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2014 Virginia Scottish Games
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. Pipes and Drums, along with the Highland Dancers, performed at the Games at Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia on 30 and 31 August, 2014.
Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. hosted the 2012 Combined Scottish Societies of Maryland with featured speaker Former First Minister of Scotland, Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Event program book.
St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.
The Whin & Thistle - Fall 2014: Volume 7, Issue 3 of The Whin & Thistle newsletter is now available.
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk – December 6, 2014
Once again the holiday season kicks off with the annual Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This is one of the Society’s signature events, which began in 1970.
- 8:00 AM - The morning will start with fellowship breakfast at 8:00 AM in the reception hall of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Virginia. The cost is $15 for a sumptuous spread provided by the Royal Restaurant. The hall is located downstairs in the building just behind the church. All are welcome!
- 9:00 AM - At 9:00 AM Society members and guests are invited to a church and afterwards the Society will once again honor William Hunter, founder of the St. Andrews Society of Alexandria, at a wreath laying service at his grave behind the church.
- 11:00 AM - The Walk itself steps off at 11:00 AM from the corner of Wilkes and St. Asaph Streets in Old Town Alexandria. The order of the procession will be the banner, current officers, former presidents, gentlemen of the Society, and then family members and guests. All march in column of twos in route step. Kilts and highland wear are strongly encouraged! Here's a copy of the Parade Route.
- 1:00 PM (or thereabouts, and onwards) - After you finish marching, join us for this month's Wee Dram as the guests of Scott Stephens at the American Legion Post 24, in the basement of Gadsby's Tavern, 128 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Vbetween Cameron and King Streets. Friends and guests are welcome!
Living Legacy of Scotland: What Now for U.S. and Scottish Politics - 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 4
The Living Legacy of Scotland will host James, 21st Lord Sempill, who will offer his perspective on U.S. and Scottish politics in the wake of the Scottish Independance Referendum and promised increase devolution. Lord Sempill will deliver his remarks at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 4th, at the Monroe House, historic home of Scottish-American President James Monroe, 2017 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006. A cocktail reception and scotch-tasting, to include heavy hors d’ouvres, will precede his remarks. There will be a $35 per person charge to attend, payable in advance by check, made out to the Living Legacy of Scotland and mailed to the Secretary, John King Bellassai, at 4007 Garrison Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. A Guest List will be maintained at the door. For reservations and further information, please contact the event Chairman, Mr. Bellassai at (202) 258-4876 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naval Lodge #4 Sponsors Sunrise Unity of Silence - 7:03 A.M, Thurs., Nov. 27
Naval Lodge #4 is sponsoring a "Sunrise Unity of Silence" with bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" on Thanksgiving morning at 7:03 A.M at the George Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. For more information, call (410) 461-2727 or e-mail email@example.com.
"Salmon Lady" Etta MacKay Will Soon Order Holiday Treats!
For many years, "Salmon Lady" Etta MacKay has provided the National Capital Area with fresh smoked fish from Inverawe Smokehouses, Taynuilt, and Argyllshire, Scotland. You've probably seen her at the Patrons Tent at the Virginia Scottish Games! Make your holidays festive by serving this tasty traditional Scottish fare. Please place your order for Christmas and New Year by December 1st. For more information on her selection, please visit www.salmonlady.com or contact her via toll-free call at 1-800-278-4050 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANTED: Editors for Society E-Newsletter and for Print Newsletter Whin & Thistle
Do you like knowing what is going on with the Society -- and sharing with others? Do you have some writing skill? Condider becoming the e-newsletter editor and/or the Whin & Thistle editor! Current e-newsletter editor Bart Forbes and Whin & Thistle editor Adam Pressman will work closely with you to make this great opportunity your own. Much of the job involves working with all the Society Chairmen who write the articles and provide the information. Intrigued? Learn more about the Whin & Thistle from Adam Pressman (email@example.com) and more about the e-newsletter from Bart Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org.)