2024 Gathering Schedule (Tentative)

Friday (Salado Museum and College Park)

  • 1:00 PM:  A Lecture in Word and Music by Colin MacLeod: The Scottish Fiddle – Its Journey of Influence from Scotland to the USA
  • 6:00 PM:  Calling of the Clans Torchlight Ceremony – Creek side north of the Museum
  • 6:30 PM:  Welcome Social with Light Buffet Dinner (Ticketed Event) – Lucile A. Robertson Center at the Salado Museum

Saturday (Thomas Arnold Elementary School Fields)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  Clan Tents, Scottish Highland Games, Pipe and Drum Competitions, Live Celtic Music, Celtic Marketplace
  • 12:00 PM:  Official Opening of the Gathering and Parade of the Bands and Clans
  • 1:30 PM:  Shortbread Contest
  • 2:00 PM:  Bonniest Knees Contest
  • 7:00 PM:  Tartan Dinner (Advanced reservations required) at the Salado Holiday Inn Express, catered by Johnny’s Steaks and BBQ.

Sunday (Thomas Arnold Elementary School Fields)

  • 9:00 AM:  Kirkin’ o the Tartan traditional devotional service
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM:  Pipe Band Performances, Live Celtic Music, “Scottish Dress” Pet Parade and Contest, Clan Tents, Shopping, Food
  • 2:30 PM:  Parade of Bands and Closing Ceremony