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Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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A day of Scottish tradition-- including live music, hearty food and drink as well as competitive highland dancing, pipe bands and athletics—is coming to South Florida. On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 as the Scottish American Society of South Florida hosts the 26th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games at the Fort Lauderdale Stadium & Event site. Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the popular Festival & Highland Games has been a community favorite, showcasing traditional Scottish culture. The Fort Lauderdale Stadium & Event site is located at 1301 NW 55th St., adjacent to Lockhart Stadium (1/2 miles west of I-95 off Commercial Boulevard). In addition to the highland dancing, pipe band and athletic championships, the festival and games will also highlight live traditional music, sheepdog herding demonstrations, a gathering of South Florida clans and societies, children's activities, country dancing, Scottish fiddling and singing, and Scottish food, beer and merchandise. Live acts will include The Hunting McLeod, Iona and Teribus among others. The Scottish American Society of South Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of Scottish culture through Scottish dance, music and art. The organization holds many events throughout the year including the Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Prices are adults $20 at the gate and $15 in advance; children (7-14) are $5 at the gate and $3 in advance and children 6 and under are free. No pets or coolers permitted. For further information and advance tickets please call (954) 460-5000 or go to the Society's website at