If you’re in the Chicagoland area this weekend, don’t miss the Dogs of Scotland attraction at the 26th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games. The festival is showing off “the hardy breeds of Celtic Canines that have aided Scots since the Middle Ages through hunting, herding, and crop protecting, and are now among the world’s favored pets and show dogs.” Dogs of Scotland Chair Lori Shatava has rescued three Westies, including Dougal and Andrew (below) and Tobi.
Dougal and Andrew’s dress kilts and glengarries (caps) are made from cotton. The head gear is held on with very thin white elastic that is loose enough so the boys aren’t irritated by it. The tartans are Royal Stewart and Black Watch, which are considered Universal Tartans and acceptable for anyone to wear who doesn’t have a claim to a tartan of their own.
The Scottish Festival & Highland Games, presented by Chicago Scots, takes place on June 15-16, 2012 at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois, which is located at I-290 and Thorndale Avenue. Parking will be available on pavement in parking garages. Parking will be $5.00 per vehicle for parking on both Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 or you can purchase a two-day parking pass for $8.00.
For more information, event schedules, or to purchase tickets, visit www.chicagoscots.org or call (708) 447-5092.