Utah Scottish Festival

The Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games is a perennial tradition in Utah.  Five percent of Utahns claim Scottish ancestry, partly a vestige of the Scotch-Irish contingent of the early Mormon pioneers but eventually subsumed by the general westward trek of settlers from the heavy concentration of Scotch-Irish families in the Carolinas and Southeast American coast.  Organized by the Utah Scottish Association, the 3-day games involve feats of strength, heraldry, crafts, dance, and non-stop pipe and drum contests.

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