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Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Mckinney, TX

Wendy Walker Davis

member since: 02/15/2005
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Mckinney, Texas (TX)
Mission Statement

The Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, is dedicated to promoting the study of Scottish, Gaelic, and Celtic culture and preserving their heritage, history, traditions, and music through educational and entertaining events. Our first event was held in June 1987 on the plains of South Arlington at Caelum Moor. Two years later, a revitalized Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games took place at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. It was not always easy, in the early days, to keep the Festival going each year, but a group of dedicated volunteers gave their time, talent and money to make sure it continued. Our goal has always been to educate the public and encourage interest in traditional and contemporary Scottish music, dancing, piping, and athletics and to the the cultural legacy of generations of Scots to our communities. Year after year has seen, not only national and international entertainers, but world-class highland dancers, pipers, drummers, pipe bands, and athletes, as well as family oriented children's activities and educational seminars. This signature event is recognized nationally as the preeminent Scottish entertainment festival in North America and one of the largest Scottish cultural and heritage events in the United States. The year 2016 marks our 30th Texas Scottish Festival as we continue our tradition to a wider audience than ever before.
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