Scots' Charitable Society Blog

In this section of our website we’ll be writing, sharing and contributing stories and memories we have linking to our Scottish heritage; this may range from how we became involved with the Scots’ Society to our recent travels of Scotland to our personal experiences of being part of a thriving American-Scottish community.

If you have a story, memory or experience you would like to share please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at; scotscharitableboston@gmail.com


Happy Hogmanay!

As we think back on 2020, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for each of our members and friends of the Society. None of us could have imagined what 2020 had in store for us all. While many of our projects had to be put on hold, we remained true to … Continue reading Happy Hogmanay!

St. Andrew’s Day

Saint Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland, is celebrated today, November 30th. Who is Saint Andrew? He was a Galilean fisherman and one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, believed to have been born between 5AD and 10AD. But, funny enough, despite being Scotland’s Patron Saint, he was never believed to have stepped foot in Scotland! There are … Continue reading St. Andrew’s Day

Scottish Participation at the Battles of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 2020 will mark the 245th Anniversary of the start of the American Revolutionary War.   The battles of Lexington and Concord which triggered the War of Independence and was a brewing response to the Boston Massacre, taxation without representation, and other hardships such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts imposed by … Continue reading Scottish Participation at the Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Scottish Origins of Bobby Orr

Robert Gordon Orr, born in Perry Sound, Ontario, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.  Orr’s speed, scoring and playmaking skills revolutionized the position of defensemen.  He played for the NHL for 12 seasons, ten of them with Bruins.  He was inducted into NHL Hall of Fame in 1979. … Continue reading The Scottish Origins of Bobby Orr

Member Spotlight: The Patnod Twins

Gregory and Alex Patnod or collectively “The Patnod Twins” are two of the youngest members of the Scots’ Charitable Society. They became involved in 2015 through their Grandfather Ken MacDonald, who has a proud Scottish heritage, tracing his ancestors back to 17th century Scotland. From a young age Greg and Alex participated in cultural events. … Continue reading Member Spotlight: The Patnod Twins

2019 Summer Intern

This year, 2019, Scots’ Charitable Society took on their first summer intern, Olivia Conroy-Smith, to work full-time over an eight-week period. Olivia is originally from the outskirts of London with family in both Scotland and Ireland however, for the last four years Olivia has lived in Edinburgh, Scotland whilst studying Geography and Social and Economic … Continue reading 2019 Summer Intern