The Scottish Society of Dallas

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Over 50 Years of Cultural Education

If you are Scottish, of Scottish descent, or you just like kilts and bagpipes, you are invited to join The Scottish Society of Dallas. We generally meet on the third Sunday of the month, September through May. The June meeting is on the fourth Sunday, because Fathers Day is the third. Check the meeting schedule page to be sure and/or feel free to send email to the webmaster for further information.
There are no meetings in July or August -- it's an excellent time to travel to Scotland!

Our next meeting is Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 2pm.

This April, we will celebrate National Tartan Day as part of our regularly scheduled meeting. We encourage our members to invite family or friends to join us for this afternoon of singing and dancing...with a "wee bit o'historic education" woven into the mix.
The Society will provide meats, drinks, veggie and fruit platters, etc. Members are asked to bring a dessert item.

History and Purpose

Now in our 51st year of operation, The Scottish Society of Dallas was organized at the Salado Gathering of the Clans, Salado, TX in the fall of 1963. The original name was "Scottish Clans of North Texas, in Dallas, Texas". The organizers were Jean Luch, Bill Bell, Bill McRight, and others. Early meetings were held at Luby's Cafeteria at Preston Center until being moved to the Garland Women's Activities Building where we meet today. Over the years the Society has supported the Dallas Highland Games held at Samuel Park, the International Bazaar at Dallas City Hall, the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Arlington, and the State Fair of Texas.

The purpose of the Society is to share and further Scottish culture.

To that end, the Society sponsors a annual St. Andrew's Dinner & Dance in late November. Other Society activities involve participation in the North Texas Irish Fest at Fair Park (March), the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Arlington (May), the Plano International Fest (October) and finally the Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games in Salado (November).

In addition to the regularly scheduled activities listed above, we participate in multi-cultural events for schools, civic organizations, retirement centers and the like. We can bring a contingent of members (with the gents attired in kilts, of course) your organization's meeting or event and represent Scotland or present a more formal program about Scotland. We can talk about Scottish culture and history or the impact of Scottish immigrants upon North Texas, our state as a whole and our nation. When arranged far enough in advance, we can include demonstrations of traditional Highland dances. If you'd like us to participate in your next event, send us an email and let us know what you have planned.