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 Saturday April 8th, is the area’s largest celebration of Scottish-American heritage.
A boisterous bunch of Scotties and Westies participate every year in the Parade – this year on Saturday, April 8th – trotting up Sixth Avenue alongside the thousands of bagpipers, dancers, bands, clans, and families to the cheers of the crowd will be the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack with 40 of the pack in wonderful new Barbour dog Coats, winners of the 2017 Tartan Day Barbour Dog Coat Competition for Scotties and Westies.
For the third consecutive year, Barbour Inc., the North American subsidiary of J. Barbour & Sons, Ltd. of Great Britain, a premiere British heritage and lifestyle clothing brand that also makes dog coats and accessories, will sponsor this “Tartan Dog Pack.”
And this year, Barbour will once again sponsor the “Win a Barbour Dog Coat Competition,” where 40 lucky Scotties and Westies will win their very own Barbour Tartan Dog Coat, to proudly wear as they strut (or march or waddle or lollygag) their happy way up the Avenue!
The Tartan Dog Coat is a coat for all seasons, constructed in Barbour’s iconic diamond quilted nylon. With an insulating 70g wadding, this canine coat is well-equipped to offer essential warmth, and features a smart corduroy collar that can be folded forward for extra protection in bad weather. An adjustable underbody strap and Velcro-fastening neck ensure a comfortable fit, while Barbour’s Original Classic Tartan print keeps four-legged friends looking stylish. Coats come in a full range of sizes, fitting toy dogs up to Great Danes.
To enter the competition, owners must first register their Scottish or West Highland White Terrier (and someone to walk them) in the New York Tartan Day Parade, at nyctartanweek.org.
Then, submit a photo of their terrier to firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining in 100 words or less why their adorable Westie or dignified Scottie deserves to win. Originality, humor and style count!
All entries must be received by March 24th. Winners will be notified by email by March 30th with details of Dog Coat pick up on the day.
Please note that this contest is only for Scottish and West Highland White Terriers. Dogs of other Scottish breeds are welcome to march in other units. Visit the NYC Tartan Week website for details.
The Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. and marches up Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), from 44th to 55th Streets.
For further information regarding the New York Tartan Day Parade, please visit nyctartanweek.org.
Notes to Editors
1. J Barbour & Sons Ltd was founded in 1894 and has always been based in South Shields in the North East of England. Barbour is a 5th generation, family owned business.
2. Barbour is a leading lifestyle brand manufacturing and retailing wax jackets, waterproof breathable jackets, wools, quilts, shirts, knitwear, trousers, footwear and accessories in over 40 countries worldwide.
3. Barbour’s customer service is unique – wax jackets can be returned at any time for rewaxing, repairs or alteration.
THE 19th ANNUAL NEW YORK TARTAN DAY PARADE: will take place on Saturday April 8th, stepping off at 2:00pm from 44th and Sixth Avenue.
In 1998 the U.S. Senate declared April 6 to be National Tartan Day to recognize the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. In 1999, two pipe bands and a small but enthusiastic group of Scottish Americans marched from the British Consulate to the UN-our first Parade! Since then, it has grown to include hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and many more thousands cheering from the sidelines.
Website for Parade details: www.nyctartanweek.org/tartan-day