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Schedule & General Info


Bellingham Scottish Gathering Saturday June 1, 2024 General Information:


Pets are not allowed at the Scottish Gathering.

Competition Start Times:

Dancing, Piping, Drumming and Athletic events begin at 9 AM.


• Parking is free in downtown Blaine.
• Parking lots are reserved at Grace Lutheran Church, 702 G Street, and the Duty Free Americas lot at 2nd and C (does not include spots behind restaurant).

• Those attending athletic events on Semiahmoo Spit: parking is available at the field. Resort and condominium lots are not public parking.

Free Shuttle Bus:

Birch Bay Parks & Rec red bus will make regular and all-day stops at the two designated lots and the Welcome Center, 546 Peace Portal Drive (corner of Peace Portal and G Street).

Parking and Shuttle Map:


Ferry Rides Onboard Koinonia:

The ferry’s first run will be from Semiahmoo (the Plover Pier) leaving at 8:15 AM. The boat has 48-person capacity. Officials are scheduled for this trip but remaining seats on the first run are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Koinonia will run between Semiahmoo Spit and the Visitor Dock at Blaine Harbor until the last run at approximate 5:45 to Semiahmoo Spit. There is no cost for Scottish Gathering attendees. More info here


We suggest purchasing tickets online to save time when you arrive. Ticket booths are located at Marine Park and Semiahmoo Spit. Admission prices are:

  • Adults - $25,

  • Students/Seniors/Active Duty Military - $20

  • Family or Group of 4 - $62

  • Children under age free.

Special Ferry for Bellingham Scottish Gathering Attendees

The Bellingham Scottish Gathering announces ferry service from Blaine Harbor to Semiahmoo Spit on June 1st. Many of us will be reminded of ferry rides to events in Scotland; specifically the World Highland Dance Championships at Dunoon. Koinonia will cross Drayton Harbor on a regular schedule throughout the day. The short boat rides are provided free of charge to attendees at the Scottish Gathering. The first scheduled sailing leaves Semiahmoo Spit (Plover dock) at 8:15 AM. Scottish Gathering officials have reserved spots but all other seating on the 8:15 crossing is first-come-first serve. The boat has 48-passenger capacity and offers outside space and inside seating. What fun for
kids, adults, families, competitors and tourists!

Take a ride to see beautiful Semiahmoo Spit and watch the Scottish athletic events happening on the field across from Semiahmoo Resort. Take a stroll along the paved trails and see bald eagles on their regular perches overlooking the Salish Sea. You might see seals and other sea life along the way.

We hope the special journey reminds you of Scotland and gives you a chance to view some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest. It gives us great pleasure to think about the enjoyment you will experience at the Bellingham Scottish Gathering on June 1st.

General Schedule of Events

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Dance Schedule

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