Future Events / Activities
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 event...so "click
Saturday, October 14, 2017|
11:00am to 5:00pm
15th Street, adjacent to DART's downtown Plano, Light Rail Station
(Save gas and don't worry about parking: Ride
Member John Aitken talks to attendees at the 2015,
Plano International Fest, on Saturday, October 18.
(Photo by Duncan)
New member Stan Oliver, making his debut appearence
in our booth, talks to guests at the 2015, Plano Fest.
(Photo by Duncan)
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...
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 Chris Farrar and John Aitken "working" our booth at the 2011
games in Salado -- the 50th annual Salado games!
(Foto By Fischer)
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)
Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central
Saturday evening November 18, 2017
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, 75240
Social hour begins at 6:00pm; Dinner served at 7:00pm.
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)
Held each year on a Saturday evening in late January.|
(The 2018 date will be posted here when available.)
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.
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)
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)
(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
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.
May 2018 - Exact dates to be posted when available.
(Typically: the 2nd or 3rd weekend of the month.)
Note: Word has it that the 2018 event may take
place in a new location, so stay tuned! Additional
info will be posted here as it becomes available.
The Society would like to thank those of you who stopped by our tent on the weekend
of May 6 & 7, 2017. It was a pleasure visiting with you and we hope that you'll see fit
to join us at a meeting - as our quest(s) - at some point in the future. We'd love to
have you check out our "wee" group. Who knows ... you even might decide to join us.
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)
Member John Aitken (4th from left) visits with guests on
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Texas Scottish Festival.
(Photo by Teakell.)
(Members: If you would like to get
involved in any of the events listed above,
to send email to the