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THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
July 25, 1959James MacColl, San Francisco, wins Open Piobaireachd playing “The Bells of Perth,” Vancouver Caledonian Games.
UPCOMING EVENTS July 26, 2014Scottish Pipe Band ChampionshipsDumbarton, Scotland

August 1, 2014Lorient Interceltic FestivalLorient

August 1, 2014Glengarry Highland GamesMaxville, ON

August 2, 2014Spokane Highland GamesSpokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane, WA

August 2, 2014Melrose Highland GamesMelrose

TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Always play your pipes for a wee while to get warm air into them before determining whether your skin or hide bag needs to be seasoned.
Brian Donaldson, Inveran Bagpipes, Edinburgh