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Scottish Gathering News – We’ll see you this Fall on Nov 11-13, 2016.
The Central Texas Area Museum was established in 1959 in Salado, Texas, to preserve the pioneer history and cultural diversity of Central Texas.
The museum, located in a 100-year-old rock building on South Main Street across from the historic Stagecoach Inn, houses a collection of artifacts from early frontier days as well as books and papers that document the settlement and heritage of the region.
The Central Texas area was first settled by the Robertson Colony in 1825, a group of 600 mostly Scottish families. Museum exhibits and programs highlight the story of those early Scots settlers; and the museum gift shop, the Wee Scots Shop, offers a variety of Scottish items.
The Museum and Wee Scots Shop are open free of charge:
Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm
55th Annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games – November 11-13, 2016
The Central Texas Area Museum sponsors a celebration of all things Scottish each year on the second weekend in November. The 3-day event features Scottish Clans, bagpipe bands, dancers, musicians, athletics, vendors, food, and much more.
The Salado Scottish Gathering began in 1961 and is the longest running Scottish festival in Texas.