Scotland County

Highland Games

The 2021 Games will be held

Oct. 2, 2021

Highland Dance Competition


The Scotland County Highland Games will be holding a highland dancing competition in accordance with the rules of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD). All participants must be registered with the Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA).  

  • Primary (Age 4-6) - Pas de Basques (PDB), PDB & High Cuts, Fling, Sword
  • Beginner (Age 7 and up) - Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas
  • Novice - Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas
  • Intermediate - Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas, Barracks Johnny
  • Premier - Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas, Barracks Johnny
  • Solo Choreography

Click below to register for dance competitions. Registration will include admission to the games. For more information, contact the Director of Dancing.

Music and Dance

Welcome to the 2021 Music and Dance Page. We hope to build on our historic success in making the pipe band, individual piping and drumming, and dance competitions one of the highlights of the Scotland County Highland Games.

Pipe Band Competition


The Scotland County Highland Games will serve as the Eastern US Pipe Band Association Southern Branch Championships for Grade iV and Grade V.


All competitions will be held in CONCERT FORMATION for this contest, with specifications sent to bands with ample time to plan and rehearse before the event.


A roster of competing members must be sent to the Director of PIping no later than September 18 via e-mail. All bands will be required to participate in full for massed bands for the opening and closing ceremonies or travel awards may be withheld.


All participating bands must be members of EUSPBA or another affilate or recognized association.


Click below to register a Pipe Band for competitions. Registration will include admission to the games. For more information, contact the Director of Mass Bands.

Individual Piping and Drumming Competition


All events will be sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, and all EUSPBA rules and regulations will apply to competitions. All competitors must be members of the EUSPBA or another recognized association in order to compete.  Entry deadline is September 18.


Piping

  • Amateur Grade 1 Piping - Piobaireachd, 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig
  • Amateur Grade 2 Piping - Piobaireachd, 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig
  • Amateur Grade 3 Piping - Piobaireachd, 2/4 March, Strathspey and Reel
  • Amateur Grade 4 Senior (18+) Piping - Piobaireachd, 2/4 March
  • Amateur Grade 4 Junior (Under 18) Piping  - Piobaireachd, 2/4 March
  • Amateur Grade 5 Piping  - March, Piobaireachd


Drumming

  • Amateur Grade 1 Snare Drum - March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig 
  • Amateur Grade 2 Snare Drum - March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig 
  • Amateur Grade 3 Snare Drum - March, Strathspey and Reel
  • Amateur Grade 4 Senior (18+) Snare Drum - March, Quick March Medley 
  • Amateur Grade 4 Junior (Under 18) Snare Drum - March, Quick March Medley 
  • Amateur Grade 5 Snare Drum - March
  • Amateur Tenor Drumming - March, Strathspey and Reel, Medley 
  • Novice Tenor Drumming - March, March Set
  • Beginner Tenor Drumming - 4 Parts of March
  • Amateur Bass Drumming - March, Strathspey and Reel, Medley
  • Novice Bass Drumming  - March, March Set
  • Beginner Bass Drumming  - March, March Set


Click below to register for the Piping and Drumming competitions. Registration will include admission to the games. For more information, contact the Director of Mass Bands.