Below you will see a list of events being hosted by Us, and our partner organizations to celebrate National Tartan Day.

Under the “where to watch” column, you will find a hyper link to the site for that event.

(all times are in Eastern Day Light Savings Time)

(more events are being added throughout this week as we receive confirmation)

Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram and follow the hashtag #NYCTW for updates

 

Monday, April 5

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
5:00 “Contrast: Other Peoples’ Lives” Fiona Mackenzie, Canna House, National Trust for Scotland NTS website

 

Contrast: Other Peoples’ Lives
by Fiona Mackenzie, Canna House, National Trust for Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 6

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
4:00 A Year in Shetland – Islands of Opportunity Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland Facebook and YouTube
5:00 National Tartan Day Lecture: Scotland and Britain Post Brexit American Scottish Foundation Zoom
6:30 The Scottish Coalition USA Tartan Day Observance American Scottish Foundation Zoom
7:30            Scots of the World        Scots of the World  Facebook & YouTube

 

A Year in Shetland – Islands of Opportunity
Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland
From the tranquil days of spring to the stunning drama of the Up Helly Aa fireball festivals held in Winter, Promote Shetland guides us through a year in the life of these truly unique and magical islands. Join us for a fascinating journey through Iron Age Sites, Viking heritage and some of Scotland’s most spectacular land and seascapes.
For now travel is not permitted. This series is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all current government guidelines to protect yourself & others.

 

The National Capital Tartan Day Committee Presents

Scotland and Britain – Post Brexit A Presentation with Q & A

 

 

The Scottish Coalition USA and National Capital Tartan Day Committee (Washington DC) Present
A Celebration – National Tartan Day and Presentation of the 2021 National Tartan Day Award

 

Wednesday, April 7

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
4:30 Alladale – The Wild Side of the Highlands VisitScotland Facebook and YouTube
5:00 Making the Most of Online Sources for Scottish Family History NYB&G, Michelle Leonard, MA PgCert Webinar – NYB&G website
6:00 Scots Charitable Interview Scots Charitable Society/Sydney Park Facebook and YouTube
6:30 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott American Scottish Foundation with Abbottsford Trust Zoom

 

Alladale – The Wild Side of the Highlands
Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland
Listed in National Geographic’s Best of the World: six places to rediscover nature for 2021 and beyond, Alladale Wilderness Reserve, a 23,000-acre utopia located just an hour’s drive north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, will capture your heart. Join us to explore Alladale’s dramatic glens and glistening rivers, as well as their extensive rewilding programs, high-end accommodation and activity options.
For now travel is not permitted. This series is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all current government guidelines to protect yourself & others.

 

             

 

250th Anniversary Celebration of Sir Walter Scott in Association with Abbotsford

 

 

 

Thursday, April 8

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
12:00 An Introduction to Scotland’s People NYB&G, Tessa Spencer, Head of Outreach and Learning, National Records of Scotland Webinar – NYB&G website
4:00 Welcome to Whisky Like You’ve Never Experienced It! Johnnie Walker Princes Street NYC Tartan Week Facebook  YouTube
5:00 “Culloden at 275” Raoul Curtis Manchin, National Trust for Scotland, in conversation with Professor Murray Pittock, Glasgow University in Partnership with Visit Scotland NTS website
6:00 National Tartan Day Cocktail Reception St. Andrew’s Society Zoom

 

Welcome to Whisky Like You’ve Never Experienced It!
Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland
Johnnie Walker Princes Street, opening in an iconic Art Deco building in Edinburgh’s most famous thoroughfare this summer, will offer a fascinating new whisky visitor experience. We present a taste of what’s in store, including rooftop bars, sensory tasting rooms, personalized tour and tasting experiences, and live performance areas. You’ll also learn how to create our special New York Tartan Day 2021 signature highball!
For now travel is not permitted. This series is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all current government guidelines to protect yourself & others.

 

A view of the cairn on the battlefield. 2007.

Culloden at 275
with Raoul Curtis-Manchin, National Trust for Scotland, in conversation with Professor Murray Pittock, Glasgow University

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Tartan Day Cocktail Zoom  Hosted for the Scottish community to celebrate its love of all things Scotland! Highlights include presentations from Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean, a unique Scottish tour by Andrew Baxter of Glen2Glen, greetings from special guests, music, breakout rooms and more.

 

 

Friday, April 9

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
2:30 Youth in the Diaspora Panel Discussion Bob Creighton/Frasier Greer/Cameron Steer/Sydney Park/Kalyn Paige Diehl Facebook Live
4:30 Chat discussion with Scot Meacham Wood NYC Tartan Week Instagram Live
6:00 A Journey Through the Outer Hebrides – Scotland’s Gaelic Islands Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland Facebook and YouTube
7:00 Pre-Parade Ceilidh New York Caledonian Club Facebook and Youtube – NYCC and NYCTW

 

A Journey Through the Outer Hebrides – Scotland’s Gaelic Islands
Part of our Virtual Visits series in partnership with VisitScotland
Mairi Thomson of Visit Outer Hebrides sweeps us away on a scenic journey of discovery through the enchanting islands of the Outer Hebrides – Scotland’s Gaelic Islands. As we travel from Lewis though Harris and Uist, down to Barra, co-host Calum Maclean leads us in meeting the locals, uncovering fascinating tales, exploring incredible views, and even learning some Gaelic as we go!
For now travel is not permitted. This series is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all current government guidelines to protect yourself & others.

 

NYC Tartan Day Pre-Parade Ceilidh hosted by New York Caledonian Club

Our ceilidh will feature entertainment by Whisky Kiss, Shot of Scotch Premiere Highland Dancers, American/Celtic Folk Singer Charlie Zahm, NYCC Pipe Band Bagpiper, Brian May and many others..

 

 

 

Saturday, April 10

TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH
11:00 Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan St. Andrew’s Society Facebook and YouTube
2:00 Virtual Tartan Day Parade NYC Tartan Week NYC Tartan Week Facebook  YouTube
3:00 Post-parade concerts NYC Tartan Week NYC Tartan Week Facebook  YouTube

 

Sunday, April 11

11:00 Post-parade session New York Caledonian Club Facebook Live

NYCC & NYCTW

 

The following programs are in partnership with Scottish Civic Trust

            

Some events produced in partnership with VisitScotland

Don’t forget to check out our partners on the west coast at Scot Week LA the following weekend April 16th & 17th

SUPPORT

Help Support the National Tartan Day New York Committee. Visit our website and make a donation, take out an ad in our Guide or on our website, buy a T-shirt or pin! All proceeds go to helping our 100% volunteer committee organize and make NYC Tartan Week bigger and better.

 

NEW YORK CITY TARTAN DAY PARADE

April 6 has been officially (Presidential Proclamation, in fact) designated as National Tartan Day in the United States. A day for recognizing Scottish and Scottish-American contributions to the United States, and for celebrating Scottish heritage and pride. The Parade is held annually on a Saturday closest to the 6th. The Parade features bagpipe bands playing Scottish music, thousands of marchers dressed in tartan, many more proudly representing their clans, plus a slew of groups and associations celebrating Scottish heritage. Also included are the popular four-legged participants, the Dog Pack, comprising several Scottish dog breeds. The days before are called “Tartan Week” and are filled with a full range of Scottish-themed events.




 

NATIONAL TARTAN DAY NEW YORK COMMITTEE

Members of the National Tartan Day New York Committee include the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, New York Caledonian Club, The American-Scottish Foundation, Clan Campbell

The National Tartan Day New York Committee
c/o St. Andrew’s Society
150 East 55th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10022
212-980-0844
www.nyctartanweek.org
Contact-Kyle Dawson, President
National Tartan Day New York Committee
president@nyctartanweek.or