Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing

Thank you to all who participated in the 2021 Annual Golf Outing! Click below to see photos.

To see photos from the 2019 Golf Outing, click here.

Save the Date: Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing

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The Scots’ Charitable Annual Golf Outing RETURNS on August 29th at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course in Salem, New Hampshire. Tee off at 11:30 am.

More details coming soon!

To see photos from the 2019 Golf Outing, click here.

Tartan Week Virtual Scotch Tasting

Join us for a wee dram! All proceeds go to the Scots’ Charitable Scholarship fund. Click to learn more & view flyer. Special thanks to The Haven! If you are interested in attending please PM Karen Campbell Mahoney in Facebook or email scotscharitableboston@gmail.com

Virtual Highland Tea with Diana Gabaldon

Fan of the Outlander book series? Join Diana Gabaldon and the Northern Celtic Heritage Society for virtual tea on Saturday, October 3rd from 2 PM – 3:30 PM MST. All proceeds will benefit the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society’s scholarship program. To date over $120,000 has been given to individuals and groups within the society to promote, present, and preserve Celtic heritage and culture.

View more details here.

Scots’ Charitable Society / Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship Awards

The joint Scholarship Committee of the Scots’ Charitable Society and the Woman’s Auxiliary have concluded their review of candidates for undergraduate scholarships for the academic year 2020 – 2021.  We are pleased to announce that scholarships are being awarded to 32 candidates who have sent in completed applications and attended (via Zoom) interviews with the Committee.   The total amount given by the two organizations is $82,500.  Normally, these awards would be presented at our annual awards ceremony, but unfortunately that ceremony had to be cancelled this year due to the COVID Pandemic. Still, we want to publicly honor those students who have demonstrated scholarship, writing ability, and community service and to wish them well in their future studies. 

In addition to “basic” scholarships, the committee is awarding a number of special awards in specific fields:  The MacPherson Award for an engineering student, the Lockhart Award for a student athlete, the McCall-Nichol Award for the best essay, the MacLeod Award for a student in the creative or performing arts, and two awards from the Daughters of Scotia’s Victory Lodge to a male and female student in the health field. We are proud to be able to support these students from schools as near as the University of Massachusetts and as far away as Edinburgh University.

Founded in 1657, the Scots’ Charitable Society is the oldest secular charitable organization in the Western Hemisphere, and was originally charged with providing aid to fellow Scots in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who were indigent or in poor health. As the social safety net expanded, the number of such needy Scots and descendants of Scots declined, and the Society changed its primary focus and in 1942 began providing undergraduate scholarships to students of Scottish descent living in the six New England states. 

The Woman’s Auxiliary Board of the Scots’ Charitable Society was founded in 1876 to aid in the work of the Scots’ Charitable Society.  Originally, its members directed the domestic affairs of the Scots’ Temporary Home located on Camden Street in Boston.  The home was established “for the purpose of giving shelter to our needy countrymen, who may be either in distress or perplexity.  Where they may remain for a short time before proceeding on their journeyor obtaining situations here.” It is noteworthy that in 1882, the Superintendent of the home was John Quincy Adams II with assistance from his wife, Frances. Like the Scots’ Charitable Society, the organization focused on relief given to women and children of Scottish descent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; but now the Woman’s Auxiliary provides scholarships to students of Scottish descent in the six New England states.

Both organizations welcome new members intent on continuing the tradition of Scots helping Scots.

Application forms for the 2021 – 2022 school year will be posted on the Society’s web site, https://scots-charitable.org in January, 2021.

National Burger Day Competition Featuring Boston’s The Haven and Outlander’s Sam Heughan

In celebration of National Burger Day and to benefit Frontline Foods, The Haven’s Jason Waddleton has teamed with Outlander’s Sam Heughan to create the Jacobite burger for The Burger Showdown. The burger with the most votes and orders will be deemed the winner.

Eager to give the Jacobite burger a try? It is only available via UberEats!

SCS Member Lifting Spirits of Local Community

Scots’ Charitable Society member, Tom Childs, has been providing some musical relief to lift spirits in his community.

Every night Tom plays his bagpipes across the Androscoggin River pedestrian bridge. Thank you, Tom!

Check out the coverage here and here.

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans has been postponed. Stay tuned and until then, please stay healthy and safe!