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Franklin celebrates Scottish heritage

art scotlandThe Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in downtown Franklin.

“North Carolina has more residents of Scottish heritage than any other state in the union,” said Doug Morton, event chairman. “In fact, North Carolina has more Scots than Scotland. This festival and supporting events is a sampler of everything Scottish. We have a great weekend planned sure to be enjoyed by every member of the family.”

Patrons of the event will be able to sample traditional Scottish foods, see demonstrations of the Highland Games, shop for authentic Scottish attire, tour the nearby Scottish Tartans Museum, and hear plenty of Scottish/Celtic music. Performances will include My Three Kilts, Calendonia Swing, John Mor MacKinsoh Marching Piper Band, Juniper Trio, Celtica, and the Highlands Pipers.

A clan dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 18. The buffet style meal is $20 per adult, $10 for children ages 12 and under.

The Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival is sponsored by the Town of Franklin, Franklin Tourism Development Authority, Macon County Tourism Development Committee and Franklin Merchants.

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