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Sending reverberations across the grounds such as those that bounce off wild mountains and dark glens in the Old Country will be the bagpipe and drum competition, for individual pipers and drummers as well as for bands.  

   Even more competitions include the shortbread contest and the bonniest knees contests to be held mid-day on Nov. 10.

Featured folks singers at the festival will include Carl Peterson, Don Gabbert, Dene Foye, Hugh Morrison and Central Texas’ own Oak and Ember.

In addition, a worship service to include a “Kirking of the Tartan” ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Salado Civic Center Building.  Jim Haney will preach at the service.  The service will include a blessing of family tartans and a “Flowers of the Field” ceremony, honoring friends of the museum who have died in the last year.

Attendees can watch the children attempt athletic feats inspired by the adult Heavy Athletics performers.  All children are invited to compete free of charge on Nov. 11.

Day passes to access all events on the Civic Center are $15 for adults on Nov. 9 and $10 on Nov. 10.  A two-day pass can be purchased for $20.  Children’s admission is $6 either day. Admission on Nov. 9 include the 5:30 p.m. Tattoo atop the ruins of Salado College Tattoo guests enjoy a twilight performance of bagpipes bands, along with performances by some of the top festival talent, including folk singers and dance contest winners.  Cost for those attending the Tattoo only is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  College Hill is located on South Main Street behind the Stagecoach Inn.

Another special event of the weekend will be the Tartan Ball at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant’s Banquet Hall.  Advamce tickets are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples.  

For more information visit www.saladoscottishgames.com  or call the Central Texas Area Museum at 254-947-5232.