Maine Bicentennial Parade
The Saint Andrews Society of Maine is planning to provide pipers and other marchers for the Maine Bicentennial parade. The parade has been postponed to Saturday, May 15, 2021. We plan to participate when it is held next year. If you wish to participate and are not already in touch with us, please contact Luanne Gray Jackson.
Fort Knox Tattoo
Delayed, New Date To Be Determined
On Route 174, just off U.S. Route 1 in Prospect, Maine
The word ‘tattoo’ comes from the early Dutch, ‘doe den tap toe’ meaning ‘turn off the taps’. Scottish troops were stationed in the Netherlands in the 17th century and each evening the regimental drum corps were sent out to play and signal the local tavern keepers to “turn off the taps”, cutting off the supply of ale, sending the Scottish soldiers back to their lodgings. A century later the Tattoo became the last duty call of the day, with full military bands, and eventually became elaborate concerts like the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The Fort Knox Scottish Tattoo has been entertaining audiences for many years at the Fort Knox Historic Site in Prospect, Maine, high above the Penobscot River. First organized by a long time member of the society, Doc ‘Curly’ Olds, the Fort Knox Tattoo has long been a favorite venue for many of Maine’s pipe bands. As of now, three bands are lined up to play, with the possibility of others joining in the festivities.
Maine Highland Games 2021
We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of the Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festivals to Thomas Point Beach for the 2021 games. We look forward to returning to this venue that has so many fantastic memories of games gone past.
We are also pleased to announce the return of the crowd favorite, The Tartan Terrors for the 2021 Games.
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