Our 5thFrolic in the Glen & Highland Games 2016 is in the books. What a grand time. Absolutely brilliant! Guid fun had by all. It was packed full of good music, excitement and delights.  We did miss those who could not attend. And there was cake! Mr. G. Gilbert Yule provided one for the NCSS potluck, and one for his Clan, Buchanan. They were both quite impressive and delicious. May Clan Buchanan celebrate another 1000 years; may the North Coast Scottish Society go on another 35 years. We have so many to thank for its success. Commentary of our event is still coming in with very high approval ratings! If you have any thoughts, we'd love to hear them. 

Raise your glasses to the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria for their sponsorship, and to the City of Fortuna Parks and Recreation for allowing us to gather in their glorious setting. The weather was perfect for our occasion.  A toast to our Games Chief, Ginger Sotelo (Clan Buchanan), and her committee, for putting on a great gathering; to the volunteers who worked tirelessly during the day; to our fantastic vendors and demonstrators; to Mr. Kevin Stewart for his donation of handcrafted wooden bowls and pins; to our entertainment; to Mr. Richard Whitehead who really pulled out all of the stops in his emcee duties - the Buchanan Top 10 was hilarious. Throughout it all the Humboldt Highlanders Pipe Band kept the party lively as many hearts swelled ten times their size as they played.

A toast to the Clans and Societies that honored us by coming, some from some great distances, to be with us. Clan Ross came all the way from Bakersfield to join us. We finally had a Clan Parade with an honor guard this year. SPC Rocky Tinney looked crisp and sharp in her Army uniform and Wallace tartan and took great care in presenting the United States flag.  Most of all, thanks be to all of the Celtic community who attended. We also had some folks directly from England in attendance. It was rumored they had a bit o' fear when they understood this was a Scottish shindig.  So with a chuckle and pat on the back, they were invited in. England is leaving the UK anyway, so there's no problem. Ha,ha,ha!

It was exciting to see all the beaming smiles when people found their Clans for the first time. We signed in many new members this year so expect to see some “cousins” at our future events. We will give them all a grand welcome!  It was so fantastic to see the many attendees kilted this year - lovely to see all of the colors! This is who we are. This is what we do.

To Scottish Pride in Humboldt County! 

Kindest Regards, 
Denise L. Ryles, Chieftain NCSS (Clan Campbell)

Past Frolic Games

2016 - Frolic in the Glen & Highland Games - A Most Festive Day..!!!!!

A thousand thank you’s to all!  Here’s some more toasts to;

Games Committee:

Ginger Sotelo (Games Chief)

Wanda Cloud

Tish McCrigler

Rebecca Kalal (assisted by G. Gilbert Yule)

Denise Ryles

Rosemary Smith

Laurene and George Thorpe

Richard Whitehead


Kitchen: Belinda Perkins-Brooks of Catering Couture (Clan MacPherson)

Fiona Endsley

Lion Handler: Lisa Cunningham

Lion Rampant: Richard Chase

Color Guard: Rocky Tinney

 Richard Whitehead

Games: Michael Ross

The Clans and Societies:

Clan Buchanan

Clan Campbell

Clan Hay 

Clan MacLachlan

Clan MacClennen

Clan Ross

Dixon Scottish Cultural Association


Humboldt Highlanders Pipe Band

Academy Of Irish Dance and Music

Roddy Ross

Michael Ross

Twisted Thistle

The Ukulelians

Vanishing Pints 

Demonstrations and Re-enactments:

The Desert Rats- WWII Scots (South Africa)

Christine Chappell - SCA Vikings

Lark's Cove Guild - Isle of Mull (Elizabethan Era)

Scottish Deerhounds with Mr. and Mrs. Smith


Balloons by Matt

Girl Scout Troupe 202

Emerald Caravan

Barefoot Fortunes

Debbie Canton

History of Names

Indigenous Art

Jewelry by Natalie and Britney

Kinetic Threads

Lizzette's Crafts and Creations

Bella Grace Designs

My Lazy Dog Chainmaille and Jewelry

Montgomery Leather

Wired On Rocks

Muriel's Story Time

Dixon Meat Pie Company

Scottish Gourmet


Lost Coast Communications


Bicoastal Media 
Eureka Broadcasting Inc.