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Wallace Award® Gala Dinner: November 1, 2011
Public Catalogue Foundation Reception at Christie's
Public Concert : September 12, 2011
New York Tartan Day Parade : April 9, 2011
Burns Night Dinner : January 21, 2011

Wallace Award® Gala Dinner

At a Gala Dinner at the University Club on November 1, 2011, The Wallace Award® was presented to noted historian and author Duncan A. Bruce, who served on the ASF board for many years, and the Rt. Hon. The Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of Scottish and Southern Energy and the Weir Group for their important contributions to American/Scottish relations.

Remarks were delivered by Robin Naysmith, Scottish Government Counsellor, North America; HM Consul General Danny Lopez; His Excellency Sir Mark Lyall Grant, KCMG, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Alfred A Bissett, Past President of the St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York.











Public Catalogue Foundation Reception at Christie's

The ASF has partnered with The Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF), a British charity dedicated to cataloging publicly owned paintings in Scotland - to raise funds and awareness as well as improve access to rare Scottish paintings dispersed across museums, galleries, universities, hospitals, fire stations and even lighthouses.

As an introduction to this important project, the ASF joined with Christie's on October 16, 2011, to host a review of PCF's work. A similar event took place with Living Legacy of Scotland in Washington DC. The functions created awareness of PCF's initiative, cataloging over 30,000 paintings in Scotland and over 300,000 throughout Britain.





The September Concert at Old Slip

In October 2001, the American-Scottish Foundation® invited the Band of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards, along with the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards, to come to New York City to perform a series of free public performances held around town, as the City drew on its strength.

Ten years later, on Monday September 12th, the American-Scottish Foundation, in association with the New York Police Museum, presented a free concert in Lower Manhattan, to thank the Lothian and Borders Police & InChorus Choirs, and the West Yorkshire Police Brass Band, for being in New York and for taking part in the 10th Anniversary 9/11 observances, allowing New Yorkers to enjoy their soaring voices and stirring music.

The concert was part of a series arranged by The September Concert Foundation, and one of over 200 concerts that took place worldwide, as the Foundation fulfilled its mission to "fill the air with music" over the course of the weekend, September 9-12th, 2011.


The 14th Annual Tartan Day Parade was a wonderful day as the city celebrated its Scottish American heritage. The parade of over 2000 bands, clans and friends of Scotland were greeted by cheering crowds as they marched up Avenue of the Americas.

The American-Scottish Foundation® is proud to be one of the three founder members of The National Tartan Day New York Committee and a lead organizer of the Parade.

The 16th Annual ASF Burns Night celebration, held in association with the University Club, once again celebrated Scotland national Bard Robert Burns in great style. 

A reception with Whisky tasting by InBev began the traditional vening's proceedings. The University Club was decked in tartan for the night  and from the salute to the Haggis, given by ASF Board Member Dougal Munro, to the toasts to the Lads and Lassies from Mike Ogletree and Maureen McMullen, through to the highland dancing at the conclusion of the evening, it was, as one guest noted, "as if they were in the Highlands".