New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 9th 2016
New York Celebrates Its Scottish Heritage
Graham McTavish 2015 Grand Marshal
On the Tartan Day Bus
From Scotland to New York

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Mark your calendars and Save the Date - the 18th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade will take place on Saturday April 9th, 2016. Registration is now open.

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Become a friend of the parade today. There are many ways to show your support from purchasing our Annual 2015 Tartan Day Parade Pin to advertising on our website.

Welcome to the official website of the New York Tartan Day Parade!

As President of the National Tartan Day New York Committee, I want to extend the Committee’s thanks to everyone who participated in the events surrounding the New York Tartan Day Parade.

To everyone who marched, piped, danced or volunteered – thank you. We could not have had this terrific Parade without you.

The Parade was led by Grand Marshal Graham McTavish, star of Starz series “Outlander,” alongside Honorary Grand Marshal, The Hon. Patricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.

Once again, we welcomed special guests from Scotland including the Lanark & District Pipe Band and the Oban High School Pipe Band. We were also joined by hundreds of “Outlander” fans who came to New York as part of Outlanders United.

Mark your calendars for The 18th Annual Tartan Day Parade, Saturday, April 9, 2016.

On behalf of the members of the Committee – the American-Scottish Foundation, the New York Caledonian Club, the St. Andrews Society of the State of New York, and Clan Campbell – thank you all for your support.

We look forward to you joining us again in 2016 as we celebrate Scottish-American heritage and the continuing bonds of friendship between our two countries.

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Alan L. Bain
President, National Tartan Day New York Committee
Thanks to Our Sponsors

The National New York Tartan Day Committee would like to recognize our 2015 Sponsors whose support enabled the New York Tartan Day Parade to happen.

  • Outlander Starz - Presenting Sponsor
  • Belhaven - Official Beer of the Tartan Day Parade
  • Barbour - Official Sponsor of the Barbour Scottie and Westie pack
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • The Algonquin Hotel
  • Stout
  • Diageo
  • Walkers
  • Grayline
  • Scotland Now - UK Media Sponsor
  • Celtic Life International - North American Media Sponsor
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