Venue Map

2022 Charleston Scottish Games Vanue Map


To ensure a smooth entry into the games, please have your tickets ready to scan (printed out or on your phone) BEFORE coming to the gate.

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Event Schedule


Gates Open


Highland Dancing Competition Begins
Elite Amateur Athletes


Highland Dancing Competition


Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion
Sheep Dog Competition
Elite Amateur Athletes


Scotch Tasting Opens – Scotch Tent


Opening Ceremonies


Best Clan Tent Judging Begins


Sheep Dog Demonstration


Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion
Pipe Band Quartet Competition– Piping and Drumming Field


Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion


Scotch Tasting Ends


Awards Ceremony


Closing Ceremonies

Digital Program

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Food & Drink

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Scotch Whisky Tasting

11am – 4pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Beer Tent next to the Scotch tent

This year’s tasting will be an informal tasting, meaning you get to choose which scotches you wish to taste. The tasting will run from 11am till 3pm and will consist of approximately 30 Scotches. There is no appointment time needed, you may come and go as you please, tasting throughout the day if you choose. Entry is 21 years old and older. Upon entry you may purchase tasting tokens or chips for $5. Most Scotch tastes will be set at $5, but there will be some rarer Scotches that will cost two chips or $10 per taste. This year we are honored to have 2 Scotch ambassadors representing some of the most prestigious scotches in the world.

Some of the Scotches that will be included are:
Macallan, Balvenie, Dalmore, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh, Glenrothes, Highland Park, Jura, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and many more.

Alcohol Policy:

Alcohol can be consumed throughout the venue. Scotch has to be consumed within the scotch tasting tent.

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Celtic Folk Rock

Albannach Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums band

Jamie McGeechan

Award-Wining Singer-Songwriter and Musician

Charleston Pipe Band


Charleston Pipe Band photo

The Charleston Pipe Band was founded in 1995 as the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums by Police Chief Reuben Greenberg. Though the Charleston Pipe Band now operates as a fully independent 501(c)(3) organization it has not broken with its roots and maintains the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums Honor Band to serve the needs of the public safety community, locally and statewide. Sandy Jones, an internationally known pipe major, was the band’s first pipe major. His skills and experience as co-founder of the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming, a pipe major for the U.S. Air Force, and pipe band director of The Citadel led the band to many successes — laying the foundation for what would become an excellent corps of pipers and drummers. The 2004 Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) competition season marked the debut of the City of Charleston Police tartan, designed by Marjorie Warren specifically for the band. This tartan replaced the MacLean of Duart tartan and was first worn at the Virginia Scottish Games in Alexandria, VA. The police tartan is still worn by the band today, and it is widely recognized for its distinctive beauty.

The Charleston Pipe Band continues to grow and develop, providing service to the City of Charleston, the Charleston Police Department, the Public Safety Community of South Carolina, and the public at large through parades, performances, and instruction in the art of Highland piping and drumming. Its membership is composed primarily of civilian volunteers along with active-duty police, fire and safety officers. In pursuit of its mission to raise the level of Celtic music in the Lowcountry, the band offers lessons and private performing engagements – reach out online or in person to find out how you can hire the band or become its newest member!

Palmetto Pipes & Drums


Charleston Pipe Band photo

Palmetto Pipes and Drums was founded in 1996 with the mission to continue the tradition of Highland Piping and Drumming. The band has won awards in both Grade 4 and 5, including the Grade 4 EUSPBA Champions. We continue to perform for Kirkin’s, parades and massed bands. The band is based in Columbia, South Carolina, and are the Midlands only community pipe band. We continue to provide lessons in piping and drumming. If interested, please contact us at

City of Greenville Pipes and Drums


Charleston Pipe Band photo

Founded in 1974 by Malcolm Williams, The City of Greenville Pipes and Drums represents their community and the state of South Carolina through frequent performances in parades, festivals, concerts, highland games and other prestigious events throughout the Southeast.

Formerly known as the Piedmont Highlanders and The Piedmont Pipes and Drums, the band adopted its current name, The City of Greenville Pipes and Drums, in 2005 as they seek to promote and advance the cultural history and diversity of the City of Greenville and Upstate South Carolina. As a member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, the band competes regularly and has a highly successful history in competitions.

The band currently fields competition bands at the Grade level IV and V.

COGPAD is honored to participate as a performance band for this year’s Charleston Scottish Games!

Savannah Pipes & Drums


Charleston Pipe Band photo

Savannah, Georgia’s only Bagpipe Band. Established in 2007, the Savannah Pipes & Drums looks to expand Scottish Heritage throughout the Low Country. The band was formed with intent to compete and serve the community of Savannah. We have returned this year to competition after a short hiatus. With the generous support of the St. Andrew’s Society, we are continuing to grow and look forward to a bright future along with our good friends the Charleston Pipe Band.

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Q: Are pets allowed?
A: No. Only designated service animals may be admitted.

Q: How much is parking?
A: Parking is free!

Q: Can we bring outside food or drink?
A: No, sorry. We will have plenty of food and drink available for purchase, and $1 bottled water.

Q: Can we bring our own tent?
A: No.

Q: Are coolers allowed?
A: No, unless it’s for medical items.

Q: Can we bring folding chairs?
A: Yes. There will also be bleacher seating available.

Q: Do I have to be Scottish to attend?
A: No. You will be considered Scottish for the day.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: This is a Rain or Shine event.

Q: I bought a ticket online but my plans have changed. Can I get a refund?
A: No refunds, sorry.

Q: Will there be any ATMs?
A: Yes; ATMs will be located at the 3 Beer ticket sales locations and Will Call.



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