58th Festival of the Tartans and Highland Games
Come and celebrate with us! 15th - 19th July 2015
Held annually since 1958
The Festival of the Tartans is celebrated every year with a five day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone, even those without Scottish roots! The Festival of the Tartans celebrates traditional Scottish culture brought to this area by Scottish immigrants more than 2 centuries ago. There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, Massed Pipe Bands, Piping & Drumming Competition, Highland Dancing Competitions, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents & Genealogy, Pipe Band performances and other outdoor entertainment. Also plan to attend the Tartan Tea at the Opening, a Gaelic Language talk/workshop, and the popular "Kitchen Party" Variety Concert. Tap your toes and clap your hands to the live Celtic music and experience the historic Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Ceremony at the closing.
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Events and Schedule:
Wednesday 15th July
2pm Tartan Tea and Opening Remarks at Carmichael-Stewart House Museum
Thursday 16th July
Kilted Golf Tournament, Glen Lovat, 8am
High-Crest Place Ceilidh (afternoon)
Downtown New Glasgow, Antique Car Show and Street Party
Friday 17th July
The old Pioneer Cemetery on the Pioneer Trail will be open (10am-Noon), with Lynn MacLean as guide.
Gaelic Language Introductory Workshop/Talk - New Glasgow Library 11am - Noon
Music on the Patio - New Glasgow Library - Noon-hour
Glen Haven Manor Garden Party (afternoon)
Glasgow Square 7pm: Concert with the Caledonia Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and the Scottish Country Dancers, among others
Saturday 18th July
The New Glasgow Highland Games: Highland Dancing Competitions, Piping & Drumming Competitions, Scottish Heavyweight Athletics, Pipe Band performances, Clan Tents, Genealogy Information, Food and Drink, Beer Tent, the Plaid Place will be onsite (the store for everything Scottish)
Sunday 19th July
Kirking o' the Tartan and closing reception at the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow