Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games return – Salmon Arm Observer



Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games return

Iconic caber tossing, whiskey tasting, dancing and of course the bagpipes are back on July 2




Bagpipe singing will be heard again in Penticton this summer.

The Penticton Scottish Festival makes its post-pandemic return to King’s Park with two concurrent events taking place on Saturday July 2.

The Penticton Highland Games will feature competing pipers, Highland dancers and traditional Scottish heavyweight events, including the iconic caber toss.

Meanwhile, the Penticton Scottish Festival will feature music and cultural entertainment from the Castilla School of Irish Dance, the Naramata Scottish Country Dancers and more.

“We are delighted to bring a taste of the highlands back to Penticton this summer,” said Elizabeth Smith, President of the Penticton Scottish Festival Society.

“The Whiskey Tasting Workshop is back and, speaking of scotch, scotch shot, a professional Highland dance troupe will captivate visitors and locals alike.”

The Scottish festival has been canceled for the past two years due to the ongoing pandemic.

The company had to cancel the Robert Burns dinner for this year due to British Columbia public health orders.

They hope to return to this event in January 2023.

As they become available, ticket details and information can be found on the company’s website: www.PentictonScottishFestival.ca.

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Jennifer R. Strohm