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The Mission of the
St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks
is the perpetuation of Scottish Heritage,
Traditions, Culture, Education and Genealogy

The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks began its way to existence on September 8th, 2001 at the Whiteface Mountain Highland Games in Wilmington, New York. At the end of the two day event, there were forty paid members, who reached out to the calling of the Celtic ray, and made this Society happen.

After only one year, the membership almost doubled! The current membership is based in New York, but members are located as far away as New Jersey, New Hampshire, Texas, Quebec and Alberta, Canada.

The founders of the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks made some ground breaking history when they elected a woman as president to open the Society. The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks is open to anyone who has an interest in Scotland.

The Society, named after Scotland's patron saint, was originally a vehicle for Scottish immigrants to help incoming immigrants who were in need. Today, we recognize that Scots are no longer in need, and so we carry on the history and perpetuation of Scotland.


Membership in the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks is open to anyone who has an interest in Scotland

Membership dues are $15.00 per person, $25.00 per family,
and $250.00 for lifetime membership per person.
For a copy of our membership application to download and print,
please click here (pdf format - Adobe Acrobat Reader).



Our next events are:

September 1-2, 2018 - Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont, NY
SASA will have an information table on Saturday, Sept. 1

Saturday, September 8 - Battle of Plattsburgh Parade
commemorates the 1814 surrender of the British which ended the War of 1812
SASA will carry flags with the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh, NY

Saturday, October 6 - Prospect Mountain Outing
Lake George, NY
Drive up the scenic highway; visit and picnic at the top
Details are in our current newsletter


Details and other activities are included in
our annual calendar and our current newsletter,

and, Find us on Facebook for upcoming events




Several recent newsletters are available as pdf files (Adobe Acrobat Reader format).



The St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks offers an annual Joseph McCallie Scholarship. Named for one of the founding members of the Society, the scholarship is awarded to support study of Scottish music, dance, and language, as well as writings in the areas of Scottish history, Scots in America, and Scottish culture.

Several 2018 SASA scholarships have been awarded:

  • Matthew Farrigan of Ballston Lake, NY will use his scholarship to fund his research and development of a cane reed to fit "The Fairylore Pipe". He invented this high-bred parlor pipe that gives the feel of playing the great Highland Pipes. The reed would allow the players to have the feel of full-size pipes when practicing inside, without the need to transpose the music. Matthew has a long history of piping and teaching in many area bands
  • Zoey Flansburg of Schenectady, is a 13 year old member of the Grade 4 Capital District Youth Pipe Band. She has been playing the bagpipes since she was nine and plans to use her scholarship to pay for lessons.
  • Alec Flansburg of Schenectady, is a 10 year old member of the Capital District Youth >Pipe Band. He has been playing the drums for 5 years and plans to use his scholarship to >pay for lessons.
  • Hannah Bopp and her sister Erika Bopp of Albany are both Scottish dancers with the Braemar Highland Dancers. Hannah is 11 and has been dancing for 8 years. Erika is 14 and has been dancing for 9 years. They plan on attending the Braemar Summer School of Highland Dance and Kilt Making this summer at Emma Willard School.

SASA will once again offer one or more scholarships in 2019 for study of piping, drumming, or Highland dancing, for pipe band and competition fees, or for research into Scottish history or culture. Applicants should live, work or attend school in the greater Adirondack region, and should send a letter of application to St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks, P. O. Box 1424, Lake Placid, NY 12946 by March 31, 2019. Please let friends, family, and pipe band members know about this.




Tartan Day 2006 pinThe St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks usually celebrates Tartan Day each April with a walk or hike in the Adirondacks region, such as Lake Placid or Lake George.
Beginning in 2014 this has included a trip to New York City for the parade there.

Click each image below for photos and details
April 2019
Will you be with us?
Tartan Day, New York City parade marchers 2018
2018
Tartan Day, New York City parade marchers 2017
2017
Tartan Day, New York City parade marchers 2016
2016
Tartan Day, New York City parade marchers 2015
2015
Tartan Day, New York City parade marchers 2014
2014
Tartan Day hikers 2013
2013
Tartan Day hikers 2012
2012
Tartan Day hikers 2011
2011
Tartan Day hikers 2010
2010
Tartan Day hikers 2009
2009
Tartan Day hikers 2008
2008
Tartan Day hikers 2007
2007
Tartan Day hikers 2006
2006
Tartan Day hikers 2005
2005


Day in Scotland event Song, dance, and just plain fun were the focus of "A Day in Scotland" hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on July 15th, 2006 ... read more here



For more information, please contact us:

  • by mail:
    St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks
    PO Box 1424
    Lake Placid, New York 12946

  • or e-mail: adkscot@bearpond.org


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