The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - MAR­GARET CALDBICK PHOTO

“Wear your tar­tan proudly,” said the an­nounce­ments and that’s what six-year-old Ken­zie McRae did, don­ning her dress MacLeod kilt and pen­dant at the 82th an­nual Clan MacLeod pic­nic at the Glen­garry Pi­o­neer Mu­seum in Dun­ve­gan. Ken­zie is the daugh­ter of Ash­ley MacLeod and Chad McRae. In the back­ground on stage is Ken­zie's grand­fa­ther Ian MacLeod with a group of his stu­dents, named for the day The MacLeod Clan Fid­dlers. Mr. MacLeod shared the stage with alumni stu­dents, Paul Vil­leneuve sang a tra­di­tional tune a cap­pella, and there were high-step­ping dancers in­clud­ing Mr. Vil­leneuve’s daugh­ter Brenna, 10, who stud­ies step­danc­ing with Ash­ley MacLeod. Over 80 proud MacLeods at­tended, meet­ing up with fel­low MacLeods and hon­orary MacLeods, some of whom drove in from out­side Glen­garry. Nina McKech­nie and Barbara New­man shared the story of Barbara and Gary’s visit with Ms. McKech­nie in Scot­land this April, their trav­els along back­roads to hid­den Scot­land, and their mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence vis­it­ing France to tour First World War bat­tle­fields, tun­nels and trenches.

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