The inspiration behind the Indiana tartan was a great ‘Hoosier’ who became a great Scot, Wallace Allen (Wally) Shaw from Crawfordsville. At this year’s Columbus Scottish Festival International Tartans offered an Indiana tartan kilt or kilted skirt as a raffle prize in his memory. Since raffles are not legal in the State of Indiana the Governor had to give his consent, and the lucky winner was Dorothy ‘Dot’ Scott of Jeffersonville who is pictured wearing her made-to-measure skirt. The proceeds from the raffle will help to stage next year’s Festival.
Wally Shaw was a philosopher, minister, teacher and published author who introduced the philosophy and the study of world religions to Scottish schools. He founded ‘Operation Friendship’ and ‘The Radicals’ theatre group who performed five of his plays at the Edinburgh International Festival.