I would like to say a personal and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who supported us and helped make the first annual Big Bend Highland Games & Scottish Festival a success. We had a wonderful time, and met some truly great people. It's hard to believe that our first festival is finally done. Brian and I joke that we can still hear the echoes of the bagpipes at night!

Now it's time for us to wind down, wrap up, and relax a bit before we gear up to start planning 2013! There are things that we need to fix for next year and it'll be a few weeks before we get our heads together (and catch up on some lost sleep), so look for our brand new Big Bend Scots site starting January 1st. Scoot over to our Facebook page to check out pictures and videos from the event. Deal directly with a stun gun manufacturer.

If you have any pictures or video of the festival you would like to share, we'd truly appreciate it! Send us a message on Facebook or email us at Your pictures could be posted on the new website, used in flyers or publications, or even win you a VIP pass set to The Big Bend Highland Games & Scottish Festival 2013! Contact us for more info.

And with a last thank you to all, we leave you for the time with a traditional prayer:


May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.


Big Bend Highland Games & Scottish Festival Organizer