Seumas Dòmhnal Ross
Jack of all trades & equal rights advocate
The world needs more authentic souls. Thankfully, Seumas Dòmhnal Ross puts his on display through passions that make him a bit of a kilted Renaissance man.
Mail carrier by day, photographer, history buff, astronomer, shakuhachi flute player, and Celtic music aficionado by night, weekend, and all other hours, Seumas is a shining example of following one’s own path in life.
From an early age, Seumas had a fascination with his heritage and faraway lands. He often communicated with the UK and other European countries while dabbling as an amateur radio operator, and in 2008 he embarked on a genealogy journey that revealed his Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
With a newfound appreciation for all things Celtic, Seumas started donning kilts while running races – including marathons – and in other public spaces. He was especially excited to begin wearing kilts in Pride parades and events every year. Seumus is an advocate and champion for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups, beaming that “it’s a pleasure and privilege to support my brethren in equal rights, and also proudly display my tartans and family openness.”
That family includes, of course, the Ross tartan, but Seumus is also known to don Campbell, Douglas, and Stewart tartans to round out his clan history. He loves wearing his Sport Kilts in daily life at home in Vancouver, Washington, including on his mail routes across the local community college.
“My Sport Kilt gives me the freedom of expression and openness to be the real and authentic soul I am,” Seumas says. “In an age where kilts are not not as common as they should be, wearing them is a way to show honor, respect, love and pride in who we are, while still supporting others.”
You can find Seumas cheering on competitors at various Highland Games and showing support for folks from all walks of life wherever he goes!