Scottish Highlanders with dancer Honore Hughes, The University of Iowa, 1970
Photographer: Frederick W. Kent
Source: Frederick W. Kent Collection of PhotographsRG 30.01.01, University of Iowa Archives
Online in the Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/11825
The Scottish Highlanders began as an all male musicians group in 1936. They were founded by Colonel George F. N. Dailey as an extension of ROTC training. In the 1943 the group became all female and included musicians and dancers, though later an all male pipers group sometimes would participate with the female highlanders group. The SUI Scottish Highlanders performed at home football games and one Big Ten away game. They also performed two of the UI appearances in the Rose Bowl in 1957 and 1959. Due to their growing popularity, they appeared in several prominent performances, including The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the New York World’s Fair, Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Disneyland and Disney World and helped with the war bond effort during the Second World War. They went on seven world tours in 1952 to 1976 in the UK and Europe. UI funding was canceled in 1972, just two years after this photo was taken. The group continued until 2008 when they were disbanded.
Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), 1971.