Garth Newlands

No solo or pipe band competitions this year at ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games

The BC Pipers’ Association, which administers, manages, and runs the solo piping, solo drumming and pipe band competitions at ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games, has decided that there will be no piping, drumming, or pipe band competitions at ScotFestBC this year. While it is likely the Games will be cancelled, there has been no…

Penticton Scottish Festival Postponed for 2020

  The following is a statement from the Penticton Scottish Festival. The Penticton Scottish Festival Society has made the difficult decision, based on current BC Health Officer directives, to postpone it’s 7th Annual Penticton Scottish Festival until July 3, 2021. Our top priority is the health and well-being of festival competitors, participants, volunteers, spectators and…

Portland Highland Games Cancelled for 2020

Portland Cancelled for 2020

These are unprecedented times. With the COVID-19 virus relentless march across this country, and the world, the Portland Highland Games Association has decided to postpone the 2020 Games, scheduled for Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR until July 2021. This was not an easy decision to…

Campbell River Highland Gathering Cancelled for 2020

Campbell River Highland Gathering logo

The 2020 Campbell River Salmonfest including the Logger Sports Competitions and Highland Gathering has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event was due to take place Aug. 8 to 10, 2020. The decision to cancel was a difficult one. The Heavy Games were to host the Canadian National Amateur Championships this year.…