Visit to Edinburgh -
"I have fond
memories of a trip to England and Scotland with a friend back in the
late-1970s. We arrived in Edinburgh in September, at Festival time.
We listened to chamber music and went to the Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle
among other events.
"I wanted to find a
'real' kilt and
someone referred us to The Highland House on Lawnmarket. There,
we met Gordon, Duncan, Grace and her son, whose
name escapes me. They took us (two young
girls in our early twenties who worked in New
York City) under their wing for the duration of our stay in Edinburgh.
We each ordered a long kilt; I chose the Dress
Gordon. They arrived sometime in the cold and blustery month of December
and we wore them to our work at J.P. Stevens in NYC. I remember everyone
was in awe of our kilts!
I was reminded of our visit
to Edinburgh when I went to my first 'Scottish Games' in Greenville last
weekend. Since coming back from the games, I've been looking on line
for information about Highland House and the wonderful people there with
whom we spent a moment in time in the late-1970s.
Electa Beckett, North Carolina, USA: May