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About Scotland Week
Now in its sixth year, Scotland Week 2013 is an annual, week-long celebration of all things Scottish in the USA and Canada.
Over 50 million people from across the globe claim Scottish ancestry, with a large percentage hailing from the US and Canada. Links across the Atlantic are also long established with 13 American presidents previously claiming Scottish ancestry and Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John MacDonald, hailing from Glasgow. So, it's not surprising the event is hotly anticipated on both sides of the pond.
The programme features an exciting cultural programme of music, theatre and photography events, including the 10th anniversary of the Scotland Run 10k, and the unforgettable Tartan Day Parade in the Big Apple. Lovers of all things Scottish, from food and drink and fashion to cutting edge culture gather together to celebrate Scotland’s unique heritage, creativity and talent, past and present.
The Scottish Government, VisitScotland and Scottish Development International also use the Scotland Week period as a platform to encourage Americans and Canadians to visit, live, work, study and invest in our country – a modern, dynamic, innovative and welcoming nation.
Event highlights include:
The tenth anniversary of the famous run will see 10,000 confirmed runners and thousands more spectators descend upon Central Park for a feast of sport and Scottish culture, including live music in New York’s Central Park.
Glasgow born photographer, David Eustace is known worldwide for his beautiful landscape, portrait and fashion photography, most notably his work with Anthropologie which includes Highland Heart – a collection of work showcasing the character, resilience and beauty of the people and landscapes in the Western Isles of Scotland. David will exhibit Highland Heart to celebrate Scotland Week at New York’s Hudson Studios from 5 until 7 April 2013.
Tartan Day Parade
A spectacular parade down 6th Avenue in New York featuring a Scottish pipe band, Scottish clans, Scottish terriers and groups of patriotic Scots. In previous years the parade has welcomed some well-known faces including our very own James Bond, Sir Sean Connery.
Scotland is renowned throughout the world for its breath-taking scenery, biodiversity and unique natural heritage. And this year’s Scotland Week activity is geared towards celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland (YoNS), which highlights our natural resources and how our natural environment influences our culture, education, manufacturing, fashion and textiles industry, food and drink.