Leprechauns and shamrocks, bagpipes and kilts each reminders from two cultures which have similar yet different heritages. While its borders have been bombarded by foreign invaders, sovereignty for these lands lies within the character of its people. Neither Romans, Anglos, Saxons, Vikings or England could prevent Scotland and Ireland from its true destiny -- independence. They have answered that call and continue to retain their own unique identities. Much can be learned from these two exemplary traditions as they continue to inspire the world with their bagpipe sound and leprechaun dance.