The Nevada Society of Scottish Clans held their 34th Annual Robert Burns Celebration and presented Dean with their Silver Thistle Award as Scot of the Year.
I had bought Dean a McKay tartan scarf and when we saw the way the other men were wearing their scarves and sashes, we bought Dean a celtic knot pin to attach his scarf on his shoulder and hang down his back in true clan fashion. We were all given little bouquets of heather to wear.
We were excited to be joined by Michelle and the Owlet as well as fly fishing friends Dick, Karolyn, Maureen and Paul. Michelle is wearing her tartan sash as her paternal grandmother was a MacMinn.
Dean was escorted to the stage by another winner of the award two years ago ~ Jackie is the only woman to win as far as I can tell.
Very proud of him.
The award itself. The bowl is a quiach, a traditional whiskey drinking bowl.
The thistle is engraved inside.
This is only the beginning of the pictures. It was an amazing event with folks dressed in kilts and tartans, pipe bands, dancing, and lots of toasts. More to follow ~