“If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade.”….Mike Ditka

imageRight before the parade a solar halo also called a sundog appeared in the sky. We took it as a good omen.


Clan Donald from Green Bay, WI. provided the marching music for the occasion. The Drum Sergeant readied the pipers.

IMG_1579-1Piping represents an integral part of Highland clan society so it is only fitting that a parade of Scotties be led by a corps of pipers.

image Commencing with the enchanting sounds of the Highland bagpipes and drums accompanied by a chorus of arooos, Clan Donald leads the parade into the town of Bailey’s Harbor.


Over 140 Scottish Terriers and their staff from seventeen states have gathered this year to promote fellowship among those passionate about the breed, bring a public awareness of health issues affecting Scottish terriers and raise financial support for health related research and rescue.

imageProceeds donated from the rally to  rescue groups, Scottie clubs, humane societies, and cancer research programs have exceeded over $133, 800 to date.

imageJoseph Harvill, publisher and editor of Great Scots magazine and Scottie advocate marched in the parade carrying the flag of Scotland.


Mary Bower with Piper and Skye, Dad with us