The Mission of the
St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks
is the perpetuation of Scottish Heritage,
Traditions, Culture, Education and Genealogy
The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks began its way to existence on September 8th, 2001 at the Whiteface Mountain Highland Games in Wilmington, New York. At the end of the two day event, there were forty paid members, who reached out to the calling of the Celtic ray, and made this Society happen.
After only one year, the membership almost doubled! The current membership is based in New York, but members are located as far away as New Jersey, New Hampshire, Texas, Quebec and Alberta, Canada.
The founders of the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks made some ground breaking history when they elected a woman as president to open the Society. The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks is open to anyone who has an interest in Scotland.
The Society, named after Scotland's patron saint, was originally a vehicle for Scottish immigrants to help incoming immigrants who were in need. Today, we recognize that Scots are no longer in need, and so we carry on the history and perpetuation of Scotland.
Membership in the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks is open to anyone who has an interest in Scotland
The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks offers an annual Joseph McCallie Scholarship.
Named for one of the founding members of the Society, the scholarship is awarded to support study of Scottish music, dance, and language, as well as writings in the areas of Scottish history, Scots in America, and Scottish culture. Please contact us for information about applying.
The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks usually celebrates Tartan Day each April with a walk or hike in the Adirondacks region, such as Lake Placid or Lake George.
Beginning in 2014 this has included a trip to New York City for the parade there.
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