Fergus Scottish Fest – Bagpipe bands



A must at every Scottish festival & Highland Games: bagpipes. In this YouTube move you’ll see a massive bag pipe band at the Fergus Scottish festival and Highland Games, in Ontario Canada.

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25 Responses to Fergus Scottish Fest – Bagpipe bands

  1. knubbelkeks69 April 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    @ OOjiBoy …SO let me get this clear… 3 of my 4 sets of Great Grandparents were Scottish, the other grandparent who came into play had one Scottish parent. So7of8 Great grandparents came from Scotland with one Irishman in there. Yet I am not Scottish.

    Perhaps I am Malasian, maybe Japanese then. You Sir are…either a joke or an aspiring commedian. Either way…don’t give up your dayjob.

  2. Scotsbell April 7, 2010 at 3:53 am #

    Speak for yourself, scottishcal. This “pure bred” Scot raised and living in Scotland welcomes anyone with Scottish blood no matter how “watered down” Many people need and love to have an identity with their past. Scots are known for their hospitality and people like you are a poor advert for our beautiful, tiny country.

  3. kingdomofdalriada April 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    @knubbelkeks69

    You are not Scottish, you are American with Scottish ancestors.

    “Yet I am not Scottish.
    Perhaps I am Malasian, maybe Japanese then. ”

    You are Caucasian. The Scots are not a race, they are a culture and community of people, which you do not belong to.

  4. scottishnationalist April 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    @Scotsbell Oh fuck off scotsbell, the vast majority of scots do not consider american ith scottish ancestors as ‘scots’ and you know it.

  5. gaelicscots April 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Americans are not scottish, regerdless of whther they have scottish ancestors or not.

  6. areweinq April 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    We see and hear comedians on tv saying European’s are “snooty”. To those who say we can’t be proud of our heritage only proves that maybe the “snooty” label is correct. I’ve traced my Scottish family line back over 900 years, my ancestors fought with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. My clan’s lands bordered on the Wallace clan’s lands. I have even discovered that my “clan” was of Norman origin, and not one word of what anyone says will make a difference to how I feel about my heritage.

  7. areweinq April 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    We see and hear comedians on tv saying European’s are “snooty”. To those who say we can’t be proud of our heritage only proves that maybe the “snooty” label is correct. I’ve traced my Scottish family line back over 900 years, my ancestors fought with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. My clan’s lands bordered on the Wallace clan’s lands. I have even discovered that my “clan” was of Norman origin, and not one word of what anyone says will make a difference to how I feel about my heritage.

  8. Scotsbell April 18, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    @scottishnationalist Hmm, standard response from a foul mouthed moron who doesn’t read posts properly and is indeed a perfect expample of the type of Scots who let our country down. Now go and wash your mouth out with soap and learn some manners, although I expect the latter is too late in your case.

  9. gaelicscots April 18, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    @Scotsbell If you think I am being foul, you really need to grow some thicker skin for christ sake.

  10. Braiella May 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Video is great! As to the conversation, it’s amazing that an argument between Scots ensues over this? I have pictures & journals from my great-grandparents who came here (USA) from Aberdeenshire on my mother’s side and from Ireland on my father’s. I’m extremely proud of both. Who’s to say whether I’m Scots or Irish.. because of where I live?? It’s my God-given right (just as you have yours) to feel extreme pride in my heritage and know where the blood comes from that flows through my veins.

  11. ZeitgeistWI May 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    Here, here! Finally, someone who speaks sense! I am so sick of these “purists” who put us down because maybe we live somewhere other than Scotland proper. I am proud of my Scottish ancestry and heritage and if that offends some purist well then they can just kiss my plaid backside! Purists are just jealous because we preserve and celebrate the Scotland they never knew and cannot know because the men and women from whom we come brought it with them!

  12. ZeitgeistWI May 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Stick to your guns! Purists are just wankers with nothing better to do and if the blood of my forefathers runs in my veins, then I pay no attention to those who would call me less than a Scot just because I don’t stroll down a street in Edinburgh. Pride knows no boundaries. Unfortunately, neither does being an ass! Ignore the ignorant and be proud of who you are and from whom you come!!

  13. ZeitgeistWI May 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    knubbelkeks69, ignore idiots who say you aren’t Scottish. The blood in your veins, the feelings in your soul and the pride in your heart is all that matters and if some idiots with too much time on their hands want to berate you for being proud of from whom you come, let em. If ignorance were bliss, they would be in a state of constant ectasy!

  14. ZeitgeistWI May 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    The people of Scotland have been diverse since the beginning. From Celts and Picts to Danes and Norwegians and others too. Scotland was a diverse land of many individual kingdoms, languages and peoples with their own cultures and beliefs that eventually forged into one nation. Purists best take a look at their own lineage before they trod on anyone else.

  15. gaelicscots May 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI ” Purists best take a look at their own lineage before they trod on anyone else. ”

    You are not listening you fucking idiot. The scots are NOT a race of people, they are not defined as a race through antrhopology, or any definition of race.
    The scots are racially the same as any other northern european. There is no difference between an englishman, irishman, scotsman or german etc.
    You cannot be scottish because you have a scottish ancestor. the scots are a cultural group.

  16. kingdomofdalriada May 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI There is no such thing as scottish blood, what is scottish blood, is it blue ?

    You are racially caucasian (northern european subset) and culturally american. Just as I am racially caucasian (north european subset) and culturall scottish because I am from scotland.

    Are you actually telling us scots what makes someon scottish. You are just a wannabe, we have to put up with fucking idiot yanks like you all the time, desperately trying to be one of us. You are not and never will be

  17. kingdomofdalriada May 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI “Purists are just jealous because we preserve and celebrate the Scotland they never knew and cannot know”

    You know NOTHING about Scotland because you are not Scottish and you dont come from scotland, you were not raised here, you do not live here. All you know is stupid stereotypes, false misrepresentations and disney esque plastic scottish culture.

    How the fuck can you say you no more about scottish culture than the scots. Where the fuck do you get that audacity.

  18. scottishnationalist May 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI Who are you to contradict and lecture us Scots in how we define ourselves and others. We simply do not regard you as Scottish, you are not a Scot so stop speaking on our behalf and stop intruding into our identity.

    Having lived in Scotland ever second of my life, I cant begin to explain how ridiculous it is listening to an American proclaim that they are Scottsh, you simply are not.

    You are an American

  19. ZeitgeistWI May 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    The “Scots” did not even become known as “Scottish” until after the Gaels, the Norwegians, the Picts and others were absorbed into a national identity and a single people. Of course they aren’t a “race” who ever said they were a race? Saying that someone who has Scottish ancestry is not “Scottish” is pure snobbery no matter whatever else you want to paint is as.

  20. ZeitgeistWI May 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Why not? Scots like you seem to want to tell me what I am. I would say that turn about was fair play. I am not a “wannabe”. I find nothing redeeming in someone like you enough to make me want to emulate them or be like them. Narrow minded, opinionated sack of wind that you are. And as for being like you, don’t even get me started.

  21. ZeitgeistWI May 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    No, I know absolutely nothing about Scotland whatsoever. Have relatives there, Been there several times but I know nothing about the land or the people. And as to knowing more about Scottish culture, I never said that I did. What I said was that we celebrate an older Scottish culture than what you know that was preserved and passed down through generations. If you’re going to slight someone, at least get your facts straight.

  22. scottishnationalist May 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI ‘Saying that someone who has Scottish ancestry is not “Scottish” is pure snobbery”

    Its not snobbers, it is only snobbery to you because you dont agree with how we scots view ourselves and others. The fact is that I and all my fellow scots that I know dont regard you as Scottish.

    Their is absolutely no difference between yuo and say an american with german ancestors. it would be impossible to distinguish between you, because you are both still american, culturally american etc

  23. scottishnationalist May 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI “No, I know absolutely nothing about Scotland whatsoever”

    I was born in scotland, bred in scotland, I have lived in Scotland every second and breath of my life.

    Your statment simply means nothing. you are not even from scotland, you fucking PRICK.

  24. OOjiBoy May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    @ZeitgeistWI stop telling people who are scottish, and are from scotland. That they know nothing about scotland. It is a ridiculous contradiction.

    And the truth is that the scots would not consider you scottish. like it or not, you are and only would be considered american. stop pretending your somthing your not.

    Your walter smitty behaviour is bizzare and ridiculous to us. you are indeed a ‘wannabe’

  25. CannibalDave June 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    How silly to see people arguing about who’s Scottish and who’s not. I’m American and my ancestors on my father’s side were from Scotland, and my father played in a pipe band. But I’m not Scottish. I’m American. But I do love the pipes with every fiber of my being. No one can take that from me. That being said, long live Scotland, and long live America!!

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