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Scottish Games and Highland Gathering 

When: Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2010
Phone: (843) 529-1020
Price: $15/advance, $20/door
www.charlestonscots.org/39th-scottish-games
There are only a few occasions where it’s socially acceptable for a man to wear a skirt. It can be part of a Halloween costume or a fraternity hazing ritual, or if they’re transitioning to the female gender. And they can get away with it if they’re Scottish, or at least participating in this weekend’s Scottish Games and Highland Gathering. Do you like bagpipes but only get to hear them at funerals? There’ll be more than 25 bagpipe bands scattered across the plantation. If that’s not entirely your thing, there’s also fiddling and Celtic rock bands as well as Highland and Scottish country dancing. Scotland’s top dog, the border collie, will show off its skills in a demonstration. And, of course, the pièce de résistance — or whatever the Scottish equivalent for the term is — are the heavy athletics. Nothing says macho like a man hurling a log. There’s a kid version of the games too. —Susan Cohen
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