Each year a full spectrum of events are offered at our Games. Clan and Society tents, quality vendors, pipe bands, athletic competitions, Highland Dancing competition, and EUSPBA sanctioned solo piping and drumming highlight the day. In addition to Scottish musical entertainment, we also provide sheep dog demonstrations.
Below is the tentative schedule for the 2022 Scotland County Highland games. Check back for updates as the Games date approaches.
2022 Schedule of Events – Tentative
Friday, September 30
Visit Historic Laurinburg and Scotland County – Click Here
Visit the Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University – Click Here
Whisky Tasting and Gathering
Brick + Mortar Downtown – Main St. in Laurinburg
Advanced registration required – Click Here To Register
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sponsors and Clans Reception – Private Function
Storytelling and Arts Center – Main St. in Laurinburg
Saturday, October 1
North Carolina Rural Heritage Center – the Grounds of the John Blue House
13040 X-Way Road, Laurinburg, NC
8:00 a.m. — Field opens to the public
8:30 a.m. — Competitions begin in Solo Piping and Drumming, as well as Scottish Athletic Events
9:00 a.m. — Competitions begin in Highland Dance
10:30 a.m. — Sheep Dog Demonstration – and Children’s Games Activities
North End of Grounds
Activities throughout the day
Throughout the Day:
– Find your Clan or Scottish Connection – C.O.S.C.A. Tent – main Games field.
– Scottish Vendors, Scottish and American foods
– Scottish reenactor from 1746 Appin Regiment at Culloden
– Scottish Entertainers and Workshops at the Currie Cultural Tent
– Beer Tent sponsored by Highland Brewing, Wine from Cypress Bend Vineyards
– Main Entertainment Stage acts starting at 9 a.m. and going until 4:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. — Opening Ceremony Assembly
12:00 Noon — Opening Ceremonies
Massed Pipe Bands
Parade of Tartans
(Main Field )
12:45 a.m. — Competitions resume in Solo Piping and Drumming, Highland
Dance and Scottish Athletics
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entertainment Stage Performances
Currie Cultural Tent Performances and Workshops
Scottish Athletic Competitions
1:30 p.m. — Pipe Band Competition Begins
2021 EUSPBA Southern Branch Championships for Grades IV and V
Two circles at south end of the grounds
5:00 p.m. (approximate) — Closing Ceremonies and Awards Presentations
on the Main Field
Sunday, October 2
11:00 a.m. Kirkin’ of the Tartans Worship Service,
Historic Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church
15301 McFarland road, Laurinburg, NC 28352