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SCOTSFESTIVAL & International Highland Games XXIV

FEB 18-19, 2017 | 9AM-6PM

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19 from 9AM-6PM. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.  

Eighty-seven years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s legacy is undeniable and today the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.

Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.


COMPETE AT THIS YEAR'S SCOTSFESTIVAL!

Test your skills, technique and strength at this year's ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXIV. See all competitions and register! 

REGISTER HERE *NOTE* Registration deadline to receive a guaranteed T-Shirt is February 3rd. 


Highland Games & Kid Activities

For centuries, Scots have been honoring the ancient Celtic tradition and been competing in Scottish Highland Games - tests of physical strength, skill and technique...SCOTTISH SPORTS

ROCK YER KILT

Rock Yer Kilt kicks off ScotsFestival on Saturday, Feb. 18, highlighting the best Scottish Rock bands this side of the pond...ROCK OUT!

WHISKY & CRAFT BEER TASTING

Swirl your Scotch and spout a slur of WHISKY knowledge with the best of ‘em after a crash course in aged malts!

DANCING & MUSIC

A variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and even the Scottish Lilt, Drums, and one of the most popular competitions - the Pipe Bands...MUSIC AND DANCING

BURNS SUPPER & SCOTTISH FOOD

Celebrate Scotland’s best-loved bard, Robert Burns, with a traditional Burns Supper including haggis, whisky, traditional Scottish music and dancing...SCOTSFESTIVAL CUISINE


ADD-ONS

CELTIC CABINS ($149/DAY)

Gather your personal clan in a private Celtic Cabana for the day. Kick up your kilt in the center of the action in your own lounge with cocktail table service. To book or for more information, contact Tina.Shults@Queenmary.com.