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Presbyterians Kirk the Tartan


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Celebrating a heritage. Presbyterians got together today to celebrate their Scottish roots. It's called the Kirking of the Tartan - and it happened at First Presbyterian Church on 3rd Street.

A tartan is a flag that represents a family. Today was a chance to reflect on the Scottish heritage of Presbyterians and how that heritage has influenced both the church and the nation as a whole.

"Church members enjoy it and we look forward to it each year and the Scottish society in town participate as well so we get a lot of visitors and community folks as well," said First Presbyterian Pastor Ernie Thompson.

Kirking of the Tartan happens this time every year at First Presbyterian

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