Welcome to CHICAGO SCOTS!
Established in 1845, our Scottish Society is the oldest 501(c)3 charity in Illinois. Today we are one of the world’s largest Scottish cultural organizations. Our mission is to nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture. We welcome everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination. In addition to offering scholarships and organizing events and initiatives to educate, entertain and promote both traditional and contemporary Scottish culture, we are proud to offer a range of outstanding elder care services at our Scottish Home.
Through events, programs, and initiatives, such as:
- Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Robert Burns Supper, & Saint Andrew’s Day "Feast of the Haggis”
- Kilted Classic Golf Outing
- Scottish Business Forum
- Scottish Law Society
- Scottish Genealogy Group
- Scottish North American Leadership Conference
- Scottish American History Club
- Scholarship & Educational Programs
- The Scottish Home
Please take some time to get to know us! If you have any questions or comments we are happy to answer!
CHICAGO SCOTS Next Events!
Friday, June 14, 2013 & Saturday, June 15, 2013. For more details see the Highland Games Page of the website. To buy tickets, click HERE. The first Early Bird Discount pricing is good through March 29, 2013.
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 7:10pm - only 60 tickets available and you can order a CHICAGO SCOTS (heart) the Chicago White Sox t-shirt to wear to the game! Post Game fireworks included!
Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:30am to 5:30pm. Our chartered bus will leave the Scottish Home at 10:30 a.m. First stop will be St. James church and cemetery where we will find and pay our respect to James Michie, president of the Society in 1847. Second stop will be at the Wheatland Presbyterian Church, established in 1848 by Scottish immigrants. We will have our lunch at the church, visit the church cemetery and hear from direct descendants of those pioneer families. Our last stop will be at the NaAuSay cemetery, 12 miles west of Plainfield. In this country cemetery is buried Thomas C. MacMillan, president in 1906 and 1907. There are always surprises along the way.
Cost $30.00 per person. Call 708-447-5092 or 630-629-4516
Genealogy Club Meeting
Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00am at the Scottish Home, Heritage Hall, 2800 Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside, IL - Maureen Brady - Scotch Irish Research.