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MacALPINE SOCIETY 2012 AGM at PLEASANTON GAMES -
It has been ten years since the Society held its
annual meeting at Pleasanton and we are anxious to return.
Located just outside San Francisco, with easy airport access,
plentiful hotels and many area activities, it is a great place
to hold our meeting. The 147th Scottish Gathering and Highland
Games will be over Labor Day weekend, 2012 at the Alameda County
Fairgrounds. It is sponsored by the Caledonian Club of San
Our host for the event will be Renee Hensley,
Clan MacAlpine Society Western US Coordinator. We look forward
to seeing everyone there! For information, contact
DIEGO TARTAN DAY - APRIL 7, 2021 - Dear
Lads & Lassies traveling to Southern California, For
your calendars: San Diego Tartan Day. Balboa Park, International
Cottages, San Diego. Saturday April 7th. 2012 11 am – 4 pm.
Admission – Free Enjoy music and dance featuring some of the
Southern California’s most exciting Scottish Entertainers,
including Pipers and Dancers. House of Scotland Ceilidh Band,
House of Scotland Pipe Band, San Diego School of Highland
Dancing. Displays by many Scottish Organizations from all over
Southern California, including several individual Scottish
Clans. Eat traditional Scottish Fare, including the world’s best
bangers, and mouthwatering home baked desserts, all reasonably
priced. Awa tha noo, James MacPherson Ferguson
Tartan Day Representative,
THE CALEDONIAN FOUNDATION USA, longtime supporters of
COSCA, urge everyone to celebrate the following anniversary
dates relating to a Great Scot:
Nov. 6, 1861 - Birth of James Naismith,
Scots/Canadian/American, in Almonte, Ont. Canada, - who invented
the Game of Basketball.
Dec. 21, 1891 - The first time the game was
played anywhere in the world - at the YMCA Intl. Training School
in Springfield, Mass., where Naismith was on the staff. For info
and suggestions: Caledonian website:
www.caledonianfoundationusa.org. or contact
SARASOTA HIGHLAND GAMES and CELTIC FESTIVAL -
February 4, 2012
County Fairgrounds. website
contact: Scottish Heritage Society
of Sarasota, P.O. Box 51013, Sarasota, FL 34232
CLAN ARTHUR ASSOCIATION USA - 2011 AGM -
Chief John Alexander MacArthur of that Ilk, chief
of Clan Arthur, and his wife Lorraine MacArthur of that Ilk will
be at the McPherson, KS Scottish Festival September 23-25, 2011.
The Clan Arthur Association USA will have their AGM in nearby
Wichita, KS on September 24th. For information email Nancy
McArthur Cochener, president of CAAUSA, at
McPHERSON SCOTTISH FESTIVAL - McPHERSON, KS
Experience a weekend of traditional
Scottish activities at Lakeside Park in McPherson, Kansas
September 23-25, 2011. Pipes and drums, dancers, unique Highland
athletic competitions, Celtic singers and bands, crafts and
games for children. A top 100 event in North America. Call for a
brochure and McPherson visitor information:
COBOURG HIGHLAND GAMES - COBOURG,
ONTARIO -Saturday June 25th, 2011 at Donegan Park in
Cobourg, Ontario Canada. Competitive Highland Dancing, Women and
Men Amateur and Professional Heavy Athletic Events, Pipe Bands,
Medieval Knights and Many Scottish Vendors. Admission $10.00
Children 12 and under are free.
The Woods Family has been meeting for some
80 years annually. The family history told through the
generations is that they came from Scotland to Ireland and then
to the United States. James and Elizabeth Woods came and settled
in Western Pennsylvania in or on about l792 with three children.
the family will be meeting again on July 23/24, 2011 For
information, please contact Ronald W. Woods D.C. at:
CLAN MUIR SOCIETY is pleased to
announce the posting of our new website! The URL for the site is
Questions about the new site can be directed to the
Society. David Moore-HC, at
SCOTTISH HERITAGE WEEKEND St.
Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC - March
18-20, 2011. Featured speakers include: Mairi Sine Caimbeul from
Sabhal Mor Ostaig (The Gaelic College in Skye); Rusty Roberson
(University of Edinburgh); Anne Landin (Editor of Argyll Colony
Plus journal); and Scotland's foremost musicologist, Dr. John
Purser. Recipient of the 2011 Flora MacDonald Award will be
renown Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout. The Scottish Heritage
Center Service Award will be given to Ross M. Morrison,
President of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Saturday
night concert will feature: Bonnie Rideout on fiddle with
narration by Dr. John Purser, Gaelic song by Mairi Sine Caimbeul,
and piping and drumming by members of the St. Andrews
Presbyterian College Pipe Band. Kirkin of the Tartans Worship on
Sunday at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Come join us!
SARASOTA HIGHLAND GAMES and CELTIC FESTIVAL
January 29, 2021 Sarasota County Fairgrounds, Sarasota FL.
We're inviting all clans to join us for this event. The SHG is
under direction of a new Board and are happy to be back at the
Sarasota County Fairgrounds. Please come and join us and
celebrate the day.
CENTRAL TEXAS AREA MUSEUM - SALADO SCOTTISH GATHERING & GAMES
The 49th Annual Salado Scottish
Gathering and Games will be held on Nov 12-14, 2010. Ticket info
on the web site. A COSCA representative will be at the Clan
Cunningham International tent to help you find your clan. For
more information, visit the
Games website or
email the games office directly.
SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF INDIANAPOLIS, INC.
The Inaugural Indianapolis Scottish Highland
Games & Festival will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2020
beginning at 9 AM. The event will be held at the Latvian Center
1008 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN. We will have full
athletic events, pipers, music, dance, food, clans, re-enactors.
For more information go to
and then click on games.
CLAN DAVIDSON SOCIETY (USA) is pleased to announce that
we have a brand new website! The new URL for the site is
Questions about the new site can be directed to the Society's
Sennachie, Dave Chagnon, at
EWING FAMILY ASSOCIATION - The Ewing Family Association
will hold their 2010 Gathering, September 23-26, 2010, at the
historic Summit Inn Resort near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.
More information about the 2010 Gathering is available at
For further information, contact William
Riddle (505-988-1092) or email:
or 223 N Guadalupe #313, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
AMERICAN CLAN LOCKHART SOCIETY - will hold their 2010
AGM at the Salado Games, Salado TX on November 12 -14.
CLAN GALBRAITH 2010 CLAN GATHERING The 2010
Gathering will be held May 18 through May 21, 2021 in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada. Immediately following, on May 22 & 23
will be the 73rd Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival,
featuring the World Championships of the heavy events (caber
toss, hammer throw, weight throw, Braemar stone put and weight
over bar) contact : Contact Joyce Higginbotham at
for futher information.
CLAN LESLIE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL will hold its
biennial Gathering at the Loch Norman Highland Games in
Huntersville, North Carolina April 16-18. Our clan chief,
The Honorable Alexander Leslie, will be in attendance and the
Clan Leslie Society will be the honored clan at this event.
SCOTLAND COUNTY HIGHLAND GAMES (NC) - Laurinburg, NC on
October 2, 2010. Visit
www.schgnc.org for more details.
CLAN CUNNINGHAM INTERNATIONAL - Triennial Meeting Sept.
17-19, 2010 at Loon Mountain Highland Games, Lincoln NH. Details