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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:
Saturday, June 17 - Scottish Festival & Black Watch Memorial
at Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY
11:00 am, ceremony at the Black Watch Cairn
SASA members will have an information table
The fort is open from 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, July 4 - A Parade
and a Mini Golf Tournament
2:00 pm - Mini Golf Tournament in Lake Placid, NY
at Pirates Cove on Saranac Ave. (Rte.86)
5:00 pm - Parade in Lake Placid, NY
SASA members will carry flags
Potluck picnic to follow
Friday, August 18 - Mini Golf Tournament
11:00 am - Queensbury, NY
Pirate's Cove, 1089 State Route 9
Followed by lunch at a local restaurant
Saturday, September 2 - Capital District Scottish Games
SASA will have an information table
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 can be downloaded as pdf files (Adobe Acrobat Reader format).
- The June 2017 issue features events for the summer and fall, news and photos from recent events, and other Society and Scottish news. (3.6 MB file)
- The March 2017 issue includes spring and summer, Society and member news, and other items of interest. (2.4 MB file)
- The December 2016 issue features Society and member news, a calendar of 2017 events, and other Scottish news. (1.7 MB file)
- The September 2016 issue includes a calendar of fall events, Society and member news, and other information about all things Scottish. (6.7 MB file)
- Extra - more details and photos of the May 31, 2008 Evening in Scotland program (200 kb)
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.
The 2017 SASA scholarship has been awarded to Aila Ramsay. She is studying Highland dancing and has performed with her sister Tirzah several times at Hogmanay and in the Lake Placid July 4th parade.
SASA will once again offer one or more scholarships in 2018 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 Adirondacks, 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, 2018. Please let friends, family, pipe band members know about this.
The 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
Will you be with us?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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