WUSPBA has been invited to participate in Pipers for Sundown Solidarity. Historically, the Great Highland Bagpipe has accompanied warriors into battle to instill courage where courage struggles to exist. As the COVID-19 pandemic is a battle, we are playing to encourage strength and resolve in the people around us. We are inviting pipers around the world to greet each sunset with a tune to signify that another day has passed, greet our household neighbors, and reassure them that we are not alone. One tune at sunset, for solidarity. #sunsetsolidarity ...
The Grand Valley Games in Grand Junction, CO, are cancelled.After careful thought and consideration, we cannot bring ourselves to hold an event that could put our fellow Celts at risk of spreading illness during this trying time. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but look forward to celebrating the games with you next year.
For the latest news and updates, please subscribe to our newsletter, as we will be conducting Celtic celebration all year long; not just during the festival! You can do so by going to this site: grandvalleyhighlandgames.com/contact-us/ and putting "Opt-In" in the message body.
We wish nothing but the best to you! Stay healthy, stay safe, wash your hands, and for the love of Scotland and everything Irish, please stop buying all the toilet paper! ...
WUSPBA has received the following statement from the games:
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health safety of our guests, participants and volunteer team members, we regret to inform you that Scottish Fest 2020 presented by the United Scottish Societies, Inc has been cancelled.
The all-volunteer team that produces Scottish Fest is extremely disappointed that they will not be able to provide you one of the best festivals in 2020; however, we plan to return with another great festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 29th and 30th, 2021. We look forward to seeing you next year!!!
For those that have already paid Scottish Fest for 2020 tickets, competition fees, camping fees, vendor fees, and trophy sponsorships, you will be refunded in full. You should receive a separate communication from those team areas over the next few days with additional info. Please allow 3-4 weeks for us to process the refunds.
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Unfortunately, due to our national health crisis, our Utah Scottish Association board has decided to postpone this year’s 2020 Games/Festival (and other events until further notice). This has been a tough decision for us.
Not only is the principle that “the show must go on” woven into our Scottish DNA, but the impact of this cancellation on the community that makes our festival possible — the vendors, clans, artists, the festival attendees, our own committees — cannot be overstated. We understand the financial and emotional impact this might cause on all participants. Please use this time to keep building, creating and progressing our Scottish and Celtic heritage however possible.
This is an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you, together with everyone else involved in the production of the event.
We are currently looking for a new date for our festival, or perhaps another similar event. Please check back for updates. We will do all we can to keep our regular clans, vendors, and entertainment when we reschedule, however, this may not be possible.
We sincerely thank you for your continued loyalty and patience during this difficult time.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us using the provided form.
Utah Scottish Association Board and Festival Committee