Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

The Scots Who Built New York’s Landmarks

The American-Scottish Foundation® is honored to have been invited to join the Landmarks 50 project and to develop and present an exhibition celebrating the contribution of Scottish Americans to the building of New York.

UC2_p1_450 Join us on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 6-8pm for a talk on John McComb, Jr, a noted New York architect and stonemason of Scottish descent who was responsible for many of New York City’s iconic buildings. The illustrated talk by John Foreman and John Kinnear will take you through his personal history and achievements. 


To book tickets, or learn more about our speakers, please visit our events page. We hope to see you there!   tartan_thin

The Buzz is Growing for the Year of Food and Drink

Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink campaign recently released a downloadable eBook offering foodies and tourists alike a “true taste of Scotland.”

 Our new Foodie Trails eBook!
The Foodie Trails eBook from the Year of Food and Drink 2015

With travel itineraries organized around events, markets, different foods and drinks, and more, as well as non-culinary activities and sights to see in the area, the eBooks were recently profiled in The Herald Scotland and are sure to be a helpful resource for travelers, food lovers, and anyone looking to delve deeper into Scotland’s rich culinary history.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: “Scotland’s famous food and drink comes from its unique landscapes, unspoiled habitats and varied weather, which is perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and much more.

“This year, as we take Scotland to the world, we celebrate the role that food and drink plays in shaping our economic and tourism success.

“I hope this e-book provides some food for thought, not just for visitors but also people in Scotland.

“We have a world-class natural larder right here on our doorstep, the Year of Food and Drink provides the perfect opportunity to go out and enjoy it.”

To download the eBook or learn more about the Year of Food and Drink 2015, click here.


March with ASF in the 17th New York Tartan Day Parade!

On April 11, 2015, join us as we march up 6th Avenue with pipe bands and dancers to celebrate our Scottish ties!


Let us know if you’d like to march with us!

If you are a Member or Friend of the ASF and wish to march with the American-Scottish Foundation please print out the image above or complete this form so that we can register you as marching with us.

The Parade starts at 2.00pm on April 11 at W45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street.

Please be in touch with any queries at asfevents@wwbcny.com