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!
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.
National Tartan Day
Tartans of all varieties are worn on Tartan Day, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Scots and their descendants in Canada on April 6.
What Do People Do?
Typically Tartan Day celebrations include parades with pipe bands, highland dancing and sports, and other community gatherings with Scottish-themed events. While a variety of tartans are displayed, the maple leaf tartan is Canada’s official tartan.
Tartan Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Canada.
On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. It is celebrated on April 6 because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence. In Canada, the day originated in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia, where it was declared an official day by the provincial government. It then spread across the country, with many provinces joining in.
Due to current circumstances surrounding Covid-19 mass gatherings are not permitted however there is alot happening online to celebrate National Tartan Day.
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
'Edmonton really needs it': Hometown soccer pro impressed with indoor soccer dome
Preview of the New Scotsman Newsletter
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