ASF Events 2021


All events are open to both members and non-members of the ASF unless otherwise stated. All are encouraged to become members of the Foundation in order to receive special pricing for certain functions and notice of special events.

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#ScotsInUS Podcast - July 19, 2021

FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT EDINBURGH in conversation with Francesca Hegyi, Executive Director of the Edinburgh International Festival

With Lyndsey Jackson, Deputy CEO of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Anthony Alderson, the Pleasanze Theater Company

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON July 19, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.



Abbotsford - Clebrating the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott on August 15th

We are joined in conversation as Abbotsford spotlights Ivanhoe - The National Library of Scotland speaks to us of the works of Scott in the nations collection and the Folio Society share with us news of a special ltd edition of Rob Roy they are publishing.

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON August 2, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.




New from Scotland Art & Fashion Update

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON August 16, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.










2022 Events






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Past 2021 Events


#ScotsInUS Podcast - July 12, 2021

Alexander Hamilton - in conversation with Nicole Scholet of the Alexander Hamilton Society

July 12, 2021 is the 217th Anniversary of his death on July 12 1804. Hamilton's Legacy today. John Kinnear joins us to speak of Hamilton's contribution to the lighthouses he pionered to protect the US coast line.

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON July 12, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


96th Annual Round Hill Highland Games

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lime Rock Park, Main Spectator Entrance
60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039

Held at Lime Rock Park among the Litchfield County Hills, or what is described as "the Western Highlands of Connecticut," the games offer family fun and festivities for Scots and Scots-At-Heart.

The Round Hill Highland Games are the third oldest games of its type in the United States. Since 2016, the games have been held at Lime Rock Park.

The Games are open to the public, and are held rain or shine. Tickets are $20 for adults ticket and $15 for children. Also military and vets with ID and their families are free. Kids enter for free if they are wearing a kilt and carrying a toy sword or dressed as Merida from the Disney movie "Brave." All proceeds are collected by the Round Hill organization for benevolence and to preserve Scottish heritage, and to support the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter.

Come find our tent ... look forward to seeing you

For more information, visit  www.facebook.com/RoundHillHighlandGames


#ScotsInUS Podcast - June 21, 2021

Scotland Opening Up

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON June 21, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


#ScotsInUS Podcast - June 7, 2021

News From Scotland

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON June 7, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


#ScotsInUS Podcast - May 31, 2021

Round Up

In conversation with Linsmore Abbey, Edinburgh Whisky Academy Edinburgh.
To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON May 31, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


#ScotsInUS Podcast - May 17, 2021

Aye Write

In conversation curator and overview with Kirsten Innes "Scabby Queen", and Robbie Morrison "Edge of the Grave"

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON May 17, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


#ScotsInUS Podcast - May 17, 2021

Culloden, the 275th Anniversary Inverness Castle regeneration - The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs today.

Monday May 17th - 7PM EDT. We are joined by:

Donald MacLaren of MacLaren, Convenor of The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs who speaks to us of his role as Convenor and the role of a Clan Chief

Professor Donna Heddle, Chair of the University of the Highlands and Islands Tourism and Director of the Institute of Northern Studies shares the major regeneration project under way at Inverness Castle and around the espande.

Kirstin Bridier, Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA speaks to us of the plans surrounding the 275th Anniversary of the Battle of Culloden and work of the NTS in their oversight of the historic battlefield.

The video podcast will be available on Facebook or to hear this ScotsInUs Podcast On May 17, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Please join us for our monthly Sounds From Scotland program live on the American Scottish Foundation Facebook for great Scottish music, news and interviews!

Sunday May 16th from 4PM - 5PM EDT

Our guests for Sounds From Scotland on May 16th are Skerryvore and Craig Weir.

Skerryvore are one of Scotland's hottest groups and have built up an international following with fans all over the world. Skerryvore represent the best in traditional contemporary Scottish music, fusing elements of traditional Scottish music with pop and rock crossover appeal Skerryvore are globally loved. Their recent single "Everyday Heroes" clinched the number 1 spot on the Official Scottish Charts.

Craig Weir is an award winning bagpiper and singer songwriter who has performed alongside Queen, The Libertines, Dougie MacLean and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has been invited to perform for many dignitaries including the Dalai Lama, Alex Ferguson, Andy Murray and Michelle Obama. This talented young Scot hails from Dundee and has performed solo and with his band Gleadhraich throughout the world including performances at New York Tartan Week and in China, Belgium, Germany and Spain. Hosted by Jamie McGeechan.

Live on the American Scottish Foundation Facebook page
www.facebook.com/americanscottish



The American-Scottish Foundation invites you to join us May 7th - 5- 7 PM EST for a Spotlight on Our Scottish Environment”

Highlights of the event include:

5 PM NTSFUSA Film:
Great Gardens of Perthshire, Kinross, and the Kingdom of Fife. The film explores some of the significant designed landscapes including several private gardens held in the same families for more than 300 years and cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.

6 PM “In Conversation Halfway to COP26” with notable Scottish guests with regards to environmental, economic and cultural sustainability of Scotland. Guests include: Chef Gary Maclean, Rodderick McClennan, Su Cox and Beth Mouat.

This event is being held in association with the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA with the live event held May 7th, and internet access to the program through May 30th.

To Learn More and Register Click Here.




VIA ZOOM
LED BY HEATHER QUIST AND JOHN KINNEAR


Have you been confusing Thomas Lamb (extravagant theatres), Hugh Lamb (quirky apartments) and William Lamb (something called the Empire State Building)? The American-Scottish Foundation invites all to a Zoom webinar on these three architects who helped make NYC what it is. We’ll be combining historic photos, current video, special guests and Q&A in a live presentation. Part of the ASF’s “Scots Who Built New York” project.

REGISTER HERE


May 3, 2021
Scottish Art Today

Guests Gerard Burns - Bonhams spotlight The Scottish Colorists and we prepare for the Aye Write Book Festival

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON May 3, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


April 19, 2021
Tartan Day Lookback

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON APRIL 19, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.















National Tartan Day Celebration
April 6, 2021

The Scottish Coalition USA and National Tartan Day Capital Committee (Washington DC) Present A Celebration National Tartan Day and presentation of the 2021 National Tartan Day Award.
To Learn More Click Here



National Tartan Day Lecture
Scotland & Britain Post Brexit
April 6, 2021



April 5, 2021
Tartan Day - Importance - History - Legacy

National Tartan Day - The history and legacy. Guests: The Scottish Coalition USA - John Bellassai - Ken Donnelly

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON APRIL 5, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.




March 15, 2021
Abbotsford 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott

GREAT HOUSE OF SCOTLAND Abbotsford 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott, BONHAMS EDINBURGH spotlight DUNROBIN CASTLE ATTIC SALE, Scotland in London, The Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON MARCH 15, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


March 1, 2021
Scottish American Diaspora 2021

In conversation with Viscount Dunrossil

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON MARCH 1, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


To Learn More Click Here.



February 15, 2021
Kiltskate Canada goes International

In conversation with Don Cummer Kiltskate Canada

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


February 1, 2021
In Conversation with Rt Hon Viscount Thurso, Chairman, VisitScotland

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.







January 18, 2021
Celebrating Robert Burns

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


January 4, 2021
Looking Back and Looking Forward

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Past 2020 Events


December 21, 2020
The Impossible Row

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.



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December 7, 2020
Revisiting organizations helping young people, The Shetlands and more. . .

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.



December 4-6
Scottish North American Community Conference




December 2
Kiftsgate Court Gardens:
Three Generations of Women Gardeners

To Register: Please visit www.royal-oak.org/events. Please enter The American Scottish Foundation code AMSCOTT20 at check out to receive the discounted co-sponsor price. If you have any questions, please email zoom@royal-oak.org.




November 29, 2020
Sounds From Scotland St. Andrews Celebration

To Learn more and Purchases tickets for this virtual Presentation click here.


November 23, 2020
Organizations Helping Young People

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast by visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.




November 17
The “Other” Tudors: Edward VI and Mary I

King Henry V’s only son and eldest daughter grab fewer headlines than King Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth I, but their actions helped shape the religious and political history of England and Europe. Edward VI was a zealous reformer dedicated to establishing strong Protestant doctrine in England. His first Book of Common Prayer promoted uniform worship throughout the country, and his second prayer book provided a model used in the Church of England for 400 years. His dedication to religious reform lasted until the end of his life when he tried to upend the law to prevent a Catholic from taking the throne.

To Register: Please visit www.royal-oak.org/events. Please enter The American Scottish Foundation code AMSCOTT20 at check out to receive the discounted co-sponsor price. If you have any questions, please email zoom@royal-oak.org.



ASF continues to share with you Poppyscotland's wonderful initative to see buildings throughout Scotland bathed in red light in honor of Remembrance Day and in support of their vital work for the Armed Forces community.

Young Scot and ASF Friend Martin Urquart shares with us photos of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum part of Poppyscotland Remembrance Day Appeal.

Remembrance Day, November 11th:
Reflecting & Remembering

One of the years most poignant moments is Remembrance Day, at the 11minute of the 11th hour, the 11th day of the 11th month a moment of silence is taken and wreaths layed in honor of all those who have given their lives.

This year we cannot gather and so we take a moment to look back to Remembrance Day 2019. ASF was honored to join our sister societies at the Queen Elizabeth II Garden, Hanover Square, Lower Manhattan, for a wreath laying ceremony. The Foundation was represented by our Vice Chairman, Elizabeth De Forest Scott.



ASF AT HOME - Live from Scotland

Mary Queen of Scots & the Men Who Influenced Her Life
Thursday October 22nd -  4.30pm 

Virtual Zoom Talk - with Musical Interlude

To Learn More and Make A Reservation $20 - CLICK HERE
Zoom link sent closer to the event









The Declaration of Arbroath – 700th Anniversary
2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, one of Scotland's most important historical artefacts.

A Copy of the Declaration will be on display at Federal Hall, which is said to have inspired the American Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration is a letter dated 6 April 1320 written by the barons and freeholders of the Kingdom of Scotland to Pope John XXII, asking him to recognise Scotland's independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country's lawful king.

Visitors will view an English translation of the original Latin text, and learn about the context in which it was written 700 years ago.










A Celebration of National Tartan Day with talk by Prof. Donna Heddle

April 6, 2020, 12:00 pm ET | Online Broadcast

April 6, 2020 marks the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath and is National Tartan Day in North America.

The program will begin with a short discussion of the origins of Tartan Day in the United States, a day that recognizes the contributions of Scottish Americans in the development of the United States.

Following - Professor Donna Heddle’s talk “For Freedom Alone”: Is the Declaration of Arbroath the Most Important Document in Scottish History?.

Register to participate:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8098466494342595595

Professor Donna Heddle, MA (hons) PhD, FHEA, FSA SCOT, FRSA, University of the Highlands and Islands, is at present working on Scots-Nordic balladic synergies; the underpinning philosophy of Northern Studies; the Huguenot influence of Du Bartas on the poetry of the Scots Court under James VI; and geophysical and metaphysical correlations in historical depictions of Orkney. She is also working on a history of Highlands and Islands literature. She is particularly passionate about locative research - in the communities, by the communities, for the communities. 




Tartan Day Parade Cancelation

March 13th, 2020

One of the American-Scottish Foundation's favorite times of year is Tartan Week, a week when the Scottish American community comes together and celebrates our heritage and culture - culminating in the wonderful  New York Tartan Day Parade.  It has been held every year for the past 22 years, but this year the Parade which was to take place on April 4th, has had to be cancelled.

The decision taken by the National Tartan Day New York committee, of which the ASF is a founding member, could not be avoided after the State of New York, and New York City banned all gatherings over 500 persons with no end date.

The ASF schedule of events is being adjusted and we will advise further around this early next week.

  April 6th is Tartan Day and over that weekend we hope we can look to honor and celebrate the Day in a limited way.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation and we need to look to take it day by day.  The health and safety of our community is our first concern.

Sincerely
Camilla G Hellman
President
American-Scottish Foundation


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The American-Scottish Foundation presents lunchtime concerts April 3rd, 4th & 5th in celebration of Tartan Week and the 22nd Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, April 4th.


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Tartan Day Observance

In honor of the 22nd 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 3, 2020
  • TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES Kenneth Donnelly
  • DECLARATION OF ARBROATH

MUSCIAL PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band
  • Isle of Cumbria RBLS Pipe Band
  • Lisa Kowalski
  • Highland Divas

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Pipes & Drums on the Fountain Terrace

Hear the sound of some of our leading Pipe Bands as they prepare for the 22nd Annual New York Tartan Day Parade.
  • DATE: Saturday April 4, 2020
  • TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Musical program includes:

  • Shot of Scotch
  • Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band
  • Isle of Cumbria RBLS Pipe Band
  • (Additional Program in Development)

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JOIN US TO MARCH IN THE
22nd NEW YORK TARTAN DAY PARADE
ON APRIL 4, 2020!



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Scotland on the Fountain Terrace

Celebrate Scotland on the Fountain Terrace as we bring you a variety of pipe bands, singers and musicians to perform for you.

  • DATE: Sunday April 5, 2020
  • TIME: 12:30 -1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Bryant Park
  • TICKETS: No tickets required. The event is for all the community.

Musical Program includes:

  • Whisky Kiss
  • Lisa Kowalski
  • (Additional Program in development)

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National Tartan Day Capital Committee
Washington DC
will present a series of events March 31 - April 3

The National Tartan Day Award,
is presented annually by

The Scottish Coalition, USA
which will be presented this year to

Robert "Bob" Creighton

for his outstanding voluntary contributions to our Scottish American community

The presentation will take place as part of  a Reception hosted by the National Tartan Day Capital Committee

Tickets & Information can be found HERE

Organizations that comprise The Scottish Coalition USA are:
American-Scottish Foundation (ASF)
Association of Scottish Games & Festivals (ASGF)
Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA)
The Living Legacy of Scotland
Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS)
Scottish Heritage USA (SHUSA)













Friday January 17th
12.30pm

At the Robert Burns statue on Literary Walk in Central Park where we will join together in a short ceremony. and weather permitting. short interlude of music in honor of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard

Remarks will be offered as we visit and celebrate the visit of the Gregg Violin to the US, the violin of his dance teacher.

A short Burns musical tribute we hope can be played upon the Gregg Violin, played by William Gregg, Robert Burn’s dancing master, and since Burns was a fiddler himself, it is likely he also played Gregg’s violin.

(Only if weather permitting - must be warmer than 40 degrees outside)

Enter at 66th Street on Fifth Avenue

Click Here for Directions to the Statue or Click Here for NYC Parks Website.