The 17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade today was a smashing success. From the sounds of pipes and drums at the pre-parade concert at Bryant Park to the Westies and Scotties of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack to the over 300 Outlander fans who came out to support Grand Marshal Graham McTavish, the day was a true celebration of Scottish culture and spirit!
Lanark and District Pipe Band at the Pre-Parade Concert at Bryant Park
The Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch at the Pre-Parade Concert at Bryant Park
Members of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack meeting each other for the first time!
Grand Marshal Graham McTavish and Honorary Grand Marshal Rt. Hon Tricia Marwick, MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Government
The American-Scottish Foundation marchers!
Over 300 Outlander fans joined in the festivities!
Belhaven, the official beer sponsor for the parade!
A strikingly well-dressed parade goer takes in the sound of pipes and drums.
The Barbour Tartan Dog Pack
One of the members of the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack – a true model!
Many thanks to the Algonquin Hotel, our home base for the day of festivities!
Photos by Sara Heegaard
Thousands of marchers are expected to take part in the parade, and over one hundred of them will be well dressed Scottie and West Highland White Terriers, who will sport trademark Barbour tartan coats as they march up Sixth Avenue with their owners.
Tom Hooven, General Manager of Barbour Inc. said:
“The Tartan Day Parade gives us a great opportunity to creatively showcase our association with tartan and we look forward to taking part in the Parade with the Scotties and Westies.
“Barbour’s heritage is in the British countryside and throughout our history, we have had a long association with dogs both in providing clothing for their owners and providing dog coats and accessories for all shapes and sizes for our faithful friends.”
If you are in New York and would like your dog to star as part of the Tartan Pack in the Parade, send a photo of your dog to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th – and your Scottie or Westie may be chosen to receive a Barbour dog coat to wear in the parade.
Read more (and view a photo gallery of dogs at the Tartan Day Parade!) at Scotlandnow.com.