June 2, 2009


ARLINGTON,TX—Many people discover theyʼre a wee bit Scottish at the TEXAS SCOTTISH
FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES, now celebrating its 23rd year, and scheduled for June 5-6-7,
2009. Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Festival again hosts top Scottish
musicians, professional athletes, and champion highland dancers. An exciting array of food,
merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for

Music! Music! Music!
Musical acts include acclaimed Scottish fiddler Brian McNeill, renowned Scottish balladeer Alex
Beaton, and noted folk singer Ed Miller. Celtic groups include: The Killdares, Scottish Rogues,
Clandestine, Jiggernaut, Smithfield Faire, Beyond the Pale, Jed Marum, Margaret Gravitt,
Tullamore, Teribus, and Hugh Morrison. The appearance of the featured group, the high-energy
Celtic rock group Brother will delight audiences. The solo bagpiping contests will feature some of
the premier bagpipers in the world. The featured and host Bagpipe band will be the
Championship North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums.

“Canʼt Miss” Events
Professional & amateur athletics, Scottish fiddle workshop, children's games & activities,
medieval Scotland area, genealogy & educational seminars, Gaelic language seminar, military
living history encampment, Scottish country dancing, “bonniest knees” contest, Scotch whisky
tasting and seminars, Celtic harp, a photo contest, All-Scottish breed dog show, Scotch ale
brewing competition, shortbread contest, birds of prey, a 9000 sq. ft. pub tent, a feature Ceilidh,
and much, much more.

How big is it?
The festival has four large entertainment tents this year to showcase the national and regional
Celtic, folk, and Scottish entertainers.
More than 65 colorful tents will represent various Scottish Clans and families, including
MacDonalds, Campbells, MacIntosh, Hendersons, MacIntyres, and Ross Clans.


Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, scotch eggs, meat pies, bridies, and bangers
will be available as well as American festival foods

Stuff to buy
Vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland & Great Britain will be displaying their
inventory of authentic tartan wear, kilts for the gentlemen, crafts, records, books, and gift items.
Also find unique Celtic designed crafts, jewelry, and art.
Highlander magazine has rated the Texas Scottish Festival the number one Scottish festival in
North America for entertainment and talent.

The 4-1-1
The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family, with
most activities scheduled continuously each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several
areas, including the largest pub tent in North America. An attendance in excess of 40,000 is
expected for the three day event.

A Friday evening ʻCalling of the Clansʼ ceremony will introduce and honor all the Scottish clans in
attendance for the weekend. Historically, the Calling of the clans was a gathering of clans in
preparation for battle, unifying all the clans as one. We may be more united by community than
by blood, but united we are. Fireworks to follow.

June 5, 6, & 7, 2009
5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday
9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday
Maverick Stadium---University of Texas at Arlington
Adults per day
Friday, Sunday $10.00
Saturday $15.00
Weekend Pass $25.00
Children, per day $5.00
For more information
800-363-SCOT (7268)

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