HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Scotland is a place filled with rich and ancient culture, breathtaking landscapes, and a proud population.
But many people don't realize Scotland is also an island chain.
The mainland is part of the island of Great Britain, but Scotland has over 790 offshore islands.
Some 6,842 miles away — in the middle of the Pacific — a community of Scottish transplants, ancestors, and admirers has formed. And this weekend, they're hosting a big bash at Ala Moana Beach Park.
The annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games will be held Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the heritage and history of the Scots in Hawaii.
Hosted by the Hawaiian Scottish Association, the festival at McCoy Pavilion will go from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Festival Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free.
There will be demonstrations of swordplay, weaving, fencing, and food vendors offering traditional Scottish fare.
Yes, even canned haggis.