The second annual Scottish Festival at Old Orchard Beach drew a larger crowd from throughout New England–and beyond. Whether you chose to eat a meat pie and a Scotch egg, order a custom-made kilt, or compete in the heavy athletics expo, there was something for everyone… particularly fans of headline band Albannach.
Shawn and wee Mathus Barratt of New Hampshire.
Robert Buchanan and Kevin Hoefle, both of Portland.
It wouldn't be a Scottish Festival without a pipe and drum band...
... or kilts.
Jacob Braker of South Portland and Erica Williams of Shapleigh.
Lyn Morich, Debbie McCarthy, Mary Mitchell and Linda McCarthy, all of Old Orchard Beach.
Albannach's bareknuckle pipes and drums got the crowd on their feet.
Paige Blouin of Etna.
George and Glenda MacLachlan of Scarborough.
Wee Ceilidh Kozsey in Scottish dress. (A ceilidh, pronounced like KAY-lee, is a traditional Scottish social gathering with music and dancing.)
Scottish band Albannach headlined the festival with primal drumming and precise piping.
Albannach's bass drummer/vocalist Jamesie Johnston and piper Donnie MacNeil.
Albannach bass drummer/vocalist Jacquie Holland.
Utilikilt representative Mikeal St. Ayre with Chris Holman, Christina Oertel and Brent Foley.
Jackie and Carter Locke of New Hampshire.
Bettina Benoit, Emily Reed and Tavish Moncure.
Katie Richardson participating in heavy athletics, throwing a 13.6-pound stone.
Meg and Richard Gross of Rhode Island.
Lori-Jean, Daniel, Owen and Lliam Stewart of Massachusetts.
Diane McDuffee of New Hampshire and Donna McDuffee of Massachusetts.
Heidi Fraser and Amy Tetrault of Connecticut.
Cecily Mullet with Ray and Wanda McHatton of Clan Mackintosh with Maureen Sayers.
Martha Bergeron and Sara Robertson of Massachusetts.
Michelle Teixeira and Kelly Osborne at the Threads of Time booth.
Alyssa Shibles of Waterboro with Taylor Staudenmaier of Alabama.
Nancy Silkey of Connecticut and Lorie Risner of Ohio.
Dr. William Cunningham of Pittsfield, representing Clan Cunningham.
Kelly Barclay, Hillary Miller with Wesley Gagnon, and Laurie Cavanaugh.
Harold McCumber, Northeast representative for Clan Armstrong Society.