There has been a Scottish cultural heritage group in Rochester NY since, at least, the 1850s. From the beginning, the organization was erudite, benevolent and forward thinking. There are records of Burns dinners, cultural promotion and assistance to the less fortunate.
The current Society was incorporated as a tax exempt educational group in 1994. It has a diverse group of members and is guided by a hard-working and dedicated board.
Our members include Scots and non-Scots alike who have embraced this colorful heritage. Our desire is to unite and inform interested individuals in the Rochester, NY area of upcoming events of interest.
Our purposes are:
The Society puts on four larger activities each year. These include:
In addition, the Society attends several local Scottish and Celtic cultural events each year for the purpose of outreach.