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.
(Sponsored by the Daughters of Caledonia.)
Held on a Saturday evening in late January
(The 2014 date will be posted here
First Weekend of March, 2014|
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
(Their 32nd annual festival!)
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 Mar. 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2013.
It was a great festival for us! We met lots and lots of festival goers
and had excellent "booth support" from a host of our members... Thank
you all and we look forward to seeing you again in 2014.
Festival goers surround our 10' x 20' booth at the 2013 Irish Festival
at Fair Park, in Dallas.
Photos by Teakell.
(A Society sponsored event.)
Sunday (2014 Date: TBD) -- 1 to 5pm
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.
We want to thank all of our guests, performers and volunteers who made our
2013 ceilidh (held on April 7th) a great success!
Bill McQuatters and is wife represented Clan Buchanan at the 2013,
Tartan Day Ceilidh.
(Photo by Lampton)
Becky H. and friend greeted quests at the door.
Grapevine Depot, Grapevine, TX |
This six-day event is generally held in April of each year. (The 2014 event
dates will be posted when available.)
"Our Day" will be selected by the society board prior to our February meeting,
which will give members plenty of time to sign up. We want to thank all of
the Society members who participated in April 2013. The turn out was very good!
At the end of the day, we had 10 people sitting around the
table at Willhoites Restaurant in downtown Grapevine. What a nice way to
end the day. Thank you all.
Why we particpate...
Since March of 2008, Society members have helped the
Museum of the American Railroad and the
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
bring Thomas the Tank Engine to D/FW. The gents, and some
of the ladies, show up in kilts; others of the ladies sport tartan
skirts and/or sashes, and thus we stage a mini-Scottish
invasion ... much to the delight of the organizers!
Money raised through this event, for the museum and the GVRR, helps these
organizations underwrite the preservation of a portion of this country's rich
railroad history. For our participation, the Society receives a set dollar amount
per hour for each member who participates. Since 2008, the money we've received
has enabled us (fiscally) to declare our Tartan Day Ceilidh a free event.
It is our intent to continue this practice!
Society members who helped bring Thomas the Tank Engine to D/FW, on
a very pleasent Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Photo by Museum CEO, Bob LaPrelle.)
May 2, 3 & 4, 2014 [Projected dates.]|
Maverick Stadium, UT/Arlington
On Saturday, May 4, Isabel Johnston, visits with a young man who's Scottish connection
is by way of the surname: Scott, as in Sir Walter Scott, author of classics like
Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. In the background, John Aitken and Scott Fischer
visit with a representative of the
Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games about their
upcoming event in November. (Photo by Teakell)
Immediate Past President John Aitken (center, behind the table) visits with guests
on Saturday, May 4, at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Arlington.
(Photo by Teakell.)
The move forward for the Arlington games, to the first weekend
in May, proved to be a real winner this year. Numerous guests remarked on how much more
pleasent it was than in past years when the event took place on the first weekend of
June. We couldn't agree more! Our location this year was the same as last year and it
allowed us to "work three sides" of the tent. As in 2012, we routinely had festival
guests engaged at all stations. We want to thank all of you stopped by to visit with us
and we particularly want to thank the Society members who turned out to help. We had an
excellent crew on hand when it came time to tear down on Sunday afternoon and that makes
such a difference! Thank you one and all!
This event is free to the public.|
2014 Date: TBD
(Usually held on the First or Second Saturday in October.)
Haggard Park, Plano, TX
15th Street, adjacent to the downtown, Plano Light Rail Station
(Save gas and don't worry about parking: Ride
Members John Aitken (in kilt) and Matt Williams talk to attendees at the 2013, Plano
International Fest, at Haggard Park in downtown Plano. (Photo by Teakell)
Member Max Maxwell proudly represents Scotland in the 2013, Plano International Fest "Fashion Show,"
on what appears to be kind of a Scottish day, weather-wise. (Photo by Kay)
Central Texas Area Museum|
2014 Dates: TBD, generally the second full weekend in November.
Salado, TX (I-35, bt. Temple & Austin)
Members Chris Farrar and John Aitken (Immediate Past President) "working" our booth at the 2011
games -- the 50th annual, games -- in Salado.
(Foto By Fischer)
The 2010 Salado Gathering of the Clans is "topped off" by a pair of jet con-trails
forming a St. Andrews Cross above the heads of the participants. How appropriate
was that?!? (Foto By Fischer)
Held on a Saturday evening in November (2014 date: TBD)|
Doors open at 6:30pm; Dinner at 7:30pm.
The Doubletree Hotel
1981 N. Central Expressway
(Southbound feeder, south of Campbell Rd.)
Richardson, TX 75080
Hotel Phone: 972-644-4000
Pictured are St. Andrew's attendees (Nov, 2013) who are serving, or have served
in the US or British armed services. Thank you all for your service.
(Photo by Fischer)
(Members: If you would like to get
involved in any of the events listed above,
to send email to the