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.
February 28, March 1-2, 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!
Festival goers surround our 10' x 20' booth at the 2013 Irish Festival
at Fair Park, in Dallas.
Photos by Teakell.
Grapevine Depot, Grapevine, TX |
Our "DOWT" will be: Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Members wishing to participate are asked to contact our
president, Scott Fischer, directly ... or simply click the link here:
send DOWT email.
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. The money that we raise from this
event will be used to support Scots-centric organizations and/or events, or
the efforts of local non-profits with links to our Society.
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. Andrew's Cross above the heads of the participants. How appropriate
was that?!? (Foto By Fischer)
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
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)
(Sponsored by the Daughters of Caledonia.)
Held on a Saturday evening in late January
(The 2015 date will be posted here
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!
(Members: If you would like to get
involved in any of the events listed above,
to send email to the