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A Scotland and Outlander Fan – Lady Piper Tress Maksimuk

When one thinks of Scotland, images of coos, kilts, lochs, castles, and especially picturesque, green lush moors naturally come to mind. Matched with our romantic impression of this majestic land, we feel the connection that beckons our intrinsic desire to be a part of this wonderful country; we simply love her. However, one aspect that embraces all that we hold dear – the landscape and spirit of Scotland – is its music. Anyone can feel the magnetic pull of the Highland Scottish Bagpipes as it creates a hypnotizing pulse that radiates through the heart, a fond affection the soul cannot deny. We are drawn to this mesmerizing sound of their captivating melody, generating a vibration that echoes and transcends through space and time – transporting any recipient to a magical place. The Scottish Highland Bagpipes are deeply rooted to Scotland’s people, history, and culture – naturally making any Outlander fan drawn to these enchanting instruments.

Our readers already know, we completely adore Diana Gabaldon’s books – not for the sheer love story, the Scottish scenery, or the lively adventures, but simply because of the strong and powerful female character, Claire. With today’s cinema finally presenting resilient and spirited women role models, it’s Sass3‘s great pleasure to highlight today’s blog to a lass with unwavering abilities and a trailblazer who has broken the stereotypical notion of a piper: Tress Maksimuk.  

Let’s meet this extraordinary woman.

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House of Scotland Tartan Day

April 6 is the official U.S. date of National Tartan Day – a day to celebrate the Scottish Declaration of Independence and the achievements of those of Scottish descent. House of Scotland in San Diego’s Balboa Park hosted their annual Tartan Day celebration on Saturday, April 1.  A group of Outlander San Diego Edition lassies met up to enjoy the day.

We were looking forward to not only each other’s company, but the sound of bagpipes, the taste of Scottish vittles, and, of course, men in kilts!

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