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The Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit event whose purpose is to promote the Scottish culture, to raise funds toward local non-profit organizations
and to award Scottish cultural scholarships for Highland dancing and piping.

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2017 Co-Sponsors

  • Westfield Bank
  • New England Public Radio
  • Burger King of Northampton
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette
  • The Valley Advocate/Preview
  • Rescom, Inc.

2017 Recipients

  • Forum House, Westfield, a service of ViAbility, Inc., Northampton
  • River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke
  • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers
  • 2016 Co-Sponsors

    • Westfield Bank
    • New England Public Radio
    • Burger King of Northampton
    • Daily Hampshire Gazette
    • The Valley Advocate/Preview

    2016 Recipients

    • Forum House, Westfield, a program of Human Resources Unlimited
    • River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke
    • Look Park Train Fund, Florence
    • Dakin Animal Shelter (in memoriam), Springfield
    • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

    • Piping Brannagh O'Donnell, Assonet, MA

      2015 Co-Sponsors

      • Westfield Bank
      • New England Public Radio
      • Burger King of Northampton
      • Bertera Subaru of West Springfield
      • Daily Hampshire Gazette
      • The Valley Advocate/Preview

      2015 Recipients

      • Forum House, Westfield, a program of Human Resources Unlimited
      • River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke
      • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

      • Drummer - Maeghan Bielski, Middleboro, MA
        Piper - Zachary Brown, Westford, MA

        2014 Co-Sponsors

        • Westfield Bank
        • New England Public Radio 88.5 FM WFCR and AM 640 & 91.7 FM all-news WNNZ
        • Burger King of Northampton

        2014 Recipients

        • Forum House, Westfield, a program of Human Resources Unlimited
        • River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke
        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

        • Drummer - Ian Bielski, Middleboro, MA
          Highland Dancing - Alison Lyder-Norton, Nashua, NH

          2013 Co-Sponsors

          • New England Public Radio 88.5 FM WFCR and AM 640 & 91.7 FM all-news WNNZ
          • Burger King of Northampton
          • Daily Hampshire Gazette
          • The Valley Advocate
          • Donations - Trader Joe's, Hadley
            - FieldEddy Insurance

          2013 Recipients

          • Human Resources Unlimited Programs:
            Forum House, Westfield
          • River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke
          • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

          • Piping Brannagh O'Donnell, Assonet, MA
            Piping Maeghan Bielski, Middleboro, MA

            2012 Co-Sponsors

            • New England Public Radio 88.5 FM WFCR and AM 640 & 91.7 FM all-news WNNZ
            • Burger King of Northampton
            • Daily Hampshire Gazette
            • The Valley Advocate

            2012 Recipients

            • Human Resources Unlimited Programs:
              Forum House, Westfield
              Starlight Center, Florence
              Tradewinds, Southbridge
              Lighthouse, ETS/Custom Packaging, Pyramid Project, and Workforce Alternatives, Springfield
            • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

            • Piping Evan McManus, Sandwich, MA
              Piping Ian Bielski, Middleboro, MA

              2011 Co-Sponsors

              • 88.5FM-WFCR, WNNZ 640AM, NPR News and Music for Western New England
              • Burger King of Northampton
              • Daily Hampshire Gazette
              • The Valley Advocate
              • Donations - Walkers Shortbread
                - Westfield Bank
                - Field Eddy Insurance

              2011 Recipients

              • Human Resources Unlimited Programs:
                Forum House, Westfield
                Starlight Center, Florence
                Tradewinds, Southbridge
                Lighthouse, ETS/Custom Packaging, Pyramid Project, and Workforce Alternatives, Springfield
              • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

              • Piping Evan McManus, Sandwich, MA
                Piping Kane McManus, Sandwich, MA

                2010 Co-Sponsors

                • 88.5FM-WFCR, WNNZ 640AM, NPR News and Music for Western New England
                • Burger King of Northampton
                • Daily Hampshire Gazette
                • The Valley Advocate

                2010 Recipients

                • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                • Historic White Church Endowment Fund, Blandford, MA
                • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                • Highland Dancing Sarah Flanagan, Leominster MA
                  Highland Dancing Keeley Driscoll, Holland, MA

                  2009 Co-Sponsors

                  • 88.5FM-WFCR, WNNZ 640AM, NPR News and Music for Western New England
                  • Burger King of Northampton
                  • Daily Hampshire Gazette
                  • The Valley Advocate

                  2009 Recipients

                  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                  • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                  • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                  • Piping Kirk Brunson, Derry, NH

                    2008 Recipients

                    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                    • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                    • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                    • Piping Raquel MacFarlane, Marion, MA
                      Highland Dancing Morgan Pell, East Sandwich, MA

                      2007 Recipients

                      • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                      • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                      • Daly & Halligan Committee, Northampton, Ma
                      • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                      • Piping none submitted
                        Highland Dancing Colleen Kelly, Great Barrington, MA

                        2006 Recipients

                        • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                        • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                        • Piping Raquel MacFarlane, Marion, MA
                          Highland Dancing Morgan Pell, East Sandwich, MA

                          TROPHY DONATIONS
                        • Grade 4 Piping - The Adams Family in memory of Jack Munro
                        • Grade 3 Piping - Dr. & Mrs. Brian Sutton & Family
                        • Grade 2 Piping - Dr. & Mrs. Paul Gagnon & Family
                        • Piper of the Day - St. Andrews Society of Massachusetts

                          OTHER DONATIONS
                        • Howard Seinkiewicz - loan of walkie-talkies.
                        • Dresser Hull Lumber Co, Lee, MA - Dance stage lumber
                        • Northampton WalMart - money toward tents
                        • Big Y - money toward lunches

                        2005 Recipients

                        • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hampshire County
                        • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                        • Piping none submitted
                          Highland Dancing Fiona Jean Brown, Stockbridge, MA
                          Jennifer Schoonover, Dorchester, MA

                        2004 Recipients

                        • Forum House of Westfield Human Resources Unlimited
                        • The Star Light Center of Northampton Human Resources Unlimited
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                        • Piping none submitted
                          Highland Dancing Victoria MacArthur, Braintree, MA
                          - Colleen Kelly, Great Barrington, MA

                        2003 Recipients

                        • Forum House of Westfield
                        • The Stanley Park of Westfield Education Fund
                        • Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum
                        • Discover Westfield Children's Museum
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                        • Piping Jamie Boulais, Pittsfield, MA
                          Highland Dancing Lauren Boyce, Medway, MA

                        2002 Recipients

                        • Forum House of Westfield
                        • The Stanley Park of Westfield Education Fund
                        • Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum
                        • Discover Westfield Children's Museum
                        • Westfield Vocational Technical High School
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers

                        • Piping Anne Spencer, Williamstown, MA
                          Highland Dancing Fiona Jean Brown, Stockbridge, MA

                        2001 Recipients

                        • Discover Westfield Children's Museum
                        • The Stanley Park of Westfield Education Fund
                        • Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum
                        • Westfield Vocational Technical High School
                        • Scholarship Fund - Pipers and Dancers
                          Piping Steve Turkington, Holland, MA
                          Highland Dancing Julia Wells,Sheffield, MA

                        Committee

                        The Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival Committee members are all volunteers. We meet once a month at Forum House, 55 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. New members are always welcome, and if you have an interest in Scottish Culture, and are willing to serve on the committee or volunteer to work at the Fesitval, please contact one of the Committee members below, e-mail or or call us. (See Festival Information, Contact Information).

                        Marty Baillargeon: Advertising
                        JJ Williams: Vendors
                        Laurie Flechsig: Scholarships, Program, Information Booth
                        Stephen Foy: Treasurer
                        Peter Langmore: Chairman
                        Jonathan Tucker: Clans
                        Julie MacNayr Pike: Secretary, Program, Information Booth
                        Al Wilder: Athletic Competition
                        Neil MacKinnon: Sponsors
                        Kalyn Burke: Entertainment
                        Janet Foy: Piping and Drumming, Pipe Band Competitions
                        Cathy Gibbs: Dance Competition
                        Maggie Carchrie: Dance Competition
                        Barbara Moulton: Volunteers
                        Jeff Lander: Web
                        Cindy Williamson: Volunteers, Gate
                        Melissa Wilder: Scottish Animals
                        Zander DiMare: Grounds
                        Susan Askin: Celtic Pub
                        Brian Grady: Celtic Pub
                        David Turner: Celtic Pub
                        David Shelton: Celtic Pub

                      Picture Gallery of Past Festivals

                      The Bell Family on stage 2011

                      The Bell Family on stage 2011
                       

                      Nancy Bell spinning wool

                      Nancy Bell spinning wool
                      Photo courtesy Michael Beswick, The Republican, 2011
                       

                      Caber Toss Caber Toss

                      Highland Games: Caber Toss
                      Photo courtesy Michael Beswick, The Republican, 2011
                       

                      2005 Opening Ceremonies 2005 Opening Ceremonies

                      2005 Opening Ceremonies
                       

                      Sheaf Toss

                      Highland Games: Sheaf Toss
                       

                      Charlie Zahm

                      Charlie Zahm
                       

                      Highland cattle

                      Highland Cattle
                       

                      Highland Pipe Band

                      Highland Pipe Band
                       

                      Highland Dance Competition Highland Dance Competition Highland Dance Competition

                      Highland Dance Competition

                       

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