LEGIO IX HISPANA (83 AD): This legion was raised by Pompei in 65 BC and by 83 AD was serving with Agricola north of the Forth-Clyde line (later to become Antonine's Wall) in Scotland. The recreated LEGIO IX portray 1st century AD Roman arms and equipment, as well as the camp life of Roman soldiers and their dependents. For more information, turn your browser to http://www.legioix.org.
WILDE IRISH – Tudor Gaelic Galloglass – 1550-1600The “Wilde Irishe” (their English name) portray military and civilian Gaelic Irish of the period 1550-1600 who waged a series of rebellions to maintain their political and cultural independence against the Dublin-based crown authorities of Tudor England.For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/149467801819891/
APPIN REGIMENTScottish Jacobites (1745-1746): The Stewarts of Appin raised a clan regiment to join Bonnie Prince Charlie in his attempt to put the Stuarts back on the British throne in the Jacobite Rising of 1746. For nine months the Jacobite forces routed the English and marched to within 80 miles of London before turning back. Watch veterans teach new recruits how to use the traditional Highland weapons -- broadsword, targe, and lochaber ax -- while others are repairing their clothes and arms, cooking, or wrapping curious lowlanders in the great plaid. For more information please go to: http://www.appins.org/.
TWEEDSYDE – Scottish Music – 1585-1799A project of the Devil’s Tailors, Tweedsyde presents early Scottish music on period instruments and sung in English, Scots, and Gaelic. Peter Walker performs on pipes, fiddle, harp and vocals with Jim Stimson on lutes, bandora, guitar and viola da gamba. For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/tweedsyde/
ROGER'S RANGERSFrench & Indian War (1756-1763): Organized in 1756 by Robert Rogers, a Scotch-Irish farmer and woodsman, Rogers’ Rangers were America’s first Special Forces, Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seals and Delta Force of Colonial America. Wearing their Scots bonnets and green or brown frontier attire, they were the eyes and ears of the British army during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Commissioned as part of the British Army, Rangers were unique in their hide-and-seek, hit-and-run-style of what is known today as “guerilla warfare” tactics; a form of fighting that was common to French and Indian forces, but not to British regulars. Contact: Randy Flood email@example.com
84TH REGIMENT OF FOOTAmerican Revolution (1775-1784): Also known as the “Royal Highland Emigrants,” the 84th was raised from loyalist Scottish emigrants in America by the English in 1775 to quell the American uprising. Wearing the traditional plaid, they served on the Canada-New York frontier and in the southern colonies of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Disbanded in 1784, many veterans accepted land grants in Ontario and Nova Scotia. This Light Infantry company demonstrates the uniform and arms of the British Army Highland soldier of the 1770’s. For more information please go to: https://84thregiment.org/Home.html.
SUBJECTS OF THE QUEEN Victorian (1883): By the end of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria reigned over an empire won by diplomacy and brute force. More troops were needed. Regiments were raised from the fertile recruiting grounds of the Highlands. Dan Peer, family and friends portray the camp life of both officers and men, and the officer’s ladies demonstrate the domestic side of military life. As more troops were needed, regiments were raised from the fertile recruiting grounds of the Highlands. Today, scattered across the world, the descendants of Scots continue their tradition of fierce loyalty by serving in the armed forces of their adopted homelands and celebrating their common heritage in ceilidhs and games. This British Army Highland soldier portrays the period of Queen Victoria when the British Army still went to war in red coats but carried the ultra-modern breach-loading Martini-Henry rifle.
MARYLAND AVIAN ENCOUNTERS (2022): These dedicated falconers work hard to preserve the art of falconry and bring to you high quality educational (and fun!) experiences with several different birds, which may include a Pied Crow, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Barn and Screech Owls, Falcons ( Peregrine and American Kestrel) and Hawks (Redtail and Harris). For further information please contact their website: https://mdavianencounters.com/
Great thanks to Daniel Gilbert for continuing to make it possible to have Living HIstory at the Virginia Scottish Games.