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Scots In US Podcast:


CURRENT EPISODE: MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER – THE NEW NORMAL

In this episode we’ll take a look back at some of our recent podcasts and guests as well as focusing on:

Our very first ASF@Home event delivered in partnership with Mary’s Meanders. Anne Daly of Mary Meanders delivered a wonderful talk all about Mary Queen of Scots And The Men Who Influenced her life. 

We’ll hear about our recent conversation with Sean Cairney from The Scottish Banner in the Our Global Community . Sean does so much for the global community of Scots. A family business the Scottish Banner continues to be such a great asset to the Scottish community.

In September we were joined by Joni Smith, Scottish Affairs Counsellor to North America for the Scottish Government. Joni talked about the importance of the American – Scottish connection and praised the work of American – Scottish organizations in doing all that they do to support the relationship. 

We were joined in September by Gus Noble, President of the Chicago Scots and CEO of the Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care. Gus told us about the amazing ways that the local community have been rallying together in support of the Scottish Home and how important that support has been to their community. Gus explained how this year they held a virtual highland games and celebration of their ancestry and links to Scotland, it was wonderful.

Also earlier in September we were joined by the brilliant Laura McGhee as we paid tribute to all those affected by 9/11 and her involvement in commemoration events.

With music from Laura McGhee, Mark Copeland and Starry Skies.

You can listen to our podcast on a variety of platforms, including Anchor, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

SCOTTISH NORTH AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

Planning is under way for The 17th Annual Scottish North American Community Conference which will take place December 4th – December 6th in New York Virtually (and we hope in person).

Reservations will be taken shortly but as we ask you to Mark Your Calendar we ALSO ask you to lend your voice: Please take the On Line Survey HERE.

Hosted by The American-Scottish Foundation® together with Chicago Scots, St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, Council of Scottish Clans & Associations, Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada and The Scottish Studies Foundation and The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph.

With grateful thanks to our sponsors The Scottish Government.

The event will be streamed as a live online event which we hope you will join us for as we join with our event partners.

Details on panelists, discussions and how to join us will be available soon on our Conference website at www.scottishleadershipconference.com

ScotsInUS Podcast

CURRENT EPISODE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST: ‘2020: THE CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD:

In this episode we are honored to be joined by Joni Smith, the Scottish Government’s Counsellor for Scottish Affairs to North America

and

Gus Noble, President of Chicago Scots and CEO of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care.

As we discuss the unique challenges that this year has presented us all. We learn all about the work of The Scottish Government in the USA, their mission and we draw attention to the vital work that they do for us all in the Scottish community in North America.

Gus Noble shares with us some of the many wonderful experiences and stories of community and friendship that he has experienced this year with Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care. The Chicago Scots are great friends to us here at The American Scottish Foundation and we are always so pleased to speak with Gus.

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify , Anchor or over on Apple Podcasts.

With music from Starry Skies, Sean C Kennedy and Anna Sweeney.

Presented by Jamie McGeechan with ASF President Camilla Hellman MBE in conversation with our guests.

HIGHLAND GAMES UPDATE ; September 20th, 2020 – we share news and updates

HIGHLAND GAMES UPDATE

Dunedin Highland Games Pipe Band March, Tampa FL - Apr 6, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Recent messages from ASF Members and friends show how important Highland Games are to our community, and we continue here to share news around Virtual Highland Games that are now planned in the weeks ahead – with a few ticketed Highland Games being planned.

Highland Games – September Updates as of September 20th, 2020

SEPTEMBER CANCELLED HIGHLAND GAMES:

September 5 – 6 San Francisco Highland Games, Pleasanton,  cancelled; with hopes to hold the games later in the year,
September 12 – 13 Kelso (WA) Highlander Festival – cancelled
September 18 – 20 Oklahoma Scotfeld – cancelled,
September 25 -27 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival (PA) cancelled

In person Highland Games – in hybrid form took place:
– September 12   Lancaster, PA, combined a celebration of Robert Burns, a Kirkin’ of the Tartan and a Highland Games.  The Covenanter Scottish Festival was a small, ticketed event with no gate purchases at the event itself:

VIRTUAL HIGHLAND GAMES

September 19 – 20 A Virtual New Hampshire Highland Games –
www.nhscot.org streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.

September In Person September Highland Games 
– September 19-20, Niagra Falls Highland Games will be a smaller event, reserved tickets only.

Michael Reid, ASF Board Director shares with us the late Summer/Fall Highland Games that are scheduled – Keep up to date with ASF News via our Facebook and website.

We will report on September, October and November in later editions as so much in flux)

One of a Highland Games most popular events –
the heavy athletics and the throwing of the Hammer is one of the most popular – weighing 22lbs.

With so much in flux we ask that you stay in touch with the organizing committee of the games you normally attend and check status as with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 all is subject to change.
ASF will share updates as we learn more. Keep up to date with ASF News on our website and Facebook pages. ___________________________________________________________________________

October Games – Arkansas Scottish Festival – October 9-11- Northeast FL Scottish Games & Highland Festival – October 11- Red Stone Highland Games Utah, October 14 -15- Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Decatur, October 18-20- Iron Thistle Scottish Festival OKL, October 16-18

November Games- Coastal Highlands Games, SC – November 14 – Dunedin Scottish Games, FL – postponed to November 21-22, new location: Dunedin Community CenterV

Awaiting Dates we are hoping for this Fall- Latta Celtic Festival (North Carolina) – postpone – new date tbd – Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games (Texas) – new date tbd – Ormond Beach Celtic Fest (FL) – Postponed – new date tbd – Cheyenne Celtic Music & Arts Festival – Postponed – new date tbd – Celtic Fling & Highland Games (PA) – Postponed – new date tbd – Pikes Peak Celtic Festival (CO) – Postponed – new date tbd – Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games – Postponed – new dates tbd – Savannah Highland Games (SC) – Postponed – new dates tbd (website says both postponed and cancelled…..) AD

Summer Highland Games Across the United States!

Highland Games season is upon us, and this summer brings a wealth of celebrations across the country. From Milwaukee to Monterey, Chicago to Colorado, join in the festivities and celebrate in true Scottish style around the United States!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 2015

May 23-24: Alma Highland Festival and Games – http://www.almahighlandfestival.com/

June 2015

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Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games

June 6: Milwaukee Highland Games – http://www.milwaukeehighlandgames.com/

June 6: The Allegany County Celtic Festival – http://www.alleganycountyceltic.com/

June 12-14: Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games – http://ncfhg.com/

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

June 13-14: Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games – http://www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org/

June 19-20: Chicago Scots – http://www.chicagoscots.org/

June 27: Ohio Scottish Games – http://www.chicagoscots.org/

July 2015

July 9-12: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – http://www.gmhg.org/homepage.shtml

July 25-26: Seattle Scottish Highland Games – http://www.sshga.org/

August 2015

July 31-August 2: Colorado Scottish Festival – http://www.scottishgames.org/

August 1: 166th Annual Highland Games in Livonia, MI – http://www.highlandgames.com/

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The Highland Games presented by the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit

August 1-2: Monterey Scottish Games – http://www.montereyscotgames.com/

August 15: Maine Highland Games – http://www.mainehighlandgames.org/

August 22: Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games – http://www.liscots.org/

August 29: Green Hill Highland Games – https://www.facebook.com/GreenHillHighlandGames


Both the American Scottish Foundation and the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals are members of the Scottish Coalition USA, a collective of six national organizations who seek through collaboration to strengthen the Scottish American Diaspora.

For the most up-to-date news regarding the Highland Games, please visit the Association of Scottish Games & Festivals‘s website and Events Calendar here.

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