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Homecoming 2014


Looking for the latest word on Homecoming 2014 and a possible Gathering? Please read this important, fact-filled report from COSCA President, Susan McIntosh.


National Tartan Day - April 6, 2021


Join your fellow Scottish-Americans in celebration of National Tartan Day on Saturday, April 6th! Event details are available on the web and all members of the Scottish Diaspora are encouraged to attend. Can't make it to DC? Check out the many celebrations being held across the US. Many local Scottish societies and associations have planned activities that are open to everyone. Get 'yer tartan on!!!


New Website On The Way


COSCA is pleased to announce that plans are underway for an exciting new website!  In the meanwhile, we apologize for reduced functionality on our current offering.  We appreciate your patience and promise you'll find our new site to be well worth the wait!


"From Scotland To Stone Mountain 2012: 

Chiefs And Clans Connecting To Sustain Our Common Future"


October 19, 2020

Stone Mountain, Georgia


We are pleased to make the Stone Mountain conference audio recording available. Technical difficulties prevented recording of the opening 10 minutes of the conference including remarks by Stone Mountain Highland Games President Richard Swanson, COSCA President Susan L. McIntosh, and SCSC Convener Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor. The complete audio recording is in two files. The first file opens with the comments of John R. McInnis, President of International Association of Clan MacInnes, commenting on the first panel topic "Authenticity vs. Inclusivity". The second file opens with the second half of the conference and continues to the end of the conference.


Stone Mountain Audio 1 (MP3)


Stone Mountain Audio 2 (MP3)


Conference Agenda (PDF)






COSCA and and our friends at Visit Scotland have teamed up to celebrate the release of Disney Pixar's "Brave". Click on the picture at left to discover the country that inspired this exceptional box office hit. A fun, interactive website for young and old alike.

Plan your visit to Scotland today!



Did you miss our first online Clan Leader Bootcamp? If so, you can watch the webinar here.


Need to know if your dues are current? Check out our updated Membership Listing.


Don't miss out on future webinars or other important announcements. Keep up with news that's important to the Scottish-American community. Join our mailing list today!



What Is COSCA?

COSCA was founded in 1976 by Dr. Herbert MacNeil and others for the purpose of bringing Scottish clan societies together. The initial meeting was held at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC and the organization continues to honor this tradition by gathering on the mountain annually. Today COSCA welcomes all kinds of Scottish American organizations as well as interested individuals.

COSCA's primary purpose is to preserve and promote the customs, traditions, and heritage of the Scottish people. We currently serve as a clearing house for Scottish American activities throughout the US.  Through our many member clans and organizations, COSCA represents thousands of American Scots across the nation in furtherance of our mission. COSCA is also an active participant in The Scottish Coalition USA, a collective of several organizations united to serve the Scottish-American community through research, long-term planning, and promotion of Scottish heritage.




COSCA's first Clan Leader Bootcamp was held online June 9, 2012. This exciting and innovative webinar session ran 1 hour and 35 minutes and is available for download, which includes both the audio and the accompanying video presentation. The online seminar featured the following topics:

"Using the Internet To Hold Your AGM and Other Important Meetings"

David Pickens, Past President of Clan Cunningham International

Ken McIntosh, Clan Mackintosh Colorado Convenor


"Corporate and Tax Exempt Status: How To Easily Get And Keep Both"

Susan L. McIntosh, J.D. - President COSCA


"Myths of Tartan"

Dr. Phillip D. Smith, Tartan Scholar and Author of "Tartan For Me"


Special Greetings from Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor

Convenor, Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs


Listening Session

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The Gathering 2009 Official DVD's For Sale!

Limited quantities! Click here for more information!



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Ceud Měle Fŕilte is a traditional Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) greeting. It means "100,000 Welcomes!".


COSCA is using its own COSCA tartan for its banner.

Our tartan was designed by COSCA Trustee and tartan scholar, Dr. Phillip D. Smith. 


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