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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!"

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.)

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

First Weekend of March, 2018
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!

Thanks to all of you who stopped by our booth in 2107. It was a great festival for us! We met lots and lots of festival goers and had excellent "booth support" from our members... Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Member Sharon Wolf visits with guest.

Above, member Sharon Wolf (left) speaks with a guest at the 2017 Irish Fest,
at Fair Park, in Dallas. And yes ... that is the Hogwarts Railway pictured in front
of Sharon. It is a real steam train running in west-central Scotland, between
Fort William and the port city of Mallaig. You may ride it, when you visit
Scotland!   Below, President Larry Duncan (right) speaks with another guest.
(Fotos by Fischer)

Pres. Larry Duncan speaks to a guest.

A quiet moment in our on Sunday morning.

If you've not been by our booth at Irish Festival, it is always a
"double-wide" affair (prominently marked by the flags over the
left hand tent) as shown above during a quiet moment on Sunday
morning, at the 2017 festival. (Foto by Fischer)

Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games
(Sponsored by the Sherman Pipes & Drums)

(The date for March, 2018 will be posted here when announced.)

The Society was invited to participate in this first-ever event, Mar 25, 2017, hosted by the Sherman Pipes & Drums, made up of the town's first reponders. Our good friends Jill Burt and Gary Ballard, who organize and coordinate the Scottish Village at Irish Fest and the "clan area" at the Texas Scottish Festival, graciously consented to work with the sponsoring group in Sherman. This meant that the Sherman "Clan Village" would be in good hands. As we learned in the weeks before the festival, the Sherman organizing team leaned heavily on Jill and Gary for advice and "sounding board services." The result was an outstanding inaugural event and the Society was delighted to be a part of it!

We want to thank all the festival attendees who dropped by our tent to visit with us. It was a pleasure meeting each and everyone of you. Moreover, a huge thank you is owed the numerous Society members who came out to volunteer in the tent.

We also want to send a big tip-o-the-hat to the festival organizers for a job well done! May this be the start of a long running and successful festival in Sherman.


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