The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games for its 25th year anniversary! Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland firsthand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy!
Eighty-eight 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.
For its silver anniversary, ScotsFestival is bringing back the amazing 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, with competitors converging on our beautiful ship to once again test who’s the best!
Tastings, archery, herding and so much more are returning to celebrate the ancient culture of Scotland, as we celebrate our 25th year bringing culture and joy to the community!
DON'T MISS our Greyfriar's Pub which opens Friday, February 16th. You can’t have a Scottish festival without a true Scottish pub. Star this years ScotsFestival RIGHT! Greyfriar’s Pub brings guests straight to a backstreet of Edinburgh with cold pints, warm atmosphere, and lots of whisky. Come aboard our ship after the festivities to enjoy some drinks and have more fun! Open from 5:30PM till 12AM*, a true pop-up Scottish experience awaits you! *Last Call at 11PM
After the first day of festivities, join us for our brand new Ceilidh aboard our ship’s deck! Come to play, celebrate, and make merry together with a beautiful pub-style deck party with live music, performances, and games!