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JOIN US NOVEMBER 10 – 12 FOR THE 62ND SCOTTISH GATHERING AND HIGHLAND GAMES! A 3-DAY EVENT FILLED WITH THE SKIRL OF THE BAGPIPES AND THE WEARING OF THE TARTAN!


Bagpipes and Drums! | Highland Dancers! | Scottish Athletics! | Men in Kilts! | Colorful Clan Tents! | Shopping, food and fun!


Tickets to events and the Gathering can be purchased in advance online. You may also purchase tickets at the gate. Remember, children 5 and under are free.


The weekend begins on Friday evening with the Calling of the Clans at 6:00 pm on the Salado Creekside just north of the Museum building. This is a solemn torchlight ceremony (free and open to the public) that recreates the coming together of the ancient Scottish clans to fight with Robert the Bruce for Scotland’s freedom in 1314 at Bannockburn.


Following the Calling, a Welcome Social and Buffet Supper ($20) will be held in the Lucile A. Robertson Center at the Museum.


On Saturday (9am – 6pm) and Sunday (9am – 3pm), join us at the Thomas Arnold Elementary School Grounds to enjoy all things Scottish (Weekend Pass: $20 adult/$8 child).

  • Clan Village … the largest gathering of Scottish Clan tents in Texas where Clan members share information about Scottish history and genealogy.
  • Scottish Heavy Athletics; Highland Dancing; and Bagpipe and Drumming competitions.
  • Scottish singers and musicians on the Entertainment Stage.
  • Bonniest Knees and Scottish Shortbread Contests.
  • Variety of Celtic goods, food and beverages.


OPENING CEREMONIES begin at 12 noon with a Band and Clan Parade from South Main and Thomas Arnold into the grounds followed by presentations and piping on the field.

Additional Sunday events include:

  • The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan – a traditional devotional service in which family groups carry banners of their family tartans and ask blessings on the families.
  • Scottish Dog Parade and Contest. 
  • Cricket Lessons in the sports field.


This is a rain or shine event. No refunds.


Venue Information

Salado Museum
423 South Main Street
Salado, TX 76571

Organizer Information

Salado Museum and College Park


423 South Main Street
Salado, TX 76571
+1 (254) 718-0820

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