Taste of Scotland Festival & Scottish Tartans Museum

On Saturday, I went with a friend to the Taste of Scotland Festival and the Scottish Tartan Museum in Franklin, NC. I had only been to this one other time several years ago. Franklin is a beautiful small town with lots of shops. We were glad to see that it was partly cloudy and not terribly hot. 

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Lots of musicians played on this stage.
Franklin is a beautiful small town in the mountains.

Soon after arriving we had to have our own taste of Scotland in the form of shepherd's pie. It's made of ground beef, onions, carrots and peas, and topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. I added the pepper. It was delicious. Unfortunately I didn't see any neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), meat bridies or any other savory Scottish food. They did have shortbread. And I only found haggis in the shop. Not that I wanted any. :)

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A targe

Targe, pistols, ax and helmet at the MacLaren Clan tent.

A blacksmith forge demonstration.

Tartan flags.

Scottish and Irish flags
 We left the festival for a short while to visit the Scottish Tartans Museum down the street.

Rob Roy's plaid and weapons.

Click to enlarge. They have hundreds or thousands of tartans on display with labels.

Click to enlarge. This describes the clothing below.

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Scottish weapons in the museum. Click to enlarge.

A pipe band on stage.
We shopped at both the outside vendors' tents and at the shops that lined the street and of course we loved listening to the Scottish music.

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Alanna Lucas said...

Looked like such fun! Thanks for sharing:-)

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Alanna! Yes, it was a lot of fun.

Vanessa Holland said...

That looks like a lot of fun. It's cool they do that up there.

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Vanessa! We really enjoyed it. I bought some neat things.

Patty Taylor said...

What a lovely post, Vonda :) Thanks for sharing all the photos. I would love to have a wee taste of that shepherd's pie - it looks delicious :) So glad you had a wonderful time, thanks again for sharing with us. Patty

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks so much, Patty! It was a very tasty shepherd's pie.