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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.

North Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 2, 3 & 4, 2014
Maverick Stadium, UT/Arlington
Arlington, TX

The Society's tent at the 2013 TSF in Arlington.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Isabel Johnston, visited 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 annual event in November. (Photo by Teakell)

J. Aitken works the Society's tent at the 2013 Arlington games.

Immediate Past President John Aitken (center, behind the table) visits with guests on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 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 in 2013. Numerous guests remarked on how much more pleasant it was than in past years when the event took place on the first weekend of June. We couldn't agree more! Our location in 2013 was the same as it was in 2012, which allowed us to "work three sides" of the tent and 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!

Plano International Festival

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 DART!)

Members talk to attendees at the 2013
			     Plano International Fest.
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)

Max represents Scotland in the annual, Plano Fest fashion show.
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)

53nd Annual, Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games

Sponsored by: Central Texas Area Museum
2014 Dates: TBD, generally the second full weekend in November.
Salado, TX   (I-35, bt. Temple & Austin)
Members in our tent at the 2011 games.
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)
Jet con-trails in the skies over Salado.
The 2010 Salado Gathering of the Clans is "topped off" by a pair of jet con-trails forming a St. Andrew's Cross above the heads of the participants. How appropriate was that?!?     (Foto By Fischer)

St. Andrew's Dinner & Dance
(A Society sponsored event.)

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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

Attendees who served in the US or British military.
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)

Robert Burns Night Dinner & Dance

(Sponsored by the Daughters of Caledonia.)

Held on a Saturday evening in late January
(The 2015 date will be posted here when available.)

Note: The 2010, 2013 and 2014 Burns Night dinners were Sell Outs!
So don't wait until the last minute to get your tickets for 2015!

North Texas Irish Festival

First Weekend of March, 2015
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
(Their 33nd 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 2104...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 2015.

Festival guests surround our 10' x 20' booth.

Festival goers surround our 10' x 20' booth at the 2013 Irish Festival at Fair Park, in Dallas.   
Photos by Teakell.

Our busy booth at NTIF 2013.
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