Massive celebration of all things Scottish. This year we have a huge Joint Military Salute for our Armed Forces plus our Scottish allies serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Great Scot! Parade and Ceilidh Street Party Downtown Greenville Friday evening -- 90+ Scottish and military units including two Marine Corps Bands, pipe bands, Scottish Fairy Godmother & floats.
Greenville Scottish Games Furman University Saturday starting at 8:00 AM -- activities for all ages, re-enactment villages, pipers, Celtic rock bands, children's village, (really) heavy athletes, all-day Border Collie demonstrations, and much more.
The Upstate of South Carolina has, arguably, one of the highest concentrations of Scots-Irish descendants in the country. Our ancestors persevered under incredible hardships to get to the Carolinas, coming north from Charleston and south from Philadelphia and Virginia. When they reached our beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and foothills, they heaved a collective sigh and knew they were home.
We created the Games in 2006 as a tribute to and a celebration of our Celtic forebears.