TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH HIGHLAND ATTIRE
Join Thomas Mungall and Jeffrey Foster as they explain the intricacies of traditional Scottish Highland attire.
Saturday and Sunday
1:00 - 2:00 pm
2nd Floor Banquet Rooms
Limited Seating, First Come, First Served
Traditional Civilian Highland Dress is the classic unique form of Scottish Highland attire that has been passed down through the generations by Scottish Highlanders and continues to be worn in contemporary apparel with distinctive national, cultural, ethnic, heritage, and familial significance, but which is neither subject to the clothing regulations of uniforms worn by pipers, dancers, athletes, or the military, nor unduly influenced by the whims of fashion, and kilt shop retailers. This presentation will help both those new to Scottish dress and veterans to understand how this style of Scottish Highland Dress differs from that often presented by the tartan and kilt shops and the popular image as well as that foisted on the public by the movies. This presentation will challenge those who wish to dress in a manner that brings honor to their Scottish Heritage. Through wearing of Traditional Civilian Highland Dress, we can feel a part of our common Scottish heritage and our own Scottish ancestors. This presentation is a seamless stream of information referenced, cross-referenced and in part due to years of shared information, published articles and unpublished conversations and observations.
Bios of Presenters:
Jeffrey Foster lives in Shreveport, Louisiana and enjoys cultivating a life-long pursuit to discuss, learn and explore knowledge related to Scottish clothing, food, geography, culture, history and religious studies. He is the Louisiana Commissioner for Clan Donald, Chaplain of the Scottish Society of North Louisiana and Organizer of the annual St. Andrew’s Day Whisky and food pairing at Wine Country Restaurant in Shreveport.
Jeffrey is a loving husband to wife, Lynsie, father to daughter Millie, and sons John and Campbell. He owns a commercial and residential building firm specializing in historic restoration and modifications to older structures. He is a Graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and currently a third year MDiv student at SMU Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX. Jeffrey has recently been placed as a part-time intern assistant pastor at Noel United Methodist Church in Shreveport where he will serve for the next year. He is an Honorably Discharged Regular Army Infantry Sergeant who served a single tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeffrey’s hobbies include primitive camping, rock climbing and is a member of the Canadian Black Watch WWI Living History Unit in Neuville, Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey invites you all to bring information, ask questions, now or in the future so that you can further our exploration of shared love for Scottish culture.
Tom Mungall, is from Baton Rouge, LA. He has a long association with Scottish Heritage organizations. He served as Trustee of the Clan Campbell Society (NA) from 2011-2014. Tom has served five terms as President of the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1993-1994, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012. He currently serves as the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge's Historian. In November 2012, he was awarded the Thistle Award of the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge, the Society's highest honor. He is a two time President of the St. Andrew Society of Baton Rouge and a Past-President of the St. Andrew Society of Louisiana (New Orleans). He developed and maintains the Yahoo Group “Scot Attire”. Tom serves as the Louisiana Regent for the Clan Buchanan Society, International. Tom has worn Scottish Highland Attire for over 34 years. In 1992, Tom wrote a series of articles entitled, “Wearing Highland Attire” for the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge’s Newsletter. These articles have been republished by a number of Scottish Societies around the United States and is available online, and has been cited by authors and bloggers discussing Highland dress. The booklet can be found at:
Tom is a vocational rehabilitation counselor in private practice with 34 years of professional experience. He was the President of The Louisiana Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in 1994, as well as "Member of the Year" of LARP in 1992. Tom has a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, December 17, 1983, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia State University with a major in Psychology and minor in History, March 28, 1982.
Tom's Scottish cultural interests are varied and include Scottish history, dance, music. He has written articles on Scottish Highland Attire and has a keen interest in Scottish breeds of dogs. He and his wife Catherine own a Yorkshire Terrier, and two Cairn Terriers. Tom has two married sons, James and his wife Sara with granddaughter Virginia; and son Ian and his wife Emily.