A band of “angry” Scotsmen (and Irishmen) will be making its way down Centre and South streets and visiting several Celtic-themed pubs as part of a fundraiser on the afternoon of Sun., Sept. 13.
The Angry Scotsman Kilt Crawl, scheduled in honor of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn—a crucial Scottish victory in its war for independence in 1314—will see about two dozen registered pub crawlers raising funds for the the Scots’ Charitable Society and the Charitable Irish Society.
As it happens, the event comes five days before Scottish voters will decide whether to secede from the United Kingdom.
Crawlers will include members of several local Scottish and Celtic charities, along with members of the British Consulate, according to organizer Jason Keith.
The crawl will begin at Eugene O’Neill’s on Washington Street, then proceed to James’s Gate on South Street and Costello’s on Centre Street, before finishing at The Haven on Perkins Street. The kilted crawlers will be led by a bagpiper and drummer.
Keith, a former JP resident, chose the neighborhood because of his familiarity with it and its many “Celtic-related pubs,” he told the Gazette.
“We’re looking at raising a few thousand dollars when all is said and done,” he said.
For more information, see kiltcrawl2014.blogspot.com.