We are thrilled to be celebrating our 42nd anniversary. In February of 1978, eight enthusiastic people met to create an organization for the purpose of sharing their common heritage with others. It took some hard work and support to create the "Scottish Society of Richmond, Va".
The Society's activities were featured in the Henrico Citizen. Read all about it:
We welcome new members. Membership is a great way to meet and share stories with people with similar interests, stay informed on the latest Scottish American cultural news, and stay active in the Virginia Scottish scene. For more information please click here. We're excited to have you join the team!
The Big Burns Supper Concert from Dumfries can be viewed on Facebook and YouTube. For More information see: http://bigburnssupper.com
Friends of Carlyle House are hosting a virtual Burns Night celebration on Saturday, January 23rd at
7 pm. This event also includes a VIP goodie bag. Information on tickets and cost can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burns-night-a-virtual-celebration-tickets-133259040377
Historic Environment Scotland is hosting a free celebration of Robert Burn’s Birthday on Monday January 25th with a tour of Stirling Castle. Guides will take you throughout the castle with highlights of Burn's visit, famous lines & songs from costumed performers, and show what the castle would have looked like in 1787.
And if you would like to host your own Burns Night Celebration, here’s how:
This years Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was cancelled. To say thank you to all and as a preview of 2021, they created this special socially distanced performance featuring Pipers Trail, Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga.
Logan McGregor , a member of the Scottish Society of Richmond, has created a Youtube channel as a Bagpipe Salute to the many medical, emergency response, and law enforcement professionals working through the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also asking viewers to donate to help these local heroes.
Donation links to local charities:
Chesterfield Food Bank
Please let us know if you have a charity that you would like added.
Oops, we only got about half the group in the picture. A good time was had by all at Pub Night this month.
Members of the Scottish Society of Richmond, VA enjoyed the hospitality of the St. Andrew’s Society of Williamsburg, VA for a Burns Night Celebration.
The event was held at the Ford’s Colony Country Club Pavilion in Williamsburg.
The evening was celebrated with music, presentations, and a wonderful dinner.
A good time was had by all!
Doug Elder did a wonderful job explaining the pipes to the children!
Our summer picnic was fabulous! Thank you everyone for helping us continue our anniversary celebrations with a beautiful day, house tour, lunch, and great pipe music!
Thank you everyone who marched with us in the Churchill Irish Festival parade on March 23, 2019.