Scot Pourri
Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle
 September 2015
4 - 6 Waukesha, WI - The Wisconsin Highland Games
At Waukesha Expo Center. Info: (262) 548-7200 or www.wisconsinscottish.org

4 - 6 Albany, NY - Annual General Meeting of the Murray Clan Society of North America
At the Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont Fair Grounds. This will be the first Northeast Meeting in 10 years for members as meetings rotate around North America. The Clan will be the Honored Clan at the Games, with a members meeting on the 5th and a dinner that evening. Info: www.clanmurray.org. For games info: www.scotsgames.com

Carlisle, PA - 21th Annual McLain Celtic Festival
At Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd. Info: 717 254 0766 or www.historicalsociety.com/Celtic_Festival.php

5 - 6 The Plains, VA - Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
At Great Meadow Events Center. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

5 - 6 Pleasanton, CA - The Caledonian Club of San Francisco 150th Highland Gathering & Games
At the Alameda County Fairgrounds with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

10 - 13 Estes, CO - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Includes Estes Tattoo. Info: 800-90ESTES or www.scotfest.com

12 - 13 Columbus, IN - 24th Annual Columbus Scottish Festival
At Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

12 Quarryville, PA - 2nd Annnual Covenanter Scottish Festival and Penn's Wall Highland Games
A great highland festival at 1188 Valley Road. Info: www.facebook.com/events/549096338563522/?source=1

17 - 20 Charleston, SC - 44th Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
A full weekend of Scottish events. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

18 - 20 Lincoln, NH - 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, with entertainers from Scotland, Canada and the US at Loon Mountain. Info:1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org

18 - 19 Davenport, IA - Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Quad Cities
At Centennial Park, 315 S Marquette St. Info: www.celtichighlandgames.org

25 Chesterfield, MO - The St. Louis Scottish Games
Will be the host for the 2015 Masters World Championship featuring 150+ athletes from around the world. Info: www.stlouis-scottishgames.com

25 - 27 Bethlehem, PA - The 27th Annual Celtic Classic
A a celebration of Celtic culture and heritage presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance. Info: 610-868-9599 or www.celticfest.org

26 Ligonier, PA - 57th Ligonier Highland Games
A celebration of all things Scottish at Idlewild Park,Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

 October 2015
Woodridge, IL - 2015 Kilted Classic Golf Outing
At Seven Bridges Golf Club. Info: 708-426-7127 or www.chicagoscots.org

2 - 4 Laurinburg, NC - 2015 Clan Currie Gathering & Symposium
Symposium at St. Andrews University, Clan Gathering at Scotland County Highland Games & Worship Service at Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. Info: www.clancurrie.com

3 - 4 Reno, NV - 25th Reno Celtic Celebration
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, in conjunction with the Western United States Pipe Band Association, is conducting a Pipe Band Competition. Info: www.renoceltic.org
3 - 4 Aztec, NM - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
At Riverside Park, with music, dance and more. Info: (505) 419-7526 or www.aztechighlandgames.com
Laurinburg, NC - 2015 Scotland County Highland Games
At John Blue Home and Historical Complex. Info: www.schgnc.org

Kenilworth, NJ - Scotstober Feis 2015
Presented by St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band-a great evening celebrating St. Columcille's 66th Anniversary. Info: 908 472 2909 or www.stcolumcille.com
4 - 5 Aztec, NM - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Enjoy a Celtic Music Festival and Highland Games competitions, Scottish and Irish dance exhibitions, bagpipe bands, clan tents, food and more. Info: 1-505-419-7526 or www.aztechighlandgames.com

10 Ventura, CA - Seaside Highland Games
At Seaside Park, Ventura Co. Fairgrounds with athletics, pipers, Clans and more. Info: www.seaside-games.com
11 Scotland, CT - Scotland Connecticut Highland Games Festival
At Waldo Homestead 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org

16 - 18 Stone Mountain, GA - Stone Mountain Highland Games
A full weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Info: 770-521-0228 or www.smhg.org
17 Denver, CO - Colorado Youth Pipe Band Fall CeilidhNew
Come join us for our Fall Ceilidh, a fun-filled evening of music and dance, including pipers, drummers, dancers, fiddlers, and singers. Info: www.cypb.net
24 - 25 Richmond, VA - Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games
At Richmond Raceway Complex with pipes and drums, Celtic dancing, a Celtic market and more, Info: www.vacelticfestival.com
30 - 1 Troy, MI - 13th Annual North American Leadership Scottish Conference New
At The Kilgour Scottish Centre, 2363 Rochester Rd. An opportunity for the Scottish North American community to share views, values, experiences and best practices to better deal with the many challenges in today's not-for-profit environment. For registration and information: www.DetroitScots.com, www.ChicagoScots.com, or www.americanscottishfoundation.org
31 Asheville, NC - Celtober Fest
At Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. Celebrating the best in Celtic, Tribal, Rock and Fusion. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com
31 - 1 Biloxi, MS - 30th Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Pipe bands, Avenue of the Clans, Scottish heavy athletic competitions, Knights of Valour jousters, sheep herding & border collie demos and more. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.org
 November 2015
7 - 8 Tucson, AZ - 29th Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
At Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N 1st Ave. Featuring performances by the Young Dubliners, Potcheen, and Cirque Roots. Info: www.tucson-celtic-festival.ticketleap.com
13 - 15 Salado, TX - Salado Scottish Gathering
At Pace Park-full weekend of Scottish events. Info: www.saladoscottishfestival.com
13 New York, NY - Wallace Awards Annual Gala Dinner
From the sound of the bagpipes and whisky tasting to silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing at Union League Club of New York 38 E 37th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com
14 Mt Dora, FL - Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games. Info: 352 735 7183.
14 - 15 Jacksonville, FL - Lannadoo Celtic Festival
At Seawalk Pavilion, 1st Street North. Highland Games, kid zone, 5k Kilted Run. Info: www.lannadoo.com
14 Washington, DC - Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington 66th Annual Tartan Ball
At Omni Shorham Hotel, the Tartan Ball is a formal highland gala with ballroom dancing, the Society’s own Pipes and Drums performing, highland dancers, a Scotch tasting. Info: www.tartanball.org

15 Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado International Tattoo
At Colorado Springs World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. A majestic spectacle & celebration of patriotism, music, massed pipes & drums, dancers, & more. Info: www.heroshow.org
21 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Celtic Festival
At Sea Walk Pavilion featuring acts such as Flogging Molly, The Willis Clan and Albannach. Info: www.lannadoo.com
21 Dunedin, FL - The Dunedin Celtic Festival
At Highlander Park an annual event centered around Celtic rock music, craft beer, & the gathering of the clans. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com
30 Nationwide - St Andrew’s Day
Celebrate Scotland’s national day today and Scotland's patron saint!

 December 2015
4 - 6 Alexandria, VA - 45th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade
Warm your heart with holiday cheer and join a full lineup of festivities that celebrates the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: Tel.(703) 549 0111 or www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend
12 Volcano, CA - Mother Lode Scots Christmas Walk
Volcano Armory Hall, Rams Horn Grade. Info: (209) 304-3821 or www.motherlodescots.com
19 - 20 New York, NY - The Pipes of Christmas
Hosted by Clan Currie, NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event. From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com
25 Nationwide - Happy Christmas
The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends and very Happy Christmas!

31 Nationwide - Happy Hogmanay
Wishing all our readers and friends a very happy and healthy 2016!

31 Portsmouth, VA - Olde Town Scottish Walk
Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants and offer blessings. Info: www.oldetowneportsmouth.com
 January 2016
9 - 10 Marathon, FL - Florida Keys Celtic Festival
At Marathon Community Park, 9805 Overseas Highway. Live Celtic bands, Irish and Scottish Dancing, Highland athletics, pipes bands and more. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com
16 - 17 Winter Springs, FL - Central Florida Scottish Highland GamesNew
Presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida, full weekend of pipe bands, Scottish dancers, music, vendors and more at Central Winds Park, 1000 E. SR 434. Info: www.flascot.com
25 Nationwide - Burns Night
January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Celebrate his life and poetry and be part of Burns Night celebrations around the world.
 February 2016
12 - 14 Valley Forge, PA - Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Music Festival
Valley Forge Convention Center/Casino Resort. Info: 610-825-7268 or www.eastofthehebrides.com

 April 2016
Elkins Park, PA - Spring Highland Fling 2016
At Elkins High School, celebrate Tartan Day the right way! Join the West Virginia Highland Dancers for a lively performance of traditional Scottish dances and new choreographies. Info: www.wvhd.com
21 - 24 Norfolk, VA - Virginia International Tattoo
At Scope Arena and thrills audiences year after year with an awe-inspiring spectacle of music and might. Info: 1-877-741-2787 or www.vafest.org

 July 2016
Eagan, MN - Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
980 Discovery Rd with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans and more. Info: (952) 470-6300 or www.mnscottishfair.org.
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