Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 25 to July 26, 2015

 

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest - 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, Enumclaw, WA

 

Above and below: Massing of the Pipes & Drums

 

 

Enumclaw, Washington (Seattle Area), June 18, 2015 - North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland and National Dancing – you will see and experience it all, plus much more at the 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering on July 25 and 26, at the Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Avenue SE, Enumclaw, WA. You will find yourself experiencing a wee bit of Scotland right here in the Pacific Northwest. Event dates are July 25 (8 AM to 11 PM) and July 26 (8 AM to 5:30 PM).


View the titans who deftly toss the caber and put the stone, matching skill and strength against the odds on the athletic field of battle. Delight in the soothing sound of the Celtic harpists as they join together for a Harpers’ Circle jam session. Thrill to the bourdon of the bagpipes and the cadence of the drums as you witness, first hand, the fine array of talented pipers and drummers competing before judges of worldwide renown. Behold the grace and elegance of the Scottish dancers as they regale you with the Highland and National dances of Scotland.

 

Presentation of the Colors  

 

During your visit, you'll be able to sample a wide variety of delicious and traditional Scottish foods. Don't miss the chance to take a break and head over to the Rampant Lion Pub or the Tilted Kilt Pub to raise a glass of fine Scottish style ales and quench your thirst. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Celtic Arts Showcases as various local English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh dancers, musicians and singers perform. The 2015 lineup of featured performers include – Scottish balladeer Carl Peterson, the traditional Scottish folk artist Neil O’Neill, the upbeat and lively Men of Worth, the multi-talented ensemble Blackthorn, the dynamic and electrifying Tempest, and the loud and boisterous Wicked Tinkers. Visit the encampment of the Northwest's premier steel combat troupe, the Seattle Knights’. Their performances include high-energy acting, and choreographed stage combat using real steel weapons including broadswords, axes, and staves.

 

Stroll through the Avenue of the Clans, the Glen of the Clans and the Walk Through Time and delve into your Scottish ancestry and heritage. Observe the fine workmanship of Scottish artisans, and spend your hard-earned tuppence on lovely imported goods from the British Isles as you wend your way through the Hall of the Vendors and the Celtic Marketplace.

 

Visit the Scottish Farm with shaggy Scotch Highland cattle, Black Faced sheep, and Shetland pony. Complete your tour with the Celtic Kennel that features the Celtic dog breeds at work and at play.

 

On Saturday evening there will be the Ceilidh (Kay-lee)  – a traditional Scottish party with music, sing-along, stories and Scottish country dancing.

 

Admission: Adult: $17.00/2-day $25.00 Senior 60 & Over, Military, Children 5 to 17 $12.00/2-day $18.00 Children Under 5 Free. 

 

Full Event Information: www.sshga.org/games/gamesIntro.htm, Phone: (206) 522-2541

 

The Highland Fling  

 

The Braemar Stone Toss  

 

Future Athlete Tossing the Caber  

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Sharon McBride Ritelis

Email: advert@sshga.org 

Phone: (206) 522-2874

Media Visits: Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials.

 

Seattle Scottish Highland Games Assoc.

PO Box 75685, Seattle, Washington, 98175

Web: www.sshga.org

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Washington, Enumclaw (Seattle Area), Event Date: July 25 to July 26, 2015

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest - 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, Enumclaw, WA

North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland and National Dancing – you will see and experience it all, plus much more at the 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering on July 25 and 26, at the Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Avenue SE, Enumclaw, WA. You will find yourself experiencing a wee bit of Scotland right here in the Pacific Northwest. Event date are July 25 (8 AM to 11 PM) and July 26 (8 AM to 5:30 PM). View the titans who deftly toss the caber and put the stone, matching skill and strength against the odds on the athletic field of battle. Delight in the soothing sound of the Celtic harpists as they join together for a Harpers’ Circle jam session. Thrill to the bourdon of the bagpipes and the cadence of the drums as you witness, first hand, the fine array of talented pipers and drummers competing before judges of worldwide renown. Behold the grace and elegance of the Scottish dancers as they regale you with the Highland and National dances of Scotland. Admission: Adult: $17.00/2-day $25.00 Senior 60 & Over, Military, Children 5 to 17 $12.00/2-day $18.00 Children Under 5 Free. Full Event Information: www.sshga.org/games/gamesIntro.htm, Phone: (206) 522-2541

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: The 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Event Date: July 25 (8 AM to 11 PM) and July 26 (8 AM to 5:30 PM), 2015

Event Location: Expo Center, 45224 - 284th Avenue Se, Enumclaw, Washington (Seattle Area)

Admission: Adult: $17.00/2-day $25.00 senior 60 & over, military, children 5 to 17 $12.00/2-day $18.00 children under 5 free

Web: www.sshga.org/games/gamesIntro.htm

Contact: Sharon McBride Ritelis, advert@sshga.org, (206) 522-2541  

Description: North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland and National Dancing – you will see and experience it all, plus much more at the 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering on July 25 and 26, at the Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Avenue SE, Enumclaw, WA. You will find yourself experiencing a wee bit of Scotland right here in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 


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