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.

Covid Event Attendance Policy

New York City has mandated COVID vaccination for the use of all “indoor entertainment, recreation, dining and fitness settings”.

  • ASF will be requiring proof of vaccination for all Members and guests participating in indoor activities.
  • The following will suffice for proof: 1) CDC vaccination card 2) NYC COVID Safe app 3) NY State Excelsior app 4) Official vaccination record (domestic or foreign).

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To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON December 6, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.





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To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON December 20, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


2022 Events



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Past 2021 Events



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




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


The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland  invite you to join us for

A Facebook live presentation on the important Scottish manuscripts in the Honresfeld Library which the National Library, together with the National Trust for Scotland and the Abbotsford Trust, intend to acquire for the nation followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Tuesday October 26th 6 pm Est via Facebook

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Presented by The American-Scottish Foundation.


The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland  invite you to join us for

A talk on the important Scottish manuscripts which the National Library, together with the National Trust for Scotland and the Abbotsford Trust, intend to acquire for the nation.

Thursday October 21s 7 pm Est via zoom

Reservations for this event has closed 

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Presented by The American-Scottish Foundation.


The American-Scottish Foundation, The Colonial Dames of America, & The American Friends of the Georgian Group invite you to the Autumn Garden Gathering on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Garden (enter at 417 East 61st Street).

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To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON October 4, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON September 6, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.



A service of Commemoration will be held at The Queen Elizabeth II September 11 Garden at Hanover Square, New York on Saturday September 11 at 11am;

For further details please visit their website HERE




Harris Tweed - From The Island to World Stage

In March 2010 Malcolm Campbell was presented to Her Majesty at a Buckingham Palace reception for the elite of the British fashion industry. “I said ‘Good evening, Ma’am, my name’s Malcolm, and I’m a Scottish weaver’,” he says, “and she turned to the Duke of Edinburgh and said, ‘This is Malcolm the Weaver’. And I thought wow.”

They spoke for about 20 minutes and the Queen invited him to Kensington Palace to see Queen Victoria’s archives and gave him permission to take the Balmoral tartan and weave it in Harris tweed. “I registered it,” Malcolm says. “Can you believe I’ve got the only registered Harris tweed tartan in the world and it’s the Callanish tartan, based on the Balmoral tartan that Prince Albert designed for Queen Victoria in 1853.”

We are joined in conversation with - Malcolm Campbell - aka Malcolm the Weaver - speaks to us of the History of Harris Tweed to where we are today.

To hear this ScotsInUs Podcast ON September 6, 2021 AND AFTERWARDS visiting either Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.




Edinburgh Celebrates the 2021 Festival

Edinburgh Celebrates the 2021 Festival - news from the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals, in conversation with presenters and performers.

We are joined in conversation with - Jim Cowan, Marketing Communications Manager Edinburgh Art Festival and Kate Bouchier-Hayes PR.

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


#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.


#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.

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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.
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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.


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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

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January 4, 2021
Looking Back and Looking Forward

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