The American-Scottish Foundation®

Edinburgh Castle in the snow

American-Scottish Foundation Members and Friends,

Welcome to our website where we look to keep you updated on the ASF, and our partners, news, our projects and events.


At The American-Scottish Foundation's Annual General Meeting held on January 10th, chaired by Vice Chairman Elizabeth de Forest Scott. Kenneth C. Donnelly was appointed Chairman of the Foundation succeeding Alan Bain who now becomes Chairman Emeritus and remains on the Board


In the weeks ahead through our ENews we will share News not only of our own events but of events our Members and Friends are invited to attend and ones we feel may be of interest.  ASF looks to be a portal of information for lovers of Scotland.  Through your support we have a vibrant platform on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  


There are many ways to become involved and help support all that we do.  We invite you to become a Member.

- Details of Membership, both individual and corporate, are available. Membership is annual, from the date you join us.


We invite all to attend ASF Events - Visit our Events page often where our Events are listed.


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If you have specific questions please call us at the ASF Office on 212 605 0338 or email us directly at

Camilla G Hellman, MBE

The American-Scottish Foundation presents lunchtime concerts April 6th, 7th & 8th in celebration of Tartan Week and the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, April 7th.

Tartan Day Observance

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of National Tartan Day

In words and music with Readings from Senate Resolution & Presidential Decrees Excerpts from the Declaration of Arbroath

  • DATE: Friday April 6, 2018
  • TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Pipes & Drums on the Fountain Terrace

Hear the sound of some of our leading Pipe Bands as they prepare for the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade.

(Schedule to be announced)
  • DATE: Saturday April 7, 2018
  • TIME: 11:15 AM - 1 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Scotland on the Fountain Terrace

(Schedule to be announced)
  • DATE: Sunday April 8, 2018
  • TIME: 12:30 -1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

SAVE THE DATE for the 20th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday April 7, 2018!

The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the National Tartan Day New York Committee, organizers of the New York Tartan Day Parade and leading events surrounding the week.

ASF Members and Friends are invited to join us as we march up Sixth Avenue, led by the NY Metro Pipe Band, to the cheers of the crowds and with the thousands marching.

Thank you all, for marching with us in 2017!

Unlock Your Scottish Genealogy


The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to have a vibrant and growing platform of Arts and Culture programming.

The American-Scottish Foundation is honored to have been invited to join the Landmarks 50 project and develop the fascinating history of THE SCOTS WHO BUILT NEW YORK, chronicling the contribution of Scottish Americans to the building of New York.

Most exciting of all - the ASF is developing a walking tour app (with an accompanying map) which will feature over 55 important Scottish locations in NYC! We are aiming to have a test version of part of the Map ready for Tartan Week in April. For more information and to support this project, please click here.


Clan Hannay and Sorbie Tower

Our Mission

The mission of The American-Scottish FoundationĀ®, an international not-for-profit organization, is to establish links and strengthen ties between Scotland and the United States, through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, and business activities.

The mission remains as relevant today as when ASF was founded in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton - to champion the extraordinary relationship between the peoples of Scotland and the United States - a bridge between the two great countries - seeking to strengthen & support the future of the Scottish American diaspora, and its legacy.

A Look Back On The ASF In 2017

Support Us

There are many ways to support the Foundation, including: attending events; being a member; making donations; and serving on a committee.

Our programs are varied and our Initiatives section showcases particular areas of ASF's work, enabling gifting to programs which you specifically wish to support.