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.


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...

Photographer Spotlight: Alexander Lindsay

This week in London, Alexander Lindsay’s latest exhibition will open in London at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art and will run through February 26th, 2023.

Cameron Steer Hogmanay Reflection

As the final hours of the year tick away, many people around the world are preparing to ring in the New Year with celebrations and traditions. In Scotland, Hogmanay is a very special time-honored celebration that dates back centuries

Jamie Douglas Hamilton to Row the Antarctic

Jamie Douglas Hamilton, nephew of our founder Alexander Hamilton is to row the Antarctic! He and five others will begin their journey on January 10th from Elephant Island to South Georgia. The total distance is 950 miles.

Magazine Topics

June Update, KidsOR

We are proud to share that Kids Operating Room, Edinburgh has just opened the world’s first children's operating room in a refugee setting. The Operating Room was built in Kakuma, Kenya and maintains resources to treat for for 1000 children every year.  With over...

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Rangers Women Enjoy Successful End to Historic Debut Season

Rangers Women Enjoy Successful End to Historic Debut Season Rangers continued their unbeaten streak in a 2-1 victory over Motherwell on the 1st of May to put themselves eight points clear of title rivals Glasgow City with just one game standing between them and a...

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Highland Games Proceeding Through June

The American Scottish Foundation shares an update on the Highland games taking place around the country through June. If you're in the area and have a weekend to join the Celtic fun, please do so!   May 21-22, Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games (TN) May...

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Glasgow Rangers Thwart Celtic Treble

Glasgow Celtic, chasing a domestic treble, took on their bitter rivals, Glasgow Rangers, in an enthralling Scottish Cup Semi-Final fixture this past Sunday (April 17th). The Old Firm fixture has always been the most widely celebrated and revered game in Scottish...

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

The Edinburgh Fringe is back and in 2022 it is coming back in style. With over 3000 performances, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has it all this year. From hilarious comedies to heart-wrenching plays, live music from some of the world’s best musicians to children’s live puppet shows. There really is something for everyone this year. With a mix of online and in-person events you can even catch this year’s festival from abroad and trust me you don’t want to miss this very special Scottish festival that attracts performers and audiences from all over the world.

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