TAR­TAN ARMY

Scottish Field - - IN THE KNOW -

Glaswe­gian ac­tor Tommy Flana­gan will be the Grand Mar­shall of the 19th An­nual New York Tar­tan Day Pa­rade on 8 April. The pa­rade be­gan 19 years ago with a hand­ful of Scots and Scot­tish-Amer­i­cans walking down a pave­ment, and now in­cludes thou­sands of peo­ple march­ing through the heart of Man­hat­tan. It is the cul­mi­nat­ing event of Tar­tan Week, the an­nual Scot­tish fes­ti­val that has grown up around Tar­tan Day, the na­tional hol­i­day to recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tions of Scots and Scot­tish-Amer­i­cans to the United States.

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