We are a local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), located in the fair Kingdom of Meridies. We encompass the Tennessee cities of Manchester, McMinnville, Sewanee, Tullahoma, Winchester and all points in between.
The Shire of Loch Cairn is the Tullahoma Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA), an international organization dedicated to recreating the historical life and combat of pre-17th-century. Our Shire is just a small part of the world wide, non-profit organization known as the SCA. We are located within the “Kingdom of Meridies” (see below for Kingdom details).
The SCA is a group designed for individual participation and is not a spectator activity. It allows members to be as active or inactive as they wish, but unlike Renaissance Fairs, you take part in the activities. We learn about the Middle Ages by attempting to re-create the best aspects of the era, and without the fleas and plagues, and with niceties like indoor plumbing.
Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our “Royalty” hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group.
The Shire of Loch Cairn welcomes all newcomers, and we encourage interested people to come and check out what we do. All meetings are open to the public, and we like seeing new faces. If you are new to the SCA, and would like more information on the Society or our Shire, please feel free to contact our Chatelaine who is eager to help you on your journey in this new (old) world experience.
About the Kingdom – The SCA divides the world into Kingdoms; there are twenty(20) kingdoms at this time. Our Kingdom (Meridies) encompasses most of the Southeastern United States: the Florida panhandle, Georgia all west of Augusta, Alabama, Middle and East Tennessee and most southern area of Kentucky. The name of our kingdom is derived from Latin and means “The Southlands”.
If you would like more information about the SCA you can go to www.sca.org.