Antwerp Scottish Fair, Merksem 2007
Mary in Belgium. 'Doedelday' on the country-seat Bouckenborgh in Merksem
waking up with a royal breakfast
Rich foods decorated the table
Mary was warmly suprised by the musicians of the drumgroup Beithar
Lady Melville was charmed by the blue men
Morningmass in Mary's fieldchapel
Mary opens the pipebandcontest...
...and enjoyed the sounds of a dozen superior bands
Hail to the queen
"See, this group wears the Stuart tartan", lady Mary Fleming noticed.
Queen Mary adresses the spectators and introduces the next band
Maid Jolly and page Will Douglas were attracted by the delightful sounds
Announcement of the grand finale: the massed band
The jester thought about something naughty...
...and got all the attention (he danced the bells from his cap)
They quenched their thirst with a royal Belgian 'pinteke'
Enormous photowalls made them feel home
In the valley of Glencoe
Jolly quenched the thirsty drummerboys of Beithar...
...and was quartered by means of gratitude
Guard MacAlfred was ill, he got back to life by Jolly's shortbread
Lady Melville persuades counsellor William Maitland to buy the castle
Saying bye bye to our good neighbours of the travelling chemist shop Officina Viatoria
We surely may not miss the next Antwerp Scottish Fair!