The events company Unique Events and the National Trust for Scotland organising the signature event of Homecoming 2014, Bannockburn Live 2014 have just announced that sgian dubhs cannot be worn to the event stating safety reasons. We believe this is not only wrong but will cause more safety problems as well as bad PR for Scotland. A sgian dubh is an integral to the highland dress. No other Highland Games has ever banned the sgain dubh.
Sgian dubhs are legal
There have to our knowledge and everyone we have asked been no sgain dubh injuries at any Clan gathering
How will sgain dubs be policed – will they be confiscated, will people who have travelled thousands of miles be refused entry?
The police have said they pose no threat and have no problem with sgain dubhs
This decision shows a lack of understanding about the clans
Please help us and sign our petition, the petition and comments will be sent to Pete Irvine of Unique Events.
Category: Scottish Events