PHOTOS: 20th Annual Queen Mary ScotsFest honors fallen police officers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

Built in Scotland 82 years ago, today the Queen Mary boat is moored in Long Beach. It's the backdrop of ScotsFest 2013

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

Long Beach Police Pipe Band Major and President of LA Scots, Scott MacDonald, will perform a tribute in honor of fellow Scotsman and fallen officer Jeremiah MacKay during the opening ceremonies of the 20th Annual Scottish Festival at The Queen Mary.

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

Mindy Rice played in the parade that honored fallen police officers.

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

Border collie sheep herding demonstration during ScotsFest 2013.

ScotsFest 2013

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The gathering of the clans during the grand parade.

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

John Crookston from Torrence warms up before the parade.

ScotsFest 2013

Matt Rogers

Stiltman at ScotFest 2013.


With the majestic Queen Mary ocean liner docked in the harbor, bagpipe players from throughout California are in Long Beach this weekend for the 20th annual "ScotsFest."

This year's festivities began Saturday and conclude today. They honored Riverside police officer Michael Crain and San Bernadino sheriff's detective Jeremiah MacKay, killed during the search for fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner. MacKay was a bagpipe player.

ScotFest 2013 includes traditional Scottish activities from Highland dancing and games like the caber toss, to a grand parade with representatives from authentic clans, and even whiskey tasting.

 

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