Frequently Asked Questions
What is Scottish
Ramble is a two day Scottish festival held at and sponsored by Landmark Center in
St. Paul, Minnesota.
For over 25 years it has included music, dance, food, vendors and cultural information about Scotland
and those of
I want to hear
pipes, will there be bagpipes?
Each day of Scottish Ramble features bagpipes as part of the entertainment.
During Saturday's Highland Dance
Competition a solo piper will play for the competing dancers. Pipe bands usually
play on both Saturday and Sunday.
In the past, an open
rehearsals have been scheduled, so those who would like to get up close
with the pipes have the
Will there be
Yes! Saturday's Main Stage schedule will consist primarily of
Highland Dance Competition. Even the littlest dancers will
have the chance to dance on the Cortile stage.
Dancers: Click Here for the competition form.
Scottish food? Don't
tell me haggis, right?
For those who love it, we're very sorry, but Scottish Ramble
will not feature haggis this year.
Other Scottish savory items including bridies and meat pies will be available to purchase.
MacEwan’s Ale and your choice of many single malt Scotch whiskies will be
offered from the Pub in the Cortile. Non-Alcoholic beverages, such as Irn-Bru, a
favorite soft drink in Scotland, will
also be available.
I heard there are
Cultural Presentations, what are they?
Center gives Scottish Ramble the unique opportunity to offer presentations
upstairs in the Courtrooms of 3rd
and 4th floor on Scottish topics. These topics change a bit each year. Past
topics have included The Book of Kells, the
Scottish Independence Movement, Mary Queen of Scots, & the seminars of Dr. Philip Smith.
Please visit the Schedule page to see what other topics are being offered this
Are there children's
Ramble is a family friendly event and we're adding activities for families and
kids all the time. Please visit the
"Just for Kids" page to learn more.