The Northern Nevada Scottish Community celebrated Scotland's independence from England at the state legislature on Thursday.

They brought bag pipes, traditional Scottish weapons, literature, and more to celebrate "Tartan Day."

"We come down here to celebrate Scottish ancestry and to show the legislatures and the staff our society and our culture,” says William Puchert, Nevada Society of Scottish Clans.

In 2001, the Nevada Legislature designated a State Tartan (NRS 235.130) with the blue, silver, red, yellow and white colors symbolizing the state’s unique features.

The Scottish American Military Society will hold their Annual Tartan Day Ceilidh at the VFW Battle Born Post 9211, located at 255 VFW Historic (Burris) Ln, Reno (off of West Moana Lane near the old baseball field). Enjoy music and dance performances, raffles, bagpipers, food and more. SAMS will provide bangers and burgers. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck item. Beverages will be available at the VFW Post 9211 Cash Bar.

A $10 entry fee at the door is requested. The event is a fundraiser for the local Scottish veterans organization that supports their operating budget and allows them to give scholarships to local ROTC students.