Traditional Scottish Arts Camps

Prior to the GMHG there are several Scottish cultural camps. They are not included in a GMHG ticket and they are run by individuals who have a passion for sharing Scottish traditions. Please reach out to these camps separately for more information.



In 1965, Highland dance teacher Sally Southerland from Charlotte, NC; Ludovic Grant-Alexander, the director of The Citadel Pipe Band in Charleston; and the developers of Invershiel, a replica of a Scottish Highlands village at the foot of Grandfather Mountain gathered to imagine a summer program to teach dancing, piping, and Scottish history and culture. The first Highland Arts Camp opened in June 1966 with 20 campers on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, and the tradition will continue on that same campus in 2024.

North American Academy of Piping and Drumming

The piping and drumming school was started by the late John McFayden, of Glasgow, Scotland, and Pipe Major Sandy Jones. The school's professional instructors conduct one-week classroom instruction on all aspects of piping and drumming.

Mairi MacInnes

Scots Gaelic Language & Song Week

GMHG Corporate Sponsors

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