A BIG THANK YOU to Dave Stewart, SAS President from 2019 thru February 2020! Dave led the organization through it’s best financial year and a gain of new members! Prior to becoming SAS President, Dave was the Treasurer and has been a Life Member for many years.
Thank you for attending our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 10th. Our board reported on the great year of events and introduction of the Haggis Celtic Concerts, Dunedin Live: Winter Music Fest, and many more wonderful events for our members and friends. We had a Pie & a Pint, a Whisky Tasting, and we are hoping for more Scottish themed events in 2020! We had a banner year for attracting new members and we were entertained by the Highland Dancing of the Tampa Bay Highland Dancers and a City of Dunedin Piper John MacDonald. Thank you for your support. We could not do all this without your help.
Are you looking for a sponsorship to attend a Highland Dancing competition? Summer camp for Scottish drumming? Piping? We at the Scottish American Society of Dunedin have been working very hard to build up funds to provide scholarships to worthy students of the Scottish Arts. Click on the link to take you to the application guidelines and download a form to be filled out, obtain your instructor’s signature and submit to us at the address provided. Additional letters of support are encouraged. We are very excited to be able to offer students in the Scottish Arts a little more help.
This Spring The Scotland Shop will be brining POP UP Shops to America! https://www.scotlandshop.com Coming to the SAS Hall on March 3 and 4, you can meet them and be fitted for your favorite tartan – kilt, trousers, whatever you desire! This popular company hails from Scotland and produces quality items in over 500 tartans. Check them out and book an appointment online on their website.
We began in the Fall of 2018 bringing a total of 9 concerts of wonderful Celtic music to Downtown Dunedin. The talent was tremendous and the crowd was thrilled! Bands included Runa, MacGilliossa, Screaming Orphans, Seven Nations, and Skerryvore! We thank you for your support to the Hall as well as our on-going fundraising for Dunedin Cares, our local foodbank for the hungry and needy. In Fall of 2019 we started out with a fantastic Irish band, Derek Warfield and the Wolfe Tones in September. October brought The Finns, November was The Byrne Brothers, and December our first Celtic Christmas Concert with dancers from the Isle of Skye Highland Dancers,…
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, members of the Dunedin City Commission presented the Scottish American Society of Dunedin a plaque commemorating the building designated as a Historic Landmark. With the naming of a new Historic Preservation Advisory Committee in 2018, an Ordinance was approved to review criteria and recognize individual landmarks around the City. With the passage of Ordinance 19-22, the Scottish American Society Hall was Dunedin’s first locally designated historic landmark.
to the Scottish American Society of Dunedin! We are conveniently located in delightful downtown Dunedin off Main Street across from the Caledonia Brewery. The City of Dunedin is rich in Scottish heritage. Dunedin (Dun-Eideann, Gaelic for Edinburgh) was founded by two Scotsmen in the 19th Century. With a Sister City relationship founded in 1964 with Stirling, Scotland, Dunedin maintains its strong Scottish roots. The Scottish American Society of Dunedin was founded in 1980 and today remains true to its mission, promoting and preserving the Scottish culture. It is easy to wander the streets of Dunedin and hear the bagpipes playing and seeing people in kilts!
Dunedin’s Scottish Hall, home of the Scottish American Society of Dunedin, once served as an annex to the City’s Old Red Brick Schoolhouse.