1307 West Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX, US
Bio: Welcome to the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games. The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers reminds all Scots of our rich and glorious heritage. After 25 years of enjoying our Scottish Heritage underneath the blazing Texas sun, we changed the dates to a more "Scot-Friendly" environment. And you responded with a resounding YES with a record-breaking attendance! Obviously, the cooler temperatures of early May are more to your liking. So, we are making this a permanent change. From now on, the "June Games" will be held the very first weekend in May! So now you can be even "cooler" than before as we celebrate all that is Scottish! MAY 1, 2, & 3, 2015 I bid you all CEUD MILE FAILTE, a 100,000 welcomes. ....... The TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES are renowned for its outstanding musical entertainment. The Festival has featured some of the top Scottish performers and groups in the world including-- Brian McNeill, Alasdair Fraser, Andy M. Stewart, Alex Beaton, Natalie MacMaster, Eric Rigler, Isla St Clair, Ed Miller, John Taylor, Seven Nations, The Glengarry Bhoys, Brother, Tempest, Whistlebinkies, Jiggernaut, Clandestine, the Rogues, and many other artists and performers. The TSF&HG has also featured Texas entertainers such as Don Edwards and The Quebe Sisters Band. Refer to the music page or schedule for this years performers.. The Festival will again be hosting full range of Scottish Athletic competitions. Top professional athletes will be invited as well as a full range of amateur and novice competitions. Also scheduled are Championship Scottish Highland Dance & Scottish National Dance competitions The solo bagpiping competition will feature some of the premier bagpipers in the world. The featured Bagpipe band will be the Championship North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums. Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, scotch eggs, meat pies, bridies, & bangers will be available as well as American festival foods. Scottish vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland & Great Britain will be displaying their inventory of authentic tartan wear, kilts for the gentlemen, crafts, records, books, and gift items. Also find unique Celtic designed crafts, jewelry, and art. Texas vendors, jewelers, and crafts will also be featured. The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family with most activities scheduled continuously for each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several areas including the largest Pub tent in North America. An attendance again in excess of 40,000 is expected for the three day event. Many people may discover they are a wee bit Scottish as they visit the colorful Family-Clan tents associated with a Scottish Gathering.