lethbridge residents of Scottish descent are celebrating National Tartan Day today and donning their kilts. Tartan Day in Canada started to become celebrated in the 1980s, and it was the year 1320 that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed.

The Bridge City Highlanders formed in 2019, and the group welcomes all ages for those who want to learn the bagpipes or the drums for free lessons.

Co-founder of the Highlanders, Sheila Ferguson, says that due to the pandemic, the group has no way to earn funds.

The organizations goal in the future is to go to the various Highland games in Scotland to play in competitions against other bagpipers.

Sharing the love for the music and heritage of Scotland is the first goal of the Highlanders, “We’re very much a family group. We’ve got each others backs, and we help each other out,” adds Ferguson.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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