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Scottish celebration at First Presbyterian

Salt Lake City's First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St., will celebrate its Scottish roots with its annual Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-lee) Oct. 27 and 28. The church has been holding this celebration since 1984.

Activities begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 with a Jumble Sale (all-church yard sale). At 10 a.m., visitors are welcome to wander the craft booths and purchase Scottish baked goods. In addition, the Scottish Auction (raffle) opens, and everyone is invited to purchase or bid on items ranging from gift baskets to weekend trips.

There also will be many other events.

The festival ends Sunday with a special worship service that reminds Scottish clan members of the days when wearing the tartan was forbidden in Scotland. The Utah Power Salt Lake Scots Pipe Band has an integral part in this worship service, playing many of the musical numbers on bagpipe and drum. The public is welcome to attend this traditional service, which is offered twice on Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Entrance to the Ceilidh is free. For more information, call 363-3889 or visit

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