The Scots Arrive this Weekend, June 9 – 10, 2018

For 15 years the Scots have gathered at Meeks Park on Highway 515 in Blairsville. Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage. Even if you don’t know your family’s heritage or have little or no Scottish ties come experience Scotland without the need of a…

What is a Clan?

The Gaelic word “Clann” means family or tribe. Each clan has its own tartan which is worn as a kilt or sash and members are fiercely loyal to the group. The reason for the strength of the Scottish clans can be summarized in a quote from a clansman who said, “ I owe my allegiance…

The Games are Comming!

Our majestic community will become transformed into the land of Scotland during the weekend of June 9 and 10 when Scotsman arrive to celebrate their history and traditions at the 15th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games. This event is continues to be ranked in the top half of Festivals and Events in the…

The Scots Arrive this Weekend, June 10 & 11, 2017

For 14 years the Scots have gathered at Meeks Park on Highway 515 in Blairsville. Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage. Sheep dogs, highland cattle, falcons and birds of prey all come with their handlers. This was the dream of local realtor, Jim McAfee.…

The Drums are Coming

The bagpipes are coming. Drum Majors are leading the way. In just a few short weeks the sound of the pipes and drums will be heard throughout Meeks Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 when the 14th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival finally arrives. Meeks Park on Highway 515 hosts all the events…

Transformed into the Land of Scotland

Our majestic community will become transformed into the land of Scotland during the weekend of June 9, 10 and 11 when Scotsman arrive to celebrate their history and traditions at the 14th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games. This event is ranked 11th out of the Top Twenty Festivals and Events in the 12…