The Edmonton Scottish Society
Celebrating Scottish Culture
The Edmonton Scottish Society is a community organization for all who are interested in celebrating Scottish heritage through a variety of cultural, athletic, and social activities. Throughout the year the society hosts numerous events that feature the unique culture, songs, dance and food of Scotland and its people. Come on out. It's a great chance to make new friends, reacquaint with old friends, or simply enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scottish hospitality. We are always looking for new members, so stop by one of our activities or events. Everyone is welcome!
The 2020 AGM, held on January 16, 2021 via a Virtual platform was a successful meeting. Our technical director opened the meeting 1.5 hours prior to the start time of the AGM to assist members in the new process for the AGM. The meeting itself was fluid and completed in a timeline standard to an in person meeting. Thank you to all participants for their efforts in adopting this platform, it has been a year of learning and the board is appreciative of the efforts of everyone for making this year a success. There has been 2 new additions to the board of Cherisse MacInnes and Bob Carter replacing 2 departing board members, Morag Walker and Albert Roach. The board would like to extend their appreciation to Morag and Albert for their service and commitment to the Edmonton Scottish Society, we wish them the best in days to come and they are always welcome to contribute as members of the society.
Join Us for a Virtual Burns Night January 23 / 2021. Video launch 11:00 a.m.
This year, Burns celebrations around the world will look a little bit different. But celebrate still, we will!
For those UNABLE to have a Burns Supper of their own but would still like to celebrate either while watching our Virtual Burns Night, celebrating Robert Burns in your own way or simply would like a taste of home. The Bothy is able to offer Takeout Food
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, in Scots Gaelic is roughly pronounced "Nollik Chree-hel Blee-una va oor"
The Board of the Edmonton Scottish Society wish you and yours the very best this season. Take care of each other, stay healthy and we hope to see you in 2021.
Membership has its privilege's
Individual memberships for the 2021 year will receive 1 Edmonton Scottish Society embossed whiskey glass.
Family memberships for the 2021 year will receive 2 Edmonton Scottish Society embossed whiskey glasses
The Language of The Scots
If you are not Scottish and have ever tried to hold a conversation with a Scot and found your self wondering just what the blazes was just said,,, well your not alone. We Scots have a way of saying things. Here are some common Scottish terms you may or may not know.
Don’t. As in: ‘Dinnae forget to pack an umbrella’.
Boy and girl, usually on the younger side. Often said with endearment.
Brookfield Residential Sponsors the Edmontons Soccer Dome
The Edmonton Scottish Society is proud to announce a 5 year sponsorship with Brookfield Residential Edmonton. The Soccer Dome now becomes the Edmonton Soccer Dome by Brookfield Residential
2020 Highland Gathering
The day is upon us when we would have been celebrating the Highland Gathering. Due to Covid 19 and the restrictions still in place on mass gatherings we had to cancel today's events however we wanted to still pay homage to the meaning and the love our Scottish heritage. Please see the video to hear from our games chieftain Bill Gibson.
Please stay safe and we hope to see you next year.
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Preview of the New Scotsman Newsletter
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