Several alumni group members found connections to family roots in Ireland and Scotland on the trip. Brad and Kathie Sanderson rented a car and drove north to find the headstone of Brad’s great, great-grandfather, James Barron, who was born in 1780. The headstone is in a cemetery near Keith, Scotland.

The group tried “Haggis” at several local eating establishments. It is an interesting mix of ingredients. While in Ireland, they also tried the black and white puddings. Shepherd’s pie and Guinness beef pie were tasty, along with fish and chips.

Kilts were sold at many shops around Edinburgh. You’ll have to ask if any came back to South Dakota. A number of people will be sporting tartan plaids.

J.K.Rowling lived in Edinburgh, and so a Wizardry shop featured all sorts of magic products. It’s easy to see where she found inspiration for some parts of the Harry Potter stories with the alleys, called keeps and close.

Many buildings date back hundreds of years.


October 24, 2019

SDARL Graduate Has Largest Native American-Owned Buffalo Herd

Ron Brownotter (SDARL VI graduate) and his family are featured in an article from Forum News Service and seen in the Duluth News Tribune. It’s …

October 2, 2019

SDARL Graduates in the News

The Agriculture Committee of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and SDSU Extension hosted the first-ever “Ag on the Square” event on September 21st.  The …

October 2, 2019

SDARL Graduate Honored as Eminent Leader

Gary Cammack (SDARL I) was recognized as an Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family, and Community during a banquet at South Dakota State University on September …

October 2, 2019

First Dakota Bank Named “Friend of the Beef Industry”

Long-time SDARL supporter First Dakota National Bank Agricultural Banking Team has been named the 2019 South Dakota State University “Friend of the Beef Industry.” The …

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