That's the spirit

23:14, Nov 26 2013
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Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipeband members Winston Wallace, Colin Macnicol and chieftan Ed Percy.

Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipeband members Winston Wallace, Colin Macnicol and chieftan Ed Percy prepare to celebrate the Scottish festival of St Andrews Day with the Queenstown Lakes District Celtic Society on Saturday.

Everyone is welcome to the do from 5pm when the pipe band will lead a procession including a bagpiper, sword bearer, flag bearer, whisky and haggis, down Ramshaw Lane in Arrowtown to the Fork and Tap where celebrations will begin.

There will be live music, sword dancing and a special menu including haggis, neeps (turnip), and tatties (potato) with plenty of whisky for those who want it.

Organiser Alice Hutchens said the Celtic Society was formed when the former Scottish Society teamed up with the Irish and other Celtic communities in the area.

New members are welcome. 

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