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TARTAN WEEK NEWS

14 Places Scots Must Visit in New York

SCOTLAND Now is a proud sponsor of the Tartan Day Parade in New York, so for Scots who are celebrating, here are 14 must-visit locations in the Big Apple. To [...]

In Pictures: Meet the New York Tartan Day Parade Past Grand Marshals

AFTER it was announced this week that Outlander star Graham McTavish would be this year’s Grand Marshal at New York’s Tartan Day Parade, we look at the others who have [...]

Outlander Star Graham McTavish on Why He Is Perfectly Placed to Lead this Year’s Parade

GRAHAM, who is War Chieftain of the Clan MacKenzie in Starz TV’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, says being picked as the Grand Marshal is a career…

New York City Volunteer Firefighters Pipe Band

Joining the Parade for the first time this year is the New York City Volunteer Firefighters Pipe Band. One of the newest bands, they were founded in the Bronx in [...]

The Lanark & District Pipe Band

THE LANARK & DISTRICT PIPE BAND will be bringing a contingent to march up Sixth Avenue. As committee member John Dickman noted  “It’s the biggest Scottish celebration held in the [...]

The Oban High School Pipe Band, Formed in 2005

THE OBAN HIGH SCHOOL PIPE BAND, formed in 2005 to promote the piping and drumming traditions of North Argyll and to serve the people of Oban and Lorn, will be [...]

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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 [...]

Official Parade Pipe Band 2014: Morrison’s Academy, Crieff

The Parade Committee is thrilled to announce that Morrison’s Academy Pipe Band will be the official band of the New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 5th. Morrison’s Academy, [...]

West Point Cadets Pipes & Drums

The Parade is fast approaching, and the lineup of bands is falling into place. We’re happy to confirm that one of them is the West Point Cadets. The pipe band [...]

Saturday, April 5th…The Party!

Saturday, April 5th… After You’ve Marched or Watched… The Party! The American Rogues Another improvement is that you are welcome at DESMOND’S directly after the Parade. Come on over straightaway [...]

Kelpies Coming to Bryant Park!

In the first major event of 2014’s Tartan Week season, two dramatic horse sculptures will arrive in Bryant Park on March 22. They are 15-ft-tall scale models of Glasgow-born artist [...]

Welcome to Tartan Week 2014!

We’re pleased to announce that preparation for Tartan Week 2014 is kicking into high gear! Watch for updated news and events over the coming weeks – and check out our [...]

Donate $ without It Costing You a Penny!

When you buy absolutely anything and everything (well, except digital goods like e-books) via Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of cost of the purchase to your designated charity. The NY [...]

Kevin McKidd, Grand Marshal, 2013 New York Tartan Day Parade!

Kevin McKidd, actor and musician, and all around HOT SCOT is the Grand Marshal of the 2013 New York Tartan Day Parade. Star of Grey’s Anatomy, Trainspotting, and Brave, Kevin [...]

Tickets now on sale for the Post-Parade Party

After marching in the Parade, join us at Stout for the afterparty! Performing will be special guests The Rogues (“one of the top Celtic music acts today” Celtic Music Magazine). [...]

Double Best Wishes from Double Oh Seven

Sir Sean wishes us the best for our new website and the Parade. In 2002 I was privileged to be the Grand Marshall of the New York Tartan Day Parade. [...]

Happy Hogmanay!

Hope everyone’s year is off to a good start. And now that you’ve given up on those unimportant New Year’s Resolutions like “must cut back on snacks” and “must get [...]

And a Word from Alan Cumming, Superstar

  Alan Cumming was a wonderful Grand Marshal in 2009. We all loved him; the crowd, the marchers, and the Committee, and he himself had a most enjoyable afternoon. All [...]

Scocha Returns—and a New Fan is Born

New York Tartan Week 2012 was a very exciting one with the long awaited return of everyone’s favorite “Folk-N-Roll” band, Scocha. They’ve developed a very loyal fan base around the [...]

Scottish Government Says Nice Things About Us

We are very pleased to be able to include in our new website the kind words about us from the Scottish Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the [...]

A Big Thank You to Scotland.org!

The National Tartan Day New York Committee would like to send out a BIG Thank You to Scotland.org and the Scottish Government. A large portion of the photographs on our [...]

The Official Tartan of the New York Tartan Day Parade

  In appreciation of the long-serving volunteers who make this annual event possible, this special design has been donated by the Scottish Tartans Authority and registered and woven with major [...]

Good luck from Brian Cox!

I was Grand Marshall of the NY Tartan Day Parade this year and was happy to accept. As Scots-born but now living in New York, the aims of the Committee [...]

Rt. Hon. Alex Fergusson Endorses Tartan Day

“Four years in the role of Presiding Officer (or Speaker) of the Scottish Parliament carries with it many outstanding memories, but few stand out as clearly as the honour bestowed [...]

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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 [...]