• Dunedin's Little Scottish Hall

    Tartan Week 2021

    We hope you will join us! Beginning with the Dunedin City Commission presenting a proclamation declaring this Tartan Week at Dunedin City Hall on Thursday, April 1st. You can watch online via the City’s Facebook page or website. Our President, Alan McHale will be accepting the proclamation on behalf of the Scottish American Society and all of us. The next week “Tartan Week” we are holding 3 events at the Scottish Cultural Center to celebrate our heritage!

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    Happy January 2021

    With a new year comes new beginnings and the anniversary of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. The world over, celebratory Burns’ Suppers are held, reciting Burns’ poetry, especially the Ode to a Haggis! From traditional ballads and romantic songs to humorous satires and thought-provoking poems, Robert Burns composed some of the world’s most instantly recognisable lines of poetry and song lyrics. Whether his subject was a man or a mouse (or even a louse), our National Bard had a rare talent for putting himself into others’ shoes and expressing life’s universal emotions. His words have been cherished and passionately recited for the past two centuries. Indeed, it’s because of…

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    Happy Hogmanay

    We wish all of our members and friends a very happy Hogmanay and best wishes for the New Year 2021. This year has been difficult for all of us, and we have experienced loss in so many ways. May the new year bring good luck and good fortune to you all, and may we once again be safe to gather together to celebrate our Scottish traditions. We are so very sorry to have cancelled St. Andrews Night and our Hogmanay party, and look forward to the days ahead of good health for all.

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    2nd Friday Vintage Market

    We have joined with The Honu Restaurant and Caledonia Brewing to offer a night of fun to visitors downtown Dunedin. On the 2nd Friday of the month, from 5 to 9 pm, we are offering drinks on the patio! Friday, December 11th, come on down to celebrate the holidays!: Scottish Cridhe, Scottish cookies, shortbread, pickles, salsa and more! Usborne Children’s Books Ubee Nutrition, Natural Vitamins and Supplements Brun Rub, “The Revolution of BBQ”

  • Haggis Celtic Concerts

    Haggis Celtic Concerts

    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,…

  • Historic Landmark

    Historic Landmark

    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.

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    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!