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.
Please note: Most of the content on this website still refers to the events held in 2014 while we plan our program for 2015. The content will be updated on a continuing basis.
Events and Schedule:
Wednesday 15th July
Tartan Tea and Opening Remarks at Carmichael-Stewart House Museum
Thursday 16th July
Kilted Golf Tournament, Glen Lovat, 8am
High-Crest Place Ceilidh
Downtown New Glasgow Antique Car Show and Street Party
Friday 17th July
Glen Haven Manor Garden Party
Glasgow Square: Concert with the Caledonia Fiddle Orchestra and the Scottish Country Dancers, among others
Saturday 18th July
Tartan Field: Highland Dancing Competition, Piping & Drumming Competitions, Scottish Heavyweight event, Pipe Band performances, Clan Tents, Genealogy Information, Food and Drink.
Sunday 19th July
Kirking o' the Tartan and closing reception