Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan due Sunday

The Foundation for Historic Christ Church will host the annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

A tradition at Historic Christ Church, the Kirkin’ is one of its most well-attended public events, attracting members from Tidewater and Richmond Celtic and Scottish organizations as well as the community, reported education director and curator Robert J. Teagle.

The origins of the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan are believed to date from 1746, following the battle of Culloden, when the English attempted to break the Scottish clan system by banning the wearing of the tartan or the playing of the bagpipes, said Teagle.

Tartans are the traditional plaid emblems of clans and families…

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