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Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartans!

This coming Sunday, November 29 at 10:15am join in for the Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartans or the Kirking of the Tartan, at the Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 95th Street at Central Park West.

Come dressed in Kilt in Sporran to celebrate  family ties and honor the long-standing connection between the Second Presbyterian Church, The “Scotch” Church, and the American -Scottish community.

For those of you who don’t know, a Kirk is the Scottish word for Church. Tartan, of course, is the traditional garb of a Highland Scot. The Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan is thus a traditional blessing of the tartan by the Clergy. For more information on this great tradition and how it all began, you can read the history of the Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartans here.

Followng the Kirking will be an informal coffee hour in the Church’s Carnegie Library, a great way to spend a Sunday morning!

 

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As we move from hot summer days to cool fall breezes there’s something in the air just smells like Scotland.  Unfortunately, not all of us can get over the pond to enjoy the crisp Scottish weather but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Scotland and all it has to offer from the states!
In the coming weeks don’t miss out on these Highland Games.  Each one is unique and has something special to offer.  So whether you’re in the northeast, somewhere down south, or even out in the dessert, every American-Scot can enjoy the magic of the bagpipes and the swirl of a kilt.
From September 25-27 you can visit the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethleham, PA.
As October comes our way, so do the Scotland Highland Games in Scotland, CT on the 11th. And, if you find yourself in the Southern States you can catch the Scotland County Highland Games in Laurinburg, NC on October 3rd and then head on over to Atlanta, GA for the Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival from October 16-18th.
When that fall chill starts to become a little too cool for you, head on over to the Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games in Tucson, AZ from November 6-8th.
All these Highland Games are sure to make for an exciting Autumn Season!
Say hello to the Amazing Tartan Week committee. They're bound to bring you another fantastic week of celebrations this April!

Say hello to the Amazing Tartan Week committee. They’re bound to bring you another fantastic week of celebrations this April!

One of our youngest walkers at last year's Tartan Day Parade was dressed to impress at this year's Westbury Highland Games.  Can't wait to see what he wears to this year's parade!  Isn't he handsome?!

One of our youngest walkers at last year’s Tartan Day Parade was dressed to impress at this year’s Westbury Highland Games. Can’t wait to see what he wears to this year’s parade! Isn’t he handsome?!