The Scots’ Charitable Society is the oldest charitable organization in the Western Hemisphere. Originally Founded in 1657 in Massachusetts and incorporated in 1786, Scots’ aims to help people of Scottish heritage by providing relief to Scottish-American individuals and families in need, and by granting undergraduate scholarships to members of the Scottish-American community. We are Scots helping Scots.
The Society is devoted to the cultivation of social relations amongst its members, cherishing associations with Scotland as well as instilling in our fellow countrymen a zeal for carrying on our time-honored traditions. We seek to promote Scottish and Celtic heritage through education and participation in highland games, parades and other cultural events throughout the Greater Boston area.
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