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Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Buffalo-Niagara region will be seeing more men and women in kilts next summer than ever before. Representatives from Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village were spotted this past Friday at the St. Louis Highland Games in Missouri. They were there to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host the Masters World Championship Highland Games 2016 on August 19th, 20th, & 21st. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, the former Amherst Museum, has hosted the Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival, Highland Games, and Gathering of the Clans for over 30 years. The event will move from a one-day, Saturday-only festival, to a three-day event starting off with a traditional Scottish Ceilidh on the evening of the 19th, kicking off the festival weekend. Next year’s festival and competition will include mass bagpipe bands, Scottish dancing, music, food, drinks, kilts, clans, Celtic vendors, and much more! Next year, the festival will highlight the Masters World Championship, and the event will be bigger than ever before. The championship will bring hundreds of competitors from around the world to Western New York.This past August, the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival saw 3,000 visitors.The 2016 Scottish Festival and Masters World Championship is expected to double the event’s attendance to over 6,000. The Masters World Championship Highland Games 2016 will be a collaboration between Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, the Buffalo Heavies, Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Town of Amherst, and Scottish Masters Athletics International. For more information about next year’s Masters World Championship Highland Games, keep following Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s Scottish Festival website atwww.bnhv.org/Scottish. See you next year at the Masters World Championship Highland Games!



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