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New York City Tartan Day Parade - Saturday, 15th April, 2023

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Tickets On Sale! NYC Tartan Day Post Parade Party 2022

Back in person for the first time in two years, the 2022 NYC Tartan Day Post Parade Party at Sony Hall is the most anticipated event of the year! Join us on Saturday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy special performances by...

NYC Tartan Week & ScotlandShop Collaboration

You’ve registered to march, now it’s time to look the part! NYC Tartan Week is proud to introduce a brand new collaboration with Scotland Shop, offering a broad range of beautifully handcrafted textiles in the NYC Tartan Week tartan. Choose from...

Karen Gillan Grand Marshal for 2022

Actress Karen Gillan Named Grand Marshal of New York City Tartan Day Parade 2022 The National Tartan Day New York Committee is honored to announce award-winning Scottish actress Karen Gillan as Grand Marshal of the 2022 New York Tartan Day Parade. The...

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The Art of the Kilt

Fourth-generation kiltmaker Howie Nicholsby says the time has come for kilts to be worn by all   “There’s always a bit of excitement” when a customer gets a finished kilt from designer Howie Nicholsby. It’s the moment when a long-dreamed-of investment piece, imbued with style and symbolism, comes to life. Nicholsby recently delivered kilts to a Swiss couple who were going to get married wearing them. “I met them in their hotel with their kilts, and they were like two wee...

NYC Tartan Week & ScotlandShop Collaboration

You’ve registered to march, now it’s time to look the part! NYC Tartan Week is proud to introduce a brand new collaboration with Scotland Shop, offering a broad range of beautifully handcrafted textiles in the NYC Tartan Week tartan. Choose from accessories like scarves, ties, and buttons, or order a custom kilt, vest, or dress that is made to fit your exact measurements. Head to SUPPORT US page to browse the collection, 20% of all sales will go directly to...

The New York City Tartan Week Grand Marshal

The New York City Tartan Week Grand Marshal is an incredibly exciting component of the parade! The Grand Marshal really sets the stage for the week of events and makes each year just as riveting as the last. As we gear up for the announcement of this year’s Grand Marshal *cue frantic anticipation*, we’re taking a look back at some of our most memorable and marvelous GM’s. Keep reading to discover which stars have led us up 6th Avenue in...

We Are Back!

WE ARE BACK! THE NATIONAL TARTAN DAY NEW YORK COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES: JOIN US FOR THE 24th ANNUAL NYC Tartan Week TARTAN DAY PARADE Saturday April 9, 2022 Returning in person for the first time since 2019, the NYC Tartan Day Parade will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in historic midtown Manhattan. The swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of thousands of spectators await. This beloved celebration of Scottish-American culture promises to be extraordinary in scope, talent and turnout as...

The 275th Anniversary of the Battle of Culloden: A Look at Culloden’s Significance Within the Diaspora

On this day in 1746, the ‘45 reached its apex as Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army came sword to bayonet with the Duke of Cumberland’s army on that fabled foggy moor. The Battle of Culloden remains one of the most notorious and violent events in Scotland’s history. It was a dreadfully swift, breathtaking bloodbath that continues to haunt those of us with some ancestral connection to Scotland. The majority of us American-Scots have no direct connection to this infamous...

The 23rd Annual NYC Tartan Week Celebrations (Virtual This Year)

Below you will see a list of events being hosted by Us, and our partner organizations to celebrate National Tartan Day. Under the "where to watch" column, you will find a hyper link to the site for that event. (all times are in Eastern Day Light Savings Time) (more events are being added throughout this week as we receive confirmation) Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram and follow the hashtag #NYCTW for updates   Monday, April 5 TIME EVENT PRESENTED BY WHERE TO WATCH 5:00 “Contrast: Other Peoples' Lives” Fiona Mackenzie,...

Women’s History Month: Scottish Heroine, Flora MacDonald

During Women's History Month, we're taking a look at some of the most memorable female figures in Scottish history. Read on to learn about Flora MacDonald, who famously formulated the Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape from Scotland after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.   This month, we celebrate women of renown -- historical, contemporary, and those with whom we share personal connections. The month of March also offers us an opportunity to celebrate a Scottish woman of profound historical significance who can also be credited...

Our friend Dwayne in Shetland News! follow the link to their article

"No Delting Up Helly Aa for Dwayne this weekend – but festival will be ‘bigger than before’ when it returns"    

RIP Sir Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery. 1930 - 2020. 007, Professor Henry Jones, 2002 NYC Tartan Week Grand Marshal. A true icon and suave gentleman to the end. May you rest in peace.

Virtual Tartan Day Parade

We’ve taken the weekend to digest the news that left us all reeling on Thursday. Drams were consumed and brainstorms were had until the light bulb shone brightly...if the parade can’t take place in Manhattan then why not do it virtually...

Grand Marshals

Karen Gillan Grand Marshal for 2022

Actress Karen Gillan Named Grand Marshal of New York City Tartan Day Parade 2022 The National Tartan Day New York Committee is honored to announce award-winning Scottish actress Karen Gillan as Grand Marshal of the 2022 New York Tartan Day Parade. The...

The New York City Tartan Week Grand Marshal

The New York City Tartan Week Grand Marshal is an incredibly exciting component of the parade! The Grand Marshal really sets the stage for the week of events and makes each year just as riveting as the last. As we gear...

BRIAN COX REPRISES ROLE AS NYC TARTAN DAY PARADE GRAND MARSHAL

Multi-award-winning actor and star of HBO’s Succession, Brian Cox CBE, will return as Grand Marshal of the New York City Tartan Day Parade for the event’s 22nd year, taking place on Saturday 4th April. The Dundee-born actor, whose work in film, television...

KT Tunstall Announced as Grand Marshal of the Tartan Day Parade

Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has been chosen to lead the annual NYC Tartan Day parade as Grand Marshal, the first woman to lead the Parade. The NYC Tartan Day Parade will be held on April 7, 2018. The parade starts at...

The Scottish Sun: Tommy Flanagan Wants to Inspire Kids

Guardians of the Galaxy star Tommy Flanagan reveals he’s planning flick of tough Glasgow upbringing. He grew up in one of Scotland’s toughest schemes before a lucky break catapulted him to Hollywood movie stardom. But now actor Tommy Flanagan wants to return to...

Virtual Tartan Day Parade

We’ve taken the weekend to digest the news that left us all reeling on Thursday. Drams were consumed and brainstorms were had until the light bulb shone brightly...if the...

Countdown to Tartan Week and the New York Tartan Day Parade

The Countdown is on to the start of New York Tartan Week. From April 1st - 11th we invite all to celebrate their love of Scotland and scottish american...

Announcing the NY Tartan Day Post Parade Party at B.B. King’s

The NY Tartan Day Post Parade Party will be at B.B. King's! Tickets WILL BE LIVE on Monday, March 13th, at noon on B.B. King's website. For further information about the...

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