November 18, 2014
St. Andrews Dinner
6:30 PM potluck
Camp Hill Presbyterian Church
101 North 23rd Street, Camp Hill, PA
FREE Parking across street from Church
St. Andrew’s Day is the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, the patron saint of Scotland. Tradition says Andrew was crucified on an X-shaped cross or "saltire." The Saltire (St. Andrew’s Cross) was adopted as the emblem of Scotland.
Joan Prescott, author of A POET FOR THE AGES, will speak on the poetry of Alice Mackenzie Swain, a Scottish-America Poet Laureate.
January 17, 2015
Burn’s Night Supper
CHARLIE ZAHM IS BACK IN 2015
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BOARD MEETS SCOTTISH SCHOLAR
At his request, the Board met on July 21st with Dr Duncan Sim, a Reader in Sociology, of the University of the West of Scotland in Perth.
This was a research visit as Dr Sims is continuing work following publication of his 2011 book - American Scots: The Scottish Diaspora and the USA. A grand evening was enjoyed as we talked of what the Society does, how relationships with Scotland are viewed, and how the Scottish Government can strengthen ties with Scots worldwide.
Sim’s interest lies in study of how Scots who came to America maintain a degree of Scottish identity whether their connection is a long distant immigrant or a recent arrival. To some extent this can be seen in those who love Burns Dinners and Tartan events while others only are interested in a good Scottish band at a contemporary music festival.
For the Society, a number of program areas were identified to develop in the future. For example, this website now has a link to VisitScotland – the government’s official tourist portal.