to sponsor, encourage and promote Celtic Culture through events and educational activities.
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Who’s Coming?

2014 Attendants

Competitors and vendors travel great distances to participate in the Skagit Valley Highland Games each year. We list here the pipe bands who registered to compete, along with the Clans, Vendors and Food Merchants.

Pipe Bands

The chart below will list the bands, their hometowns, the tartan of the kilts they’ll be wearing at the Skagit Valley Highland Games, and their competition grade for our band contests as they become available. The highest grade is “1″ – typically we have good representation across the class grades.

Pipe BandGradeWebsite
Clan Gordon Pipe Band4
Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band1
Elliott Bay Pipe Band4
Greighland Crossing PIpe Band3
Keith Highlanders Pipe Band4www.khpb.org
Kenmore & District Pipe Band4www.kdpipeband.org
Northwest Junior Pipe Band4www.nwjpb.org
Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band4
Portland Metro Pipe Band4
White Spot Pipe Band4

Clans

The colorful traditions of the Clans adds so much festivity to our Highland Games. Upwards of 35 various Clans are expected each year.  We welcome each and every Clan and Scottish/Irish organization that plays such an important part at our Festival. Thanks to these people for helping us celebrate our culture and traditions! Clans and Organizations

ClanWeb Site
Clan Baileywww.clanbailey.com
Clan Buchanan
Clan Cameron
Clan Campbell Society of NAwww.ccsna.org
Clan Chisholm
Clan Davidson
Clan Donald USAwww.clandonaldusa-northpacific.org
Clan Farquharson
Clan Ferguson
Clan Forsyth
Clan Gregorwww.pnwclangregor.com
Clan Gunn
Clan Ireland - Irish Heritage Clubwww.irishclub.org
Clan Irwin
Clan Johnston/e in Americawww.clanjohnstone.org
Clan Kincaid Association Internationalwww.clainkincaid.org
Clan Lamont www.clsna.us
Clan Leslie Society Internationalwww.clanlesliesociety.org
Clan MacKaywww.clanmackayusa.org
Clan MacKenzie Society
Clan MacLachlanwww.maclachlanwusa.com
Clan MacLarenwww.clanmaclarenna.org
Clan MacLean Associationwww.maclean.org
Clan MacLeodwww.clanmacleodusa.org
Clan MacMillanwww.clanMacMillanWashington.org
Clan Maxwellwww.clanmaxwellusa.com
Clan McDougall
Clan Morrisonwww.clanmorrison.net
Clan Muirwww.clanmuirsociety.org
Clan Munrowww.clanmunrousa.org
Clan Ross
Clan Sinclairwww.clansinclairusa.org
Clan Sutherlandwww.clansutherland.org
Craig Clan Association of America
Daughters of the British Empire in WA Statewww.dbenational.org
Elliott Bay Pipe Band
Family of Bruce International
Lodge Albawww.lodge-alba315.org
National Tartan Day Soc. Of Washingtonwww.tartanday-wa.org
Northwest Junior Pipe Bandwww.NWJPB.org
Scottish American Military Soc.www.post1889.org
Seattle Scottish Highland Games Associationwww.sshga.org
Shire of Midhaven, SCA Incmidhaven.antir.sca.org

Whisky!

We’re so very happy to once again have our friends from Laphroaig at this year’s Skagit Valley Highland Games! You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the beer and/or whisky garden.

Mr. Simon Brooking, Master Laphroaig Ambassador

If you are over the legal purchase age and choose to drink alcohol, always do so in moderation and responsibly.   This Drink Smart Website, has been created to inform you about choices and the potential for alcohol abuse.

The tasting will be lead by Mr. Simon Brooking, a Master Ambassador with Laphroaig.  Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a member of the Robertson Clan, Simon traces his roots back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl.  A well-known expert on Scotch whisky, Simon has worked for many of the leading Scotch distilleries, learning the art and science of distilling from the world’s foremost master distillers and blenders.  For over 15 years, Simon has led thousands of Scotch whisky tastings for consumers, bartenders and social organizations.  Both informative and entertaining, his presentations have made him an in-demand speaker and spokesperson.

Simon’s love of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands has paved the way to his present position as BeamGlobal Spirits’ Master Ambassador for Laphroaig and Ardmore Single Malt Scotch whiskies.

Food Vendors

VendorWebsite
Bay City Ice Cream Co.
You Found Us! Concessions
European Style Food Inc.
Ohana BBQwww.ohanabbq.net
Sunblest Foods
Java Jo's on the Go
LInda's Concession
Ziegler's Bratwurst Haus
Rollin' Snack Bar Concession
Reverie BBQwww.reveriebbq.com

Merchandise Vendors

VendorWebsite
Age of Chivalrywww.ageofchivalry.com
Back to Bali
bagpipediscs.comwww.bagpipediscs.com
C & T Global Enterpriseswww.chhuchinson.com
Carbony Celtic Winds
Celtic Jackalope
Celtic Moonlightingwww.celticmoonlighting.com
D & D Chain Maille Creations
Elfstone Celtic Jewelrywww.elfstone.com
Frontier Communications
History of Nameswww.allcrests.com
Innovative Stitcheswww.innovative-stitches
Lyon Craftwww.lyoncraft.org
Marjorie Dwiggins Hand Worked Leatherwww.leather.dwiggins
Norm's Northwest Distributionwww.weisnersfinest.com
Runecraft Creations
Scottish Sword and Shieldwww.scottishsword.com
SteelCraft / Legends of Camelot
Tartan Thistlewww.tartanthistle.com
Vintage Peddlers
Vital Earth Traditions LLCwww.vitalearthtraditions.com
Wandering Angus Celtic Traderswww.wanderingangus.com
Wolf Den Leatherwww.wolfandleather.com

Celtic Farm

The Celtic farm is always one of the most popular stops at our Highland Games, featuring interesting local animals – many with strong Scottish traditions. The Highland Cattle display features the very attractive long (and usually but not always) red-haired beasties from the Highlands of Scotland. These impressive animals come in other colors too, however at our event we’ve mostly seen the red ones. To find out more here is a great website on Highland Cattle.

In addition to Highland Cattle, we’re pleased to have SPOT (Saving Pets one-at-a-Time) join us. What better way to remember the day than to take a living, breathing “memento” home?

As in previous years, Lang’s Pony Farm will be offering pony rides for little Highlanders all weekend. Additionally, we will have stunningly beautiful Clydesdale and Percheron horses to appreciate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS