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The Scottish Preview at the Lyceum

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Last Saturday afternoon, the Lyceum hosted the annual Scottish Preview. West Highland Terriers, bagpiper Homer Babcock of the Alexandria Pipes & Drums, Highland dancing and re-enactors from the Appin Regiment entertained and informed visitors of Scottish history and culture throughout the afternoon

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Bryan Sherwood portrays an infantry soldier in the Royal Highland Regiment later to become the Black Watch.

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Appin Regiment members Philip Cromwell and Jeff Descheemaeker explain the history of the regiment. "Our enemies call us Jacobites, after Jacobus, Latin for James, our King. King James VIII is the direct descendent of Kenneth mac Alpin, the first King of the Scots, and is the great grandson of James VI of Scotland and the first Stuart king of England (James I of England)." The story continues in 1685 with the succession of James VII to the throne…