Highland Games Across America Through July!

This summer, join your local Scottish community by taking part in Highland Games across America! From the East Coast to the West Coast there are numerous games for you to attend with your family and friends! 

ASF Summer Auction is LIVE

The ASF Summer auction is live with over 30 items to bid on! The Auction will run from June 12th through July 4th

The Kelpies in Bryant Park- A Spotlight on Andy Scott

10 years ago, Sculptor Andy Scott award winning #Kelpie mauetes landed in New York and for a few weeks were in residence at Bryant Park – they looked magnificent on the Fountain Terrace.

Homagany Greeings

Happy Holidays to everyone from the American-Scottish Foundation.

The Coigach Resistance

In 1852 and 1853 an astonishing series of events took place on the Coigach Peninsula in the far North-West Highlands of Scotland. Five attempts by the landowner, the Marchioness of Stafford, to remove and relocate tenants from the land in Coigach were resisted. And what’s more, that resistance was led primarily by women. This is the story of what happened.

Genesis Scottish Open

In attendance at the Genesis Scottish Open this weekend was ASF photographer, Martin Urquhart. Martin sent us some wonderful pictures of his time at the Open.

Highland Games Through June

If you’re in the area at any of these American and Canadian Highland games and Scottish Festivals, come out to support your local Scottish Community!

Scottish Police & Community Choir Joins Us at Tartan Week

Joining us this upcoming New York City Tartan Week is the Scottish Police & Community Choir. Both Friday and Saturday, pre-parade, the choir will perform at Bryant Park’s Fountain Terrace.

Frederick Douglas in Scotland

February is #BlackHistoryMonth in the US, and few Americans have left a greater impact on Scotland than Frederick Douglass, whose work with Black abolitionists in Edinburgh inspired thousands to join the anti-slavery campaign.

THE AMERICAN-SCOTTISH FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ROBERT BURNS IN TRUE SCOTTISH STYLE.

January 20th, the American-Scottish Foundation celebrated their 28th Annual Burns Night Celebration, commemorating Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, through words and music. The evening brought together leading members of the Scottish American community...

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Highland Games Across America Through July!

Highland Games Across America Through July!

This summer, join your local Scottish community by taking part in Highland Games across America! From the East Coast to the West Coast there are numerous games for you to attend with your family and friends! 

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Castle Spotlight: Culzean Castle

Castle Spotlight: Culzean Castle

Recently spotlighted in The Scottish Banner is the Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire Cliffs. The castle was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and was lived in by David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis.

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#ScotsinUS – An Introduction to the Work of Edinburgh World Heritage

#ScotsinUS – An Introduction to the Work of Edinburgh World Heritage

Join us this week on #Scotsinus as we catch up with Edinburgh World Heritage. Camilla G Hellman is in conversation with Christina Sinclair, Director of Edinburgh World Heritage, as she takes us through some of their latest projects including the Auld Bond programme and restoration work at Bristo Place

To learn more about Edinburgh World Heritage, please visit:

Website: https://ewh.org.uk/

How the international community can get involved: https://ewh.org.uk/support-us/ (click on the ‘international’ tab)

Events: https://ewh.org.uk/about-us/events/

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Tartan Day Parade

Last Saturday, NYC celebrated Tartan Day with a parade down Sixth Avenue led by Emmy-nominated actor Dougray Scott.

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Supper Club, Tartan Week

Supper Club, Tartan Week

Leading up to the Tartan Day Parade, the American-Scottish Foundation hosted a Scottish Supper Club at the University Club, with a menu led by Scotland’s National Chef, Gary McLean. Dinner was accompanies by Musical performances by Noisemaker, Calum Pasqua, Jai McDowell, Ainsley Hamil and The Laurettes. 

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Burns Night Photos 2024

Burns Night Photos 2024

The American-Scottish Foundation celebrated yet another successful Burns Night this past January at the University Club in NYC. We look forward to continuing the fun at all of our Tartan Week events in the first week of April. 

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Wallace Awards 2023 Photos

Wallace Awards 2023 Photos

Sharing snap shots of our Wallace Awards 2023, where the American-Scottish Foundation honored Garreth Wood of KidsOR with the Wallace Award and Jamie Douglas-Hamilton with the Young Scot Award. 

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