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The Caledonian Society
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P.O. Box 5853
Scottsdale, AZ 85261

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J. Carro
480-495-8924



 
          
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July 9 - A History of Scotland - DVD Presentation


History of Scotland DVD
6:30 - 7:30

Social Hour

7:30 - 8:30
A History of Scortland -Episode 1

8:30 pm
Raffle and 50/50 draws

Free admission to all

Episode 1 - The Last of the Free
At the dawn of the first millennium, there was no Scotland or England. In the first episode narrator Neil Oliver reveals the mystery of how the Gaelic Scottish Kingdom - Alba - was born, and why its role in on of the greatest battles ever fought on British soil defined the shape of Britain in the modern era. Oliver is a Scottish historian, archaeologist, television presenter and author.

Review by Quentin D. Stewart (November 17, 2010)
The first episode alone, "The Last of the Free," might be worth the price of this DVD. The viewer is treated to breathtaking vistas of Scotland with all its lochs, mountains, castles and fastnesses as Neil Oliver recounts the murky history of Scotland as it first emerges from the pages of history via Tacitus and his account of the Roman general Agricola's foray into Caledonia in 88 AD. Not much else is known of the northern barbarians for centuries, but they reemerge as the Picts as the Romans leave Britain for good. As Angles and Saxons replace Romans in the south we see Picts in the northeast of Scotland, Gaels in the west, and Britons in the south around the year 500 AD. Despite the Viking invasions of the British Isles Kenneth MacAlpin arises as king of the Picts, but it is his grandson, Constantine II, who becomes the first king of Scotland. During his 43 year reign Constantine introduces Gaelic ways to the Picts and Scotland is now known as Alba in Gaelic and Scotland in English even though the isle of Britain would remain an island of separate kingdoms and divided nations under no single monarch for centuries to come.


Support Our Highland Dancers

Please join us for a flavorful fundraiser supporting our Highland Dancers!
On August 5, California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of sales back to the Caledonian Society of Arizona Highland Dancers.

It's easy! All you have to do is print this flyer and bring it with you to California Pizza Kitchen located at 1850 S. Val Vista in Mesa, have a delicious meal and that's it!


McBain Memorial Park, Scotland

The Society has made a donation toward the maintenance of the Clan McBain Park near Inverness in Scotland. Mark Pelletier visited in May 2015.

Clan McBain Park
Upcoming Events

July 9 - Monthly Membership Meeting - ICC - 6:30 PM
July 18-19 - Flagstaff Highland Games


Membership Dues

Please support the activities of our Society by joining, or renewing your membership for 2015. - - - - - $25 Single - $40 Family
It's easy to pay by Credit Card or PayPal - just jump to the Membership Page!


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