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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!"

Kirkin O'the Tartan

Members are invited to attend and participate in either of two Kirkins (or both) on back-to-back Sundays: 30-Oct and 6-Nov. For further information or details about either event please click here to send email to the Webmasters. Your email will be forwarded to the member(s) in charge of coordinating the Society's participation in these events. Don't forget to break out your kilts or tartan skirts and/or sashes!

The first, on 30-Oct, will be at Preston Hollow, Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Rd, Dallas - on the N.E. corner of Preston Rd. and Walnut Hill Ln. Two services will be held at 9:30am and 11am. Participants are reminded to allow sufficient time (30 to 45 min) for parking their cars and lining up at the "assembly point" - the foyer on the Preston Road side of the church - in advance of their chosen service. Society members are always welcome as they "know the drill" for presenting and placing the tartan flags at the start of a service and retiring them at the close. A contingent of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums will be participating also. Church Phone: 214-368-6348.

The following week, 6-Nov, Corinth Presbyterian Church, on Parker Rd. east of Plano (near the town of Parker) will hold its annual Kirkin, with a single service at 11am. (From the intersection of US-75 [Central Expressway] and Parker Road, in Plano, take Parker Rd. EAST for about 5 1/4 miles. The church will be on your left at the intersection of Parker Rd. and Church Lane.)

Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games

Sponsored by: Central Texas Area Museum
Fri./Sat./Sun., Nov. 11-13, 2016
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 December 3, 2016
Doors open at 6:30pm; Dinner at 7:30pm.

Attendees who served in the US or British military.
Pictured above are St. Andrew's attendees (Nov, 2015) who were serving,
or had 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 on a Saturday evening in late January
(The 2017 date will be posted here when available.)

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

First Weekend of March, 2017
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
(Their 35th 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 in 2106...particularly on Saturday. 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 2017.

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.

Tartan Day Ceilidh
(A Society sponsored event.)

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.

2017 date to be determined; It will be on a Sunday in late March or early April, from 1 to 5pm

We want to thank all of our guests, performers and volunteers who made our 2016 ceilidh (held on April 10th) a success!

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

May2017 - Exact dates to be posted when available.
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 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)

(Members: If you would like to get involved in any of the events listed above, click here to send email to the webmaster.)