In preparation for the 18th annual Utah Scottish Festival, to be held Saturday at historic Fort Douglas, Gov. Norm Bangerter proclaimed Saturday, June 13, as Scottish Day in Salt Lake City.

Larry McDonald, president of the Scottish Association, says festivities will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and will include bagpiping and a drumming competition with nine Mountain West bands, including the Salt Lake Scots and Utah Pipe Band.Highland dancers will compete, and athletic events will include tossing the caber. Other attractions are booths featuring Scottish foods and wares, a genealogy booth, clan and family displays, and a chance to learn Scottish country dancing; highland cattle, Clydesdale horses and Shetland ponies.

Admission is $5 for those 12 and older, under 12 free. Any child who is a patient at the University Medical Center, Primary Children's Medical Center or Shriner's Hospital is also free, when accompanied by a parent or staff member.