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Nevada Society of 
Scottish Clans



Great Basin Scottish Highland Games Hospitality Tent

Join Nevada Society of Scottish Clans at the 2nd Annual Great Basin Scottish Highland Games, presented by Northern Nevada Throwing Company.  We are hosting tents to share Society and heritage information, assist visitors to determine their clan and discover their tartan colors.  We invite all to come enjoy watching the Highland athletes compete, check out some beautiful Highland coos, and stop by the NSSC tent for some raffles, shortbread and camaraderie.  What a great way to enjoy Scottish heritage.

You may purchase event tickets at the gate, or buy them online at: GBSHG Tickets 


This event is not produced by NSSC.

Our Heritage

Founded in 1982, the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans is dedicated to celebrating and perpetuating the cultural heritage of Scotland and its people, including ancient customs, literature, music, games, history and dress.

The Society is based in Reno, and serves members in northern Nevada, northeastern California and beyond. Membership is not limited to people of Scottish decent.  It’s open to those who share in the Society’s mission and goals.

The Society has an impressive history of offering gatherings and events, with informative, educational and entertaining content and activities. Most notable, is the annual, renowned Robert Burns Celebration honoring the memory of Scotland’s beloved national poet. It is an evening steeped in pageantry and tradition, with guests dressed in kilts, colorful tartans and smart evening wear. A typical program features  bagpipe and Highland dance performances, a dramatic presentation of the haggis, festive toasts, whiskey tasting and presentation of the Society’s highest honor, the Silver Thistle Award to the Scot of the Year.

NSSC is a nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Directors and supported by committees and members, who volunteer their time to ensure the Society remains viable, year after year.

The Society is funded by membership dues, event fees, sponsorship fees, donations, in-kind-services and other sources.


Upcoming Events


Great Basin
Scottish Highland Games
Hospitality Tent

9:00 AM -

5:00 PM

Gandolfo Rodeo Arena

2200 Loop Road

Sparks, NV  89434


Tartan Mini Golf Tournament

3:00 PM

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

250 Wild Island Court
Sparks, Nevada  89434


Annual Picnic

10:00 AM

Bowers Mansion Park

Comstock Pavillion

4005 Bowers Mansion Rd

New Washoe City, NV 

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