Road to the Isle: Scotland the Ba’a

Join us for a day of Highland mirth and merriment! “Road to the Isle: Scotland the Ba’a,” is coming on Saturday, April 21! Site opens at 9 am and closes at midnight.

South Range Community Center
Highway M-26
South Range, MI

Martial activities include:

  • Michael McKay’s Last Mistig Tourney: The Sequel (rapier)
  • Armored Combat Tourney (to be announced)

For the less martially inclined, young and old, there are Highland Games for which no physical prowess is required, but excessive dignity is a definite handicap. Take part in a Mini-Caber Toss, Wet Stane (water balloon) Throw and Castle Siege, Kilt Races and Sheep Jousting with our resident Battering Lambs. For bards, skalds, jongleurs and jongleuses, Kerith offers her Castle Challenge – select your castle at the gate and compose a song, poem or tale about it to be presented at feast. Bring your A&S project to show off – the theme is sheep or thistles in any medium, but all types of projects are welcome. Or test your knowledge in Medieval Scotland Jeopardy; categories include Kings and Queens, Isles, Ancient Times, People and Places, Folkways, and Historic Events (if you want to brush up ahead of time).

Lady Margyt is offering a simple Crofter’s lunch tavern for $3, with proceeds going to the Kingdom Travel Fund. Ladies Conandil and Zara have put together a wonderful French feast in honour of the Auld Alliance…see separate posting for the courses and for pre-reg information. Afterward, dancing will include a Scottish set and Tacky Garb judging, with extra points for plaid ad nauseam.

Site is wet. Fees are $5 for adult members, $8 for non-members, $3 for children 6-12 (children under 6 free). Feast $10 (limited to 40).

Take your best route to Michigan Highway M-26 North in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The village of South Range is about 5 miles south of Houghton. Note: M-26 has been rerouted so it no longer passes straight through the village. From the south, turn left at the intersection just past the Range Lounge/VFW. Site will be on the left. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (South Range, Michigan)