For Scottish Fun – the St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Did you know that the Colorado Scottish Festival is supported by the St. Andrew Society of Colorado? Formed in 1963 and open to all people interested in the culture, tradition and history of Scotland, the Society sponsors a number of events besides the Festival. There’s a Spring Brunch, the Kirkin’ of the Tartans, a Scottish Ceilidh, a Scottish Gala and an amazing annual Burns Supper (honoring Scotland’s poet laureate, Robert Burns). Check out the fun at www.ColoradoScots.org!
All-Volunteer Festival Honors Scottish Culture in Colorado
When we walk into a festival, most of us just focus on enjoying ourselves – which is as it should be.
Few people think about the amazing amount of coordination and work it takes to make that festival a success.
The Colorado Scottish Festival, for example, has more than 40 people who volunteer untold hours to organize their unique portion of the Festival, from logistics to clans, from athletics to dance, and from cars to the Thistle Club and Whisky Tasting. From children’s games to music to vendors. From administration to the kirkin’ to piping and drumming. From midday ceremonies to the dogs of the British Isles. From website and marketing to safety and security.
Then think about this: the Colorado Scottish Festival is in its 55th year this August. From the start, this has been an all-volunteer-run Festival. That means that literally thousands of people have been involved in bringing this “bit of Scotland” to Colorado year after year.
The history of Scottish people in Colorado runs deep, and the Colorado Scottish Festival is proud to continue the tradition of honoring our history and building our State.