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Homecoming 2014 and a possible Gathering? Please
read this important,
fact-filled report from COSCA President, Susan McIntosh.
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
October 19, 2020
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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
Stone Mountain Audio 2
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
Plan your visit to Scotland today!
Did you miss our first online
Clan Leader Bootcamp? If so, you can
watch the webinar here.
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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
Ken McIntosh, Clan Mackintosh Colorado
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
Convenor, Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs
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Our Greeting and Tartan Banner
Ceud Měle Fŕilte is a
traditional Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig)
greeting. It means "100,000
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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