On the 15th of April 2023 the annual Tartan Day parade will be taking place on 6th Avenue in New York City, as the centrepiece of the Tartan Week calendar. It's a parade that embodies the pride and passion of Scotland, and 2023 marks its 25th year.
Led by honorary Grand Marshal, the Scottish TV personality, actor and model Gail Porter, the parade will strike a universal chord from international pipers and drummers, being loud and proud to celebrate the Scottish contribution made to America. Past marshals have included Karen Gillan, Billy Connolly, Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd, Alan Cumming and Sam Heughan, together with former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Tartan Day has been celebrated since 1998 and, over the years, the single day of celebration has expanded into a week-long programme of events promoting Scotland in North America.