Maclean?s true colours

By SALLY GORDON

GENDER-BENDING games, cute kilt-wearing kids and the unique sound of bagpipes fused with bongo drums had Maclean rocking for International Tartan Day.

Around 300 spectators flowed through Maclean's Cameron Park on Saturday to celebrate the unique sights and sounds of Scottish culture.

A mixed program of all things Scottish kept the crowds entertained with men baring themselves in the name of beauty and women muscling their way through the crowds hurling haggis.

Scottish Town in Australia president Bob MacPherson said the day began with a glorious sunrise setting the scene.

"It started off with a piper off the church tower at seven in the morning, the sun came over the mountain, it hit the river and it was just one of those breathtaking mornings," Mr MacPherson said.

Mr MacPherson said the 'best kilted knees' competition had the audience in stitches when men had to raise their kilts for a public appraisal of their leggy assets.

Maclean resident Jack Logan took the crown with the 'most travelled knees' while Lower River resident Janelle Mashiah was the queen of the haggis hurling competition.



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