Highlanders & Outlanders

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Our second annual Scottish festival at the Red Mountain Library will take place Saturday, Oct 20, 2018. Join us for a full day celebration and be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win a DVD or a signed copy of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.

Visit the events calendar for our full schedule


Start Time: All Day 
Scottie Craft Time

Description: Drop by the Children's desk all day for a festive Scottie Dog craft in honor of our 2nd annual Scottish celebration!
Start Time: 10:30 AM 
Scottish Genealogy 101
Description: The Caledonian Society’s Chief Genealogist and Historian, Robert M. Wilbanks IV, will present an overview to Genealogy on the Internet. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a DVD or a signed copy of D...

Start Time: 10:30 AM
Outlander Photo Shoot and Editing Workshop
Description: Transport yourself to 18th century Scotland through the magic of photo editing. Wear your best Outlander outfit--kilts encouraged.

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Outlander Book Discussion and Trivia Game
Description: Bring your favorite book in the Outlander series to discuss with other Heughligans or Caitriots and play our Trivia game. (Brown Bag if you like)

Start Time: 1:00 PM 
Outlander Travelogue
Description: Lois Wallace of Authentic Celtic Travels will take you to Scotland on a tour of the places featured in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. With maps, pictures and videos, you'll feel as if you've been transpo...

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Personal Genealogy 1-on-1 Sessions
Description: Curious about your Scottish (or other) ancestors? Drop into the THINKspot to discover your family history with a professional genealogist from the Caledonian Society. 

Start Time: 2:00 PM 
Clannish Much?
Description: Curious about the Clans? Did they get it right in Outlander, Braveheart or Rob Roy? Let Bob Wallace sort out fact from fiction and the Highlanders from the Lowlanders in this entertaining look at Scottish history.

Start Time: 2:45 PM 
It's Whisky, Not Whiskey
Description: If you happen to be Scottish instead of Irish, that is. It's also know as uisge or uisce beatha--"water of life"--in both languages. Don Finch of the Caledonian Society will discuss how whisky is made...

Start Time: 3:30 PM 
Highland Dancing 
Description: Enjoy the dancers of the Arizona Academy of Highland Dance. Learn the history of the dance and have fun "stepping"--for children of all ages, whether Scottish or not.