New York Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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A Welcome Letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Congratulations from the Mayor on the 20th Anniversary of National Tartan Day! The National Tartan Day New York Committee wishes everyone a Happy Tartan Day, celebrating the contributions that Scots […]

KT Tunstall Announced as Grand Marshal of the Tartan Day Parade

 Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has been chosen to lead the annual NYC Tartan Day parade as Grand Marshal, the first woman to lead the Parade. The NYC Tartan […]

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Excitement Is Mounting for the 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day

The excitement is mounting for the 20th Anniversary of Tartan Day and the New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday April 7th, 2018. “The New York Tartan Day Parade organizers […]

The Scottish Banner: A Celebration of Scotland

The 2017 New York Tartan Day Parade – A Celebration of Scotland! On Saturday April 8th, Sixth Avenue from 44th-55th Street was awash with tartan and the sound of the […]

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The Scottish Sun: Tommy Flanagan Wants to Inspire Kids

Guardians of the Galaxy star Tommy Flanagan reveals he’s planning flick of tough Glasgow upbringing. He grew up in one of Scotland’s toughest schemes before a lucky break catapulted him […]

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Press & Journal: Highland Sisters Take Centre Stage

Two talented Highland sisters have proved that perfection is possible even with limited practice, after taking centre stage at New York’s annual tartan spectacular. On their first visit to the […]

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Mearns Leader: Lathallan Pipe Band visits New York

Lathallan School Pipe Band have returned from a trip of a lifetime at Tartan Week in New York supported by Wester Ross Salmon. Pupils in the pipe band travelled with […]

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The Edinburgh Reporter: Tartan Week Parade 2017 – Elite Pro Dance

Elite Pro Dance are so good they look like Americans! They were a fabulous addition to the Tartan Week Parade last Saturday in downtown Manhattan. Only formed in 2014 they […]

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The Scottish Sun: Piper Airplanes

A HIGH school pupil wowed passengers on a flight to New York with his amazing bag-piping skills. The young student was filmed standing in front of the packed cabin and […]

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Guide & Gazette: Gleadhraich Rock Out in NYC

Angus celtic rock band Gleadhraich added another continent to their musical passports last week after taking New York Tartan Week by storm and meeting a Hollywood star in the process! […]

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News India Times: Indian American Scottish Bagpipe Band Performs

NEW YORK: Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band USA performed at the 2017 New York City Tartan Day Parade, featuring nearly 50 bagpipe groups from all across North America. The Indian […]

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Town & Country: Cute Photos of Scottie Dogs Wearing Barbour

Over the weekend, thousands of people marched up Sixth Avenue in the 19th-annual Tartan Day Parade, the largest celebration of the Scottish-American heritage in the area. The scene included bagpipers, […]

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India West: Thousands Cheer for Indian American Bagpipe Band

The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band, which is the first Indian American traditional bagpipe band, recently performed with nearly 50 other bands from across North America, at the 19th annual […]

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NYPD Ceremonial Unit Video on Twitter

#NYPDBand at the 19th Annual @nyctartanweek! @_PaulMonaghan @ASFevents @ScotGovAmericas #NYCTW See the full video on Twitter by clicking here. For further information regarding the New York Tartan Day Parade, please […]

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Daily Record: Tartan Day Parade 2017 Comes to New York

The streets of Manhattan were filled with everything from Outlander stars and piping bands to Scottie dogs on Saturday for NYC’s 18th annual Tartan Day Parade. It’s one of the […]

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The Scottish Sun: Outlanders in the Big Apple

Outlander fans take over New York as they march in annual Tartan Day celebrations. FANS of hit TV series Outlander flocked to New York to take part in this weekend’s […]

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The Scotsman: New York ‘Celebrates Scotland’ with Tartan Week

Thousands of people have celebrated Scotland by joining in the annual Tartan Week celebrations in the city. The event which ‘celebrates Scotland’ with an annual parade through the streets of […]

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The Edinburgh Reporter: New York Tartan Week Parade 2017

Edinburgh was well represented in New York at The 19th Tartan Week parade down Sixth Avenue on Saturday. The day dawned beautifully sunny with clear blue skies, all adding to […]

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A Welcome Letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Congratulations from the Mayor! The National Tartan Day New York Committee wishes everyone a Happy Tartan Day, celebrating the contributions that Scots and Scottish-Americans have made to this great nation. […]

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Barbour Dog Pack of Scotties & Westies Dog Coat Competition

Barbour Inc., the Platinum Presenting Sponsor of the Parade, today announced a special contest for Scottish and West Highland White Terriers. The 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, on […]

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Tartan Week News, Events and Special Offers

The countdown is on to the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade Saturday, April 8th. The countdown is on to the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on […]

Celtic Life: NYC Tartan Week

Against a backdrop of spiraling grey skyscrapers, the ancient call of bagpipes will lead graceful dancers, clan members and re-enactors in full regalia, thousands of plaid-clad participants, and a multitude […]

Tommy Flanagan to Be Grand Marshal of 19th Tartan Day Parade

Today, the National Tartan Day New York Committee President, Kyle Dawson, announced that acclaimed actor Tommy Flanagan, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the Grand Marshal of the […]

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Bill Cunningham, Unpublished Photos

A look at the photographs that almost made Bill’s column this year, explained by his longtime collaborator. Read the full article at the New York Times here. Tell us about […]

Vikings’ Latest Conquest: New York’s Times Square

The Wall Street Journal found some vikings in Times Square for the New York Tartan Day Parade. Tell us about your experiences at the parade on social media! Instagram: nyctartanweek […]

Tartan Day in the News!

Check out New York Tartan Day interviews and coverage on FOX News and Scotland Now. Scotland Now is a proud sponsor of the Tartan Day Parade in New York. To […]

Carnegie Hall Celebrates Its 125th Birthday with Scotland Sweepstakes

We are happy to be working with Carnegie Hall this year as a sponsor of the parade. Andrew Carnegie is one of the Great Scots that built America, and to […]

“Outlander” Star Sam Heughan Named Grand Marshal Of The 2016 NY Tartan Day Parade

New York, NY, February 16, 2016 – Today the National Tartan Day New York Committee announced that Scottish actor Sam Heughan, will be the Grand Marshal in the 2016 New […]

A Bottle and Friend

A Bottle and Friend There’s nane that’s blest of human kind, But the cheerful and the gay, man, Here’s a bottle and an honest friend! What wad ye wish for […]

The Origins of New York’s Tartan Day Parade

In 1999, the first Tartan Day Parade, consisting of two pipe bands and a small but spirited group of Scottish Americans, including Grand Marshall Cliff Robertson, walked from the British […]

New York Brought to a Halt as Legions of Scots March

THOUSANDS of Scots literally stopped traffic in the city that never sleeps – and the Record and sister website Scotland Now were right there in the midst of it. To […]

New York Tartan Day Parade

Men – get ready to don your kilts; women – be prepared to high-step and dance the day away to the sound of world-class bagpipe music during the 17th Annual […]

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Bill Cunningham | Coats Off

Hunt and Gather Finally, spring arrived, in a galvanized bucket of tulips at Union Square and planters full of tulips, daffodils and hyacinth. People stripped off coats for a first […]

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First to Be Curtailed: Tartan Day Parade

The recession has forced some deeply painful cutbacks for the people of New York. Raises for some government workers have been suspended. State parks might close. The city could shed […]

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In Kilter

The fashion world is having another fling with Scottish tartan, presently seen as sneakers or a vintage tam-o’-shanter. The couple above, seen in Paris last month, were slipcovered in tartan, […]

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Celebrating Scotland With a Thunderous Din

The racket of 10,000 or so pipers and drummers tuning up at once is a difficult sound to describe. It is loud and whiny and reminiscent of — though slightly […]