Editorial: Bundanoon is Brigadoon 2015

FOR one day every year, Bundanoon is transformed into Brigadoon as the dawn breaks and the mist rises.
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The annual event has captured the imagination of people around the world and attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year.

It’s with good reason that tourists from all corners of the globe converge on the village.

Brigadoon is inspired by the 1954 movie Brigadoon which starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse,but unlike the village in the film which rises out of the mist once every 100 years, the Bundanoon-based celebration happens every year.

It’s a day full of every kind of Scottish celebration imaginable with kilts aplenty, bagpipes and haggis – for those brave enough to try the delicacy.

Haggis is a savoury pudding made with sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet and a mix of spices, salt and stock and the Scots love it.

Whether or not you have a passion for all things Scottish, Brigadoon is an event not to be missed.

Traditional Scottish games and competitions that demonstrate strength and skill will take place, culminating in the Tartan Warriors competition when the strongest men around will race to pick up concrete stones weighing up to 150kg.

It doesn’t get much more impressive than that.

The event is one of the highlights of the year in the Southern Highlands, so if you’re keen to immerse yourself in Scottish tradition then grab your gumboots and a raincoat and get out to Brigadoon tomorrow.

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