2021 Gathering Schedule (Tentative)

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, originally scheduled for November 13-15. The Salado Museum Board of Directors met July 25th to consider input provided by the Scottish Gathering Committee and made the decision that it would not be possible to host the event this year due to the ongoing considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the full announcement.

Friday (Salado Museum and College Park)

  • 1:00 PM:  A Lecture in Word and Song by Scottish Singer and Folklorist Ed Miller
  • 6:00 PM:  Calling of the Clans Torchlight Ceremony – Creek side north of the Museum
  • 6:30 PM:  Welcome Social with Light Buffet Dinner – Museum Hall of the Clans

Saturday (Johnny’s Outback)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  Clan Tents, Scottish Highland Games, Highland Dance Competitions, Pipe and Drum Competitions, Live Celtic Music, Celtic Marketplace
  • 12:00 PM:  Official Opening of the Gathering and Parade of the Bands and Clans
  • 2:00 PM:  Shortbread Contest Results
  • 2:00 PM:  Bonniest Knees Contest
  • 4:30 PM:  Texas Tattoo at the Entertainment Tent, Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, Music and Song
  • 7:00 PM:  Tartan Dinner at the Holiday Inn.  Advanced reservations required, please call the Museum

Sunday (Johnny’s Outback)

  • 9:00 AM:  Kirkin’ o the Tartan traditional devotional service
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM:  Pipe Band Competition, Live Celtic Music, Children’s Highland Games, “Scottish Dress” Pet Parade and Contest, Clan Tents, Shopping, Food
  • 3:00 PM:  Awards Presentations and Closing Ceremony