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Scottish Festival, Saturday

People are invited to bring the whole clan down to Kings Park, Saturday, July 5, for a Highland Games feast and a taste of Celtic culture.

There are activities planned from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Penticton Scottish Festival.

"There will be performances from a number of participating local music and dance groups, as well as audience participation events for adults and children," said Brian Johnston, Penticton Scottish Festival Society chair. "The shaded grassy area of Kings Park is the perfect setting for this family entertainment show."

There used to be a Highland Games in the city, and after holding a demo day at Gyro Park last year, there seemed to be a real interest in having a Scottish cultural event back in the city, said Johnston.

Highlights include pipes and drums, heavy field competition, a sheep dog demonstration, a Highland dance competition, folk singing and much more.

Johnston said he was mostly looking forward to seeing all the groups back together and exposed to the general public again.

Tickets at the gate cost $10 for the day, or $20 for a family.

A full schedule of activities is available on their website.

 

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