Warmest Greetings from the Shire…


Welcome to the Shire of the Isles, the Santa Barbara County chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism keeping the lands from Carpinteria to the borders of Lompoc, California, USA in fealty to The Kingdom of Caid.

The Shire of Isles is a region of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a worldwide organization that recreates the best parts of ancient history. The time period covered by the SCA is approximately early Rome through the European Renaissance. We hope that you find your visit to this website to be informative and useful. If you would like any further information, please contact our Chatelaine (a Public Relations officer) for more information.

From crafts, to swordplay, costuming, brewing, and dancing, we recreate the aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance that interest us. We research and enjoy these arts in the form of tournaments, feasts, revels, and wars. We have royalty, peers, knights, and scribes, but we were all new once, and welcoming others to the Society is one of our most enjoyable duties.

We tend to use a lot of antiquated terms while recreating the Middle Ages, which adds to the flavor, but can be maddening to a newcomer like yourself. As you may have noticed, you may click on many unfamiliar terms, and a glossary will pop up.

Newcomers: Please feel welcome to attend any of the events on this calendar, and ask as many questions as you like. In particular, the specializes in helping newcomers, and the Newcomer’s Page may prove helpful as well. The all-day events charge a fee to cover expenses, which is waived if you just wish to mingle for an hour or two.

For the happenings and goings on in the Shire of Isles, visit This Week in Isles *

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