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The 2017 New York Tartan Day Parade – A Celebration of Scotland!

On Saturday April 8th, Sixth Avenue from 44th-55th Street was awash with tartan and the sound of the bagpipes as the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade took place. Scottish actor Tommy Flanagan, who was Grand Marshal of the 2017 Parade (past marshals include Sir Sean Connery, Scots-born actors Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd, Alan Cumming, Sam Heughan, and former New
York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg), led 35 pipe bands and over 3,000 marchers up Sixth Avenue.

To the sound of the pipes, dancers, clans, organisations – and the Barbour Tartan Dog Pack of Scotties and westies – marchers were greeted by the Scottish loving crowds lining Sixth Avenue. The Parade is organized by the National New York Tartan Day Parade Committee which comprises the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the New York Caledonian Club, The American-Scottish Foundation, Clan Campbell, and recent member Carnegie Hall.

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