Scottish Festival Returns to the Queen Mary for its 20th Year

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Exclusive Media Invitation: February 7th, 2013

The Queen Mary is pleased to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Southern California’s premier Scottish heritage event. If you have Media credentials and either a Scottish heritage, a love of Highland culture, a longing for the skirl of bagpipes or a fondness for unique Scotch whisky matched with Highland and Lowland cuisine...then you’re invited!

Join Queen Mary for an introduction to ScotsFest. Learn what the “whole nine yards” really means, enjoy traditional Scottish fare and have a wee dram with The Queen Mary as we celebrate Scottish heritage with the 20th Year of ScotsFest.

What:    An Exclusive Media Invitation to "A Taste of ScotsFest”

  •     Scotch whisky tasting short course offered by The Macallan, Scotland’s most esteemed marque
  •     Scottish cuisine pairings presented by The Queen Mary
  •     Scottish dance demonstration by The Scottish Royal Dance Society
  •     Scottish heritage demonstrations presented by Marj Rankine, Scottish Heritage Shoppe Purveyor

In Attendance: Dave Garman, Chief of The Scottish American Athletic Association
Chief Steven Gillan, Clan MacColin of Genderry    

When:    Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 11AM – 1:30 PM

Where:     The Royal Salon at The Queen Mary - 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA 90802

MEDIA RSVP BY February 6th to j.felix(at)freemanmccue(dot)com / 860-655-4221

About ScotsFest
Southern California's premiere Scottish Festival returns to Long Beach, February 16- 17, 2013 from 9AM-6PM. The 20th Annual ScotsFest at The Queen Mary offers guests a glimpse into Scottish culture and history. The two-day festival features authentic Scottish cuisine and music, sword dancing, athletic competitions and highland sports, a Grand Parade, live sheepherding exhibitions, and many more activities for the entire family. Whisky tastings sponsored by The Black Grouse, Famous Grouse, The Macallan, The Single Malt and Highland Park. Visitors travel from as far as Scotland to compete in the International Bag Piping and Scottish Dancing competitions. Amateurs and Professionals are invited to test their skill at darts, piping, dancing or sport. "Rock Yer Kilt" concert takes place 6PM-Midnight on Saturday. Festival Details at:

About Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

Johanna Felix
Freeman McCue for The Queen Mary

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