Great Scot! A 50-year celebration for the ages

No Scottish Festival would be a true Scottish Festival without bagpipes.
The Massed Bands Drums and Pipes Corps takes the field Aug. 10 during the Midday Ceremonies of the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
When whiskey is at stake, anything goes. These two were among a half dozen kilt-wearing warriors fighting for a bottle Aug. 10 at the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
These English Mastiffs were among the many breeds that took a lap during the Parade of British Dogs Aug. 10 as part of the Midday Ceremonies at the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park.
The Parade of Clans brings out the Scottish in many of us, including the MacLeans Aug. 10 during the Midday Ceremonies of the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
Master of the Games John Thornton welcomes visitors to the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games Aug. 10 at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
'The Wild West Shelties' were among the many breeds that took a lap during the Parade of British Dogs Aug. 10 as part of the Midday Ceremonies at the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park.
The Parade of Clans brings out the Scottish in many of us, including the Mackays Aug. 10 during the Midday Ceremonies of the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
The Color Guard is at ease prior to the start of the Midday Ceremonies Aug. 10 at the 50th Annual Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch.
The British Dogs were not the only animals to take a lap at the Midday Ceremonies Aug. 10 during the Colorado Scottish Games at Highlands Heritage Park in Highlands Ranch. This Eagle also made the rounds.
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The Colorado Scottish Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in style Aug. 10 and 11 as crowds flocked to Highlands Ranch with whiskey and music on the mind.

Bagpipes filled the air, haggis filled the belly, and British Dogs, Funny Cars, and kilt-clad clans-folk took center stage.

There were Highland Games, jewelers and a chance to learn about one’s Celtic Heritage at every stop and turn.