Just a few weeks ago, on May 15th, Bob’s Red Mill helped sponsor the Eugene Scottish Festival as they celebrated Scottish Culture and heritage. Although Glasglow is roughly 4685 miles away from Eugene, you could hardly tell during this day long festival of dancing, music, and food. After all, it’s not often that you can find a Highlander’s Bagpipe band and a sword demonstration on the same day in the Oregon Countryside.
Visitors to the Scottish Festival this year were treated to a variety of traditional musical performances and dancing through the day. There was also a less traditional (but much adored) dog parade featuring Winston the Wonder Dog, the Festival’s resident Scottie Dog.
One of the highlights of the day was the fiddle performance of Rebecca Lomnicky. This amazing young virtuoso is the reigning champion of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition in Scotland. And since we are pretty fond of the idea of Oregonians becoming champions in Scottish competitions, we were excited to get this picture of her with some of our award winning oatmeal.
As we begin to make our preparations for Bob’s Red Mill’s return to Scotland to defend the title of World Porridge Champion, it was fun to know that we weren’t the only ones in Oregon with Scotland on the mind recently.