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Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
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Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
Tartan Day Parade
The annual Tartan Day Parade takes place on 6th Avenue on the 6th April and is the stalwart of the Scotland Week calendar.
The parade this year will be lead by Grand Marshal Kevin McKidd, and will bring together pipers and drummers from all over the world. Past marshals have include Sir Sean Connery, Scots-born actors Brian Cox and Alan Cumming and New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
A celebration of the contribution of American-Scots to US culture and life, Tartan Day has been celebrated since 1998. Over the years it has been expanded into a week-long programme of events promoting Scotland in North America.
The official parade tartan has been designed by the Scottish Tartans Authority, funded by the Scottish Registers of Tartan and its registration donated by the National Records of Scotland. Its colours and pattern represent aspects of Scottish and American culture such as the blue and white of the Saltire and the green of the trees bordering 6th Avenue where the parade takes place.