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Join in the fun. Come out and meet members of our society at any of the following events. Members, if you would like to get involved in any of the activities listed below, just click on the "Send Email" link on the left side of this page. Most of the event titles listed below, are links that provide access to additional information about the "click away!"

North Texas Irish Festival
(Sponsored by the Southwest Celtic Music Assoc.)

March 3-5, 2016
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
Come visit us in the "Scottish Village," comprised of about 28 to 30 clans and
Scottish-related societies. Better yet, get involved by joining one of them!

Treasurer Margaret Aitken talks to a festival guest.

Above Treasurer Margaret Aitken talks to a guest at the 2014 Irish Festival
at Fair Park, in Dallas. Below John Aitken and VP Max Maxwell, talk to guests.
(Fotos by Fischer)

John Aitken and VP Max Maxwell talk to guests.

Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games
(Their inaugural event!)

Saturday, 25-Mar-2017, 9am to 9pm

On the grounds of Texoma Home Health
5901 US 75 (South side of Sherman)
Sherman, Texas

The Society has been invited to participate in this first-ever event for city of Sherman. Our good friends Jill Burt and Gary Ballard, who organize the Scottish village at Irish Fest, have graciously consented to work with the sponsoring group in Sherman. This means that the "Clan Village" is in good hands and we are delighted to answer their call for participation on the part of area Clans and Societies. We hope that you will join us and help make this inaugural Sherman event a success. The link above will provide you with additional specifics regarding the day's activities.

Tartan Day Ceilidh
(A Society sponsored event.)

Sunday, 9-Apr-2017, 1 to 5pm

Dallas County Schools, Technology & Training Center
5151 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228

This event is open to the public and is free, so bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of Scottish music, dance and culture, as we celebrate the contribution of native Scots and their descendents to both our nation and our state.

Bill McQuatters and his wife representing Clan Buchanan.

Bill McQuatters and his wife represented Clan Buchanan, Tartan Day 2013.
(Photo by Lampton)

Becky and her four-footed friend greet people at the door.

Member Becky Hopkins and friend, greeted quests at the door.
(Photo by Lampton)

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Maverick Stadium, UT/Arlington
3701 W. Mitchell Road, Arlington, TX

The Society's tent at the 2016 TSF in Arlington.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, with flags flying smartly in the breeze, members of the Society
await the arrival of guests at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Arlington.
(Photo by Duncan)

J. Aitken (4th from left) works the Society's tent at the 2016 Arlington games.

Member John Aitken (4th from left) visits with guests on
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Texas Scottish Festival.
(Photo by Teakell.)

Plano International Festival

This event is free to the public.
2017 Date: TBD
(Usually held on a Saturday, in early to mid-October.)
Hours are from: 11am to 5pm
Location: Haggard Park, Plano, TX

15th Street, adjacent to DART's downtown Plano, Light Rail Station
(Save gas and don't worry about parking: Ride DART!)

Members talk to attendees at the 2015 Plano International Fest.
Member John Aitken talks to attendees at the 2015,
Plano International Fest, on Saturday, October 18.
(Photo by Duncan)

Member Stan O. visits with festival goers.
New member Stan Oliver, making his debut appearence
in our booth, talks to guests at the 2015, Plano Fest.
(Photo by Duncan)

DHD and Society members danced.
As in past years, the Dallas Highland Dancers, supported by members of the
Society, demonstrated a variety of Scottish dances at the Plano Fest.
(Photo by Duncan)

Kirkin O'the Tartan

Each fall members are invited to participate in Kirkin O'the Tartan services at Preston Hollow and Corinth Presbyterian churches. The services are generally held on the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November, respectively. Specifics regarding the exact dates and times for 2017 will be posted here in the September time frame. Stay tuned...

Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games

2017 Dates: TBD, generally the second full weekend in November.
Salado, TX 76571   (I-35, bt. Temple & Roundrock/Austin)

The Society will have its tent set up both Saturday and Sunday.
Members in our tent at the 2011 games.
Members Chris Farrar and John Aitken "working" our booth at the 2011
games in Salado -- the 50th annual Salado games!     (Foto By Fischer)
Jet con-trails in the skies over Salado.
The 2010 Salado Gathering of the Clans was "topped off" by a pair of
jet con-trails forming a St. Andrew's Cross on a blue field overhead.
How appropriate was that?!?     (Foto By Fischer)

St. Andrew's Dinner & Dance
(A Society sponsored event.)

Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, 75240

Saturday evening November 18, 2017
Social hour begins at 6:00pm; Dinner served at 7:00pm.

Attendees who served in the US or British military.
Pictured above are St. Andrew's attendees (Dec, 2016) who
served in the US or British armed services. Thank you all for your
service.   (Foto by Fischer)

Robert Burns Night Dinner & Dance
(Sponsored by: Dallas chapter of The Daughters of Caledonia.)

Held each year on a Saturday evening in late January.
(The 2018 date will be posted here when available.)
(Members: If you would like to get involved in any of the events listed above, click here to send email to the webmaster.)