Fellowship

  • The Society encourages and helps to fund cultural and artistic projects in the US and Scotland. This participation helps us to celebrate Scotland's heritage in the US and promotes Scottish-American ties, which fosters good will and understanding between the people of the US and the people of Scotland.

Efforts in recent years have included:

  • Sponsorship of the 2009 PBS production of the Highland Heartbeat, which will showcase Scottish culture through poetry, dance and song to over 114 million homes across the United States.
     
  • Sponsorship of the British Memorial Garden Trust at Hanover Square, which serves to remember those British citizens who lost their lives in 9/11.
     
  • In conjunction with the Burns Society of the City of New York commissioned a plaque to be placed at the Statue of writer and poet, Robert Ferguson in Edinburgh, Scotland.
     
  • Sponsorship of the West Linton and District Pipe Band.
     
  • The Society supports the efforts of the New York Tartan Day Committee financially and administratively. The Committee established and produces the Tartan Day Parade in New York every April, which marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, April 6th 1320. It is seen by many as the founding document of the Scottish nation and was used, in part, for the basis of the American Declaration of Independence. Tartan Day has now come to signify the common history and cultural links between the United States and Scotland and helps us all celebrate the ties between our two great nations.

Past efforts have included:

  • The Society raised funds to refurbish and endow the statues of Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns at the Literary Walk in Central Park.
     
  • The Society assisted The Museum of Scotland in its past expansion in 1999.
     
  • Efforts include significant grants to outstanding charitable and cultural organizations in Scotland and the United States including donations to Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University College, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Black Watch Council, Public T.V. for production of the Scottish cultural program "The Mysts of Scotland."