Acclaimed Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, is bringing his famous detective, John Rebus to the Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey
on Monday February 6th at 7pm,
This is the first stop on Rankins US Grand Tour as he launches his 30th Rebus novel, Rather be the Devil.
ASF Members and friends – you are invited to this special evening. There are limited tickets available (no charge) to this intimate evening which will include a reading, book signing, and Q & A session with a dram of whisky, shortbread, live music.
Rankin’s first Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987. Today, the Rebus series is translated into twenty-two languages and the books are bestsellers on several continents!
Rankin’s Inspector Rebus novels are set mainly in Edinburgh, and are considered major contributions to the Tartan Noir genre, a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and Scottish writers.
To learn more of Rankin’s work visit his website at http://www.ianrankin.net
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is now playing,through February 28th, featuring an all Scottish cast.
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland and The McKittrick Hotel at 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
The McKittrick has been transformed into a high-spirited Scottish pub for the production.
With a welcoming whisky shot ready for you upon arrival, one is transported to the Borders of Scotland on a snowey, snowey night…. and for the next two hours one joins Prudencia on her journey, and one does participate ….
The Hollywood Reporter when seeing the production noted: ,,,,”playing traditional melodies on the auld instruments .. all the world’s a stage for The National Theatre of Scotland as they present David Greig’s knowing appropriation of “Border Ballads,”
“Robert Burns and all manner of Gaelic culture, Highland and low.
“Audience participation will be demanded throughout…
“The National Theatre of Scotland could tour this extravaganza forever, and it’s welcome finally to arrive here.”
As Members of the ASF – Walkers Shortbread is offering you an exclusive 25% off discounts when you shop using this link.
In addition to their great shortbread we all love, try their preserves and also chees biscuits or oatcakes.
The offer will automatically be added to your order at checkout.
To inspire you, Visit the Recipe of the Month section and try CHOCOLATE DIPPED CANDY CANE SHORTBREAD.. delicious!
INGREDIENTS - Yield: 12 cookies
(1) box Walkers Shortbread Petticoat Tails
12 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon refined coconut oil or any light flavored oil
3 small candy canes, crushed
DIRECTIONS Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chocolate chips and the oil in a medium-size glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until smooth. Dip the shortbread in the chocolate and place the coated shortbread on the parchment lined tray. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the chocolate to harden. Store the finished cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The ASF is delighted the Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be our Whisky Ambassadors for our 22nd Burns Night Celebration on Friday January 20th hosting the Whisky tasting prior to the Burns Supper and helping to oversee the Address to the Haggis presentation.
We are also pleased to present a unique Holiday offer – from now through January 31st, 2017, ASF members will receive a special discount on membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - a perfect gift for the holiday season.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a private members’ club offering the world’s widest selection of single cask, single malt whisky. Bottled at cask strength without the addition of water, coloring, or filtration.
Founded in 1983 by a small group of friends celebrating the excellence of single malts from a single cask, the Society is based in Edinburgh with a membership today of over 30,000 whisky lovers.
ASF Members now have the opportunity of Special Membership pricing AND
- Access to the purchase exclusive single cask whiskies, only available through SMWS.
- Access to the SMWS Member Rooms in Edinburgh, Leith and London
- Invitations to tasting and events
- Quarterly subscription to Unfiltered -
· Membership with welcome kit of three carefully selected 100ml single cask, single malt whiskies, plus other Society goodies;
SMWS Price $229 : ASF Special Member $165 + tax and shipping
· Membership without welcome kit giving a Member preferred pricing on all casks
SMWS Price $129 : ASF Special Member $95
MEMBERS CONTACT THE ASF OFFICE to receive your Code – Not yet a Member, Join today and take advantage of this great membership offer.
The American-Scottish Foundation® Members and Friends, a special ticket offering to The Seeing Place Theater production of MACBETH by William Shakespeare at TSP Main Stage The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, NYC
Performances through December 22nd
Purchase through on line LINK HERE
with special discount code for ASF Member & friends,
Enter SCOTS01 when prompted
This fast-paced, modern dress performance features a diverse cast, exploring the lives of strong and witty Scotsmen undergoing turmoil and doing all that’s in their power to save their country. “I see thee compassed with thy kingdoms pearl, That speak my salutation in their minds, Whose voices I desire aloud with mine. Hail, King of Scotland!”.
About Scotland shares a Greeting to the World for a
Happy St Andrews Day. Delivered in an array of different languages from Mandarin to Arabic, Bengali, Hindu and Gaelic.
View here and then share YOUR Greeting using #ourstandrewsday. The Scottish Government will then be looking to share clips from your messages.
We share this powerful message from Scotland on this
St Andrew’s Day, that of friendship and unity among all people of the world.
A VERY HAPPY ST ANDREW’S DAY