Scottish Connections
"A Place for Scottish Americans in the Pacific Northwest"
JAN 01, 2018                       THE FROZEN STONES HIGHLAND GAMES
                                               McDevitt Park
                                               5101 N. Eagle Rd., Boise Idaho 83713

JAN 20, 2018                       ROBERT BURNS NIGHT DANCE
Eugene Scottish Country Dancers
                                              Santa Clara Grange
                                              295 Azalea Dr., Eugene OR
                                              Pre-dance workshop 3:00-5:00 pm
                                              7:00 pm  Live musice by D’n’A!
                                              Registration: $15 early registration $20 at the door
                                              For more information: (541) 935-6051
                                              Registrar: Kalindi,

JAN 20, 2018                        ANNUAL ROBERT BURNS EVENING
                                               Congregational Church of Mercer Island
                                               4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA.  7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
                                               Royal Scottish Country Dancers of Seattle host a lively and family-friendly       
                                               Come celebrate Robert Burns’ Birthday in proper fashion with dances,
                                               neep & taties, haggis, and praises to our poet of   honor.  
                                               More info at

JAN 20, 2018                        ROBERT BURNS DINNER
                                               Douglas County Scottish Society
                                               Seven Feathers Convention Center, Canyonville  OR
                                               Tickets: $40 at (877) 772-5425  5:00pm

JAN 20, 2018                       26TH ANNUAL ROBERT BURNS SUPPER
                                              Celtic Arts Foundation
                                              Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon
                                              5:30 pm    $50    (360) 416-4934
JAN 27, 2018                       15TH ANNUAL ROBBIE BURNS DINNER
                                              Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band
                                              Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave.,  Sidney  BC
                                              5 pm – 11:00 pm.   $55

JAN 27, 2018                       BURNS NIGHT 2018
                                              Alaska Scottish Club-Anchorage
                                              49th State Brewing Company  6:00 p.m.

JAN 27, 2018                        ROBERT BURNS DINNER
                                               Caledonian & St. Andrew’s Society-Seattle
                                               Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 3rd Ave. NE, Seattle  WA
                                               Bill McFadden, (206) 364-6025, 5:00 p.m.

JAN 27, 2018                        ROBERT BURNS NIGHT & CEILIDH EUGENE
                                               Sponsored by the Highland Spring Pipers Association
                                               Eugene Unitarian Church, 1685 W 13th Ave., Eugene OR  97402
                                               Semi-formal, live music, 5 course meal, piping, drumming.
                                               5:00-9:00 pm,   $35,  beer and wine available for purchase
                                        (541)  337-3590

JAN 27, 2018                        BURNS SUPPER FAMILY POTLUCK
                                               Cameron Highlanders of the Northwest
                                               VFW Post 3452, 18820 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Tualatin OR  97062
                                               Social hour: 6:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm
                                               Last Names A-L bring a main course and a salad.
                                               Last Names M-Z bring a main course and a dessert.
                                               Jim Munson  (503 )314-9998 

JAN 27, 2018                       ROBERT BURNS NIGHT
                                               St. Andrew's Society of the Inland Northwest
                                              Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute in the Commons
                                              4000 W. Randolph Rd., Spokane WA
                                              Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; starts at 6:00 p.m.
                                              Tickets: $45 adult, $30 children 12 and under  
                                              Order by January 15th online at
                                              For more information: (509) 879-3352 

FEB 02, 2018                      16TH ANNUAL BURNS NIGHT DINNER & CELEBRATION
                                              Coastal Celtic Society
                                              Mill Casino Hotel, North Bend OR
                                              This event is always the 1st Saturday in February.
                                              Tickets limited to the first 150 people - $35 each, available from the
                                              Mill Casino Gift Shop. 1-(800) 953-4800 #9.
                                              The Hotel will also provide a discount room rate of $95 for reservations
                                              placed by January 20,2017. The event begins with social hour at
                                              5:00pm, and the program begins at 6:00 pm.  The traditional Burns
                                              Night program and food include entertainment by bagpipers, harpers  and
                                              For additional information, call: (541) 266-8989
                                              Bob More

FEB 03, 2018                        ZERO TO GAELIC INTENSIVE DAY 4

                                               Slighe nan Gaidheal
                                               Gaelic Language instruction, 9:30am – 3:30 pm
                                               Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St., Seattle WA

FEB 03, 2018                       23RD ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER
Tacoma Scots Pipe Band
                                              Dinner and Dancing at St. Martin of Tours
                                              2303 54th Ave. E., Fife, WA 
                                              6:00-11:00 PM  $45
                                       (253) 857-6096
                                      also on Facebook

                                              Highland Pipes & Drums
                                              Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck WA
                                              Celtic Arts Foundation, Mt. Vernon WA
                                              Lindsay Van Houten, Program and Event Manager
                                       (360) 416-4934

FEB 09, 2018                       MASTERS OF SCOTTISH ARTS CONCERT
                                               Benaroya Hall, Seattle WA
                                               Celtic Arts Foundation, Mt. Vernon WA
                                               Lindsay Van Houten, Program and Event Manager
                                        (360) 416-4934
                                               Ticket office: (206) 215-4747

FEB 10-14, 2018                 CELTIC ARTS WINTER SCHOOL/SESSION 2
                                              Smallpipes & Fiddles
                                              Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck WA
                                              Celtic Arts Foundation, Mt. Vernon WA
                                              Lindsay Van Houten, Program and Event Manager
                                       (360) 416-4934
FEB 10, 2018                        GLENCOE MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE WA (CLAN DONALD)
                                               19400 SE Green Valley Rd; Auburn, Washington 98092
                                               Gathering at 12:30 p.m.; Procession at 1:00 p.m.
                                               Lunch following at Krain Corner RSVP to Mary if joining for lunch.
                                               39929 264th Ave. SE (State Rte 169), Enumclaw, WA  98022
                                               Mary MacDonald
FEB 10, 2018                        GLENCOE MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE OR (CLAN DONALD)
                                               30685 NW Scotch Church Rd., Hillsboro OR  97124
                                               Gathering at 11:30 p.m.; Procession at 12:00 p.m.
                                               Lunch following at Golden Valley Brewery.  RSVP to John Lewis if  joining for lunch.
                                               Contact John Lewis: (503) 987-1816

FEB 23, 2018                       HEATHER CLAN’S 8TH ANNUAL ROBERT BURNS SUPPER
                                              Odd Fellows Hall, 10282 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
                                              5:30 pm; Traditional Scottish Family Fare, wine, beer and whiskies.
                                              Attire is formal - kilt, tuxedo, or suit and tie. 
                                              For tickets and information, contact  Chief Lawrence Weaver, (503) 380-4717,
                                      $40 advanced limited seating

                                              645 NE 3rd St #100 McMinnville, OR 97128
                                              Starts @ 6pm


FEB 25, 2018                        GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY
                                               Cross-cultural celebration of Chinese New Year and a Scottish Robert  Burns
                                               Dinner; China Harbor Restaurant, Seattle. 
                                               Info and tickets:  Bill McFadden (206) 364-6025

MAR 03 , 2018                      ZERO TO GAELIC INTENSIVE DAY 5
                                                Slighe nan Gaidheal
                                               Gaelic Language instruction, 9:30am – 3:30pm
                                               Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St. Seattle WA

MAR 17, 2018                      FT. BOISE HIGHLAND GAMES & FELL RACE
                                               Old Fort Boise Park, Idaho Highway 95, Parma ID  83660
                                               9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
                                               Scottish American Athletic Association

MAR 17-18, 2018                HEATHER BALL WEEKEND
                                               RSCDS Vancouver BC Branch
                                               On the 17th: The Heather Ball at the Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC
                                                Reception at 5:45 p.m.; Supper at 6:15 p.m.
                                               On the 18th: Muriel Johnstone Concert at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church
                                               1440 W. 12th Ave. Vancouver BC
                                               Tickets/Info for both events:

TBD                                       CLAN GORDON PIPE BAND TARTAN BALL
                                                7:00pm – 1:00am.  The Pavilion, Puyallup Fairgrounds, WA
                                                Semi-formal attire (please no jeans)
APR 06                                  DECLARATION OF ARBROATH SIGNED 1320
                                               697th Anniversary of Scotland’s Declaration of Independence.   Commemorative
                                               services at Arbroath Abbey.
                                               Scottish Connections, (206) 310-1990

APR 06                                  TARTAN DAY
                                               The Scottish Coalition USA established Tartan Day in the USA in 1997.  It  is now
                                               recognized at Federal, State and City levels.  Tartan Day commemorates the
                                               huge contribution Scots and Scottish Americans made to the idea of the States
                                               uniting and to their development as the  U.S.A.  Tartan Day brings a modern
                                               touch to ancient traditions which yet today bind the people of America, Canada
                                              and Scotland.

APR 06, 2018                       TARTAN DAY OBSERVANCE CEREMONY
                                                National Tartan Day Society of Washington
                                               Ceremony takes place at the State Capitol, Olympia WA at noon.
                                               Fran McGregor  (253) 202-7304
                                               Chuck Cook  (253) 472-7252   Pipers, Flying the Great Saltire at the  Capitol.  
                                               Addresses regarding Scotland’s contribution to America.

TBD                                       SPOKANE TARTAN DAY OBSERVANCE
                                               St. Andrew's Society
                                               Spokane Public Library - Shadle Branch   3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
                                               2111 W. Wellesley Ave, Spokane WA

APR 07, 2018                       ZERO TO GAELIC INTENSIVE DAY 6
                                               Slighe nan Gaidheal
                                               Gaelic Language instruction, 9:30am – 3:30 pm
                                               Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St., Seattle WA


APR 21, 2018                       DINNER DANCE
                                               South West Washington State Branch RSCDS.
                                               St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver WA
                                               Dinner 6:00pm.; Grand March and Dance 7:15pm
                                               (360) 576-5678

TBD                                        NWJPB CONCERT
                                                Northwest Junior Pipe Band,
                                                Edmonds Center for the Arts
                                                410 4th Ave. North, Edmonds, WA  98020
                                                The evening will feature a silent auction, an exciting live auction,  performances
                                                by Northwest Junior Pipe Band, highland dancers, featured
                                                soloists and fabulous guests.

TBD                                        RSCDS MAY BALL
                                                Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Seattle Branch
                                                North Shore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell WA  98011

TBD                                        SEIRM SPRING CONCERT & DANCE
                                                Slighe nan Gaidheal 
                                                Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St., Kenmore WA
                                                7:30pm – Midnight, Seirm Gaelic Song and Music Circle, Singing,  Dancing, Food
                                                and Laughter. 
                                                $10 general public, $8 members, students & seniors  

MAY 19-21, 2018                 155TH VICTORIA HIGHLAND GAMES/CELTIC FEST
                                               Topaz Park, Victoria, BC
MAY 26, 2018                       EUGENE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
                                                Irving Grange, Eugene OR

TBD                                       TREASURE VALLEY HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL
                                                Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise ID

TBD                                        BELLINGHAM HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale WA

JUN 02-03, 2018                  MONTANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
                                                Zoo Montana
                                                2100 S. Shiloh Rd. Billings, MT  59106

JUN 16, 2018                        PROSSER SCOTTISH FEST & HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                Port of Benton Wine and Food Park
                                                2840 Lee Rd., Prosser WA

TBD                                        PIPE NIGHT & CEILIDH
                                                Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation
                                                250 S. 32nd St., Springfield OR  97478
                                                5:00-9:00 p.m. see for details.
JUN 16, 2018                        BRITISH COLUMBIA HIGHLAND GAMES
                                               Percy Perry (former Town Centre) Stadium, Coquitlam BC

JUN 22-23, 2018                 TACOMA HIGHLAND GAMES
Frontier Park, Meridian and 217th East, Hwy 161, Graham WA

JUN 23-24                             BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 1314
                                               The 704th Anniversary of one of Scotland’s greatest Battles which resulted in
                                               Victory by King Robert Bruce. 

                                               Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!                            
                                               Halifax, Nova Scotia.  One of the World’s Premiere cultural & entertainment
                                               events. Featuring over 2000 international performers.
                                               (800) 563-1114   Email on website

JUN 30, 2018                        ALASKA SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
                                               Alaskan Scottish Club, Alaska State Fairgrounds, Palmer, AK

TBD                                       KACHEMAK BAY HIGHLAND GAMES
                                               Karen Hornaday Park, Homer AK

TBD                                       ATHENA CALEDONIAN GAMES

JUL 14-15, 2018                   SKAGIT VALLEY HIGHLAND GAMES
                                               Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon WA 

JUL 20-22, 2018                   KOOTENAI HIGHLAND GATHERING
                                                The River Bend, Libby MT
                                                Find on Facebook “Kootenai Highlanders” for more information.

JUL 21, 2018                          PORTLAND HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR

JUL 28-29, 2018                    PACIFIC NW HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                Expo Center, Enumclaw WA

AUG 04, 2018                        SPOKANE HIGHLAND GAMES
                                                Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N Havana St, Spokane

AUG15-18, 2018                  NORTHWEST GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
                                                Byrnes Performing Arts Center
                                                18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington WA

AUG 17-18, 2018                 WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                                Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
                                                011 44 141 221 5414   F: 011 44 141 221 1561

TBD                                       EASTERN IDAHO SCOTTISH GAMES
                                               Cotant Park, Chubbuck ID

                                               Riverbend Park, Winston, OR         
                                               Daly Mansion
                                               251 Eastside Hwy., Hamilton MT

AUG 23                                  EXECUTION OF WILLIAM WALLACE, 1305
                                               712th Anniversary of Wallace’s murder in London

TBD                                       HOOD CANAL HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL
                                               Belfair State Park, 3151 NE State Rte 300, Belfair WA

SEP 07-09, 2018                  FORT WORDEN DANCE WORKSHOP
                                               Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Seattle
                                               Scottish Dance Music and Instruction

SEP 08-09, 2018                  KELSO HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL
                                               Tam o Shanter Park, Kelso WA

SEP 11                                   BATTLE OF STIRLING BRIDGE, 1297
                                               720th Anniversary of Scotland’s great Battle. 

SEP 14-15, 2018                 FLATHEAD CELTIC FESTIVAL
                                               Herron Park, Kalispell MT

TBD                                      MCKENZIE HIGHLAND GAMES
 Williamalane Sports Complex
                                              250 S. 32nd St., Springfield OR  97478                                
                                              (541) 543-7189 

TBD                                      ALL CLANS FALL BANQUET
                                              Renton Technical College, Renton WA
                                              Scottish Fare & Festivities hosted by Clan Donald
                                              Mary L. MacDonald, North Pacific Regional Commissioner  

TBD                                      MT. HOME HIGHLAND GAMES & WORLD FAIR
                                              Carl Miller Park, Mt. Home, ID

TBD                                      ST. ANDREW’S CELTIC NIGHT
                                              Potluck style fundraiser
                                     for details.

NOV 30                                 ST. ANDREW’S DAY
                                               Feast Day for St. Andrew, the First Apostle and Patron Saint of Scotland
                                               (and a few other countries).