Pipe bands, highland games and all things Scottish invaded King’s Park for the annual Penticton Scottish Festival on Saturday.
“We do have reason to celebrate,” said Brian Johnston, president of the Penticton Scottish Festival Society after the completion of the 12 hour event. “But the real winners are the people who attended … We had over a 100 highland dancers along with their families, and another 100 pipers and drummers from around the province attending our event to compete.”
Johnston said the festival was well supported by the public who came to view the events that around 40 volunteers staged.
“Based on the success of the event the volunteer board is already planning for the third annual Penticton Scottish Festival, which will take place Saturday July 2, 2016. “We’ve heard positive comments from spectators, some of whom want to sign up as volunteers next year, where we will focus on bringing in more pipe bands.” said Johnston.