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2007 - The Year in Review Scottish Society of Tidewater January 2 nd , 2008 The Mission of the SST Preservation and study of Scottish culture Monthly programs Special events (Tartan Day, Wallace Day) Educational events (Coventry Elementary)

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2007 - The Year in Review

Scottish Society of Tidewater

January 2nd, 2008


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The Mission of the SST

  • Preservation and study of Scottish culture

    • Monthly programs

    • Special events (Tartan Day, Wallace Day)

    • Educational events (Coventry Elementary)

  • Cooperation with like-minded groups and organizations here and abroad

    • St. Andrew’s Society of Tidewater

    • Williamsburg and Richmond Celtic Festivals

    • Philly Midwinter Celtic Festival

    • St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks

    • Gaelic College of St. Ann’s (Cape Breton)


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Monthly Programs - 2007

  • Scottish Jeopardy

  • Highland Regiments

    • Author Ian McCulloch

  • Jamestown 400th Anniversary

    • Stacey Hood

  • Genealogy

    • Donna Hubner

  • Clan Presentations

    • Scott MacGregor, Wil Phillips


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SST Special Events

  • Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Tartan Day Ceilidh at Grand Affairs

  • Azalea Festival Parade

  • Boardwalk History Fest

  • 2nd Annual William Wallace Day

  • Norfolk Grand Illumination

  • SST Christmas Ceilidh


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Educational Outreach

  • Gaelic language, music, and piping demonstration at Tallwood High School in Jan. ‘07

  • Oct. ‘07 - Read Aloud Virginia Program

    • Scottish Ceilidh hosted by Coventry Elementary School in Yorktown

    • An evening of Scottish music, piping, singing, Gaelic language and cultural demonstrations

  • We plan to do much more of this in 2008!


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Scottish Walk/Dancing in the Streets/Hogmanay

  • Outstanding crowd for this year’s Scottish Walk in Portsmouth

  • Many thanks to John McGlynn for his hospitality in hosting “Dancing in the Streets” following the walk

  • A big thank you to Tom and Lynette Crouch for a wonderful Hogmanay/First Footing party at their home in the evening


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Upcoming Events

  • The next couple of months are VERY busy for the local Celtic community …

  • Please check the website regularly for updates – thanks, Scott!

  • Here is a partial list of upcoming events … again, check the website for specifics on location, pricing, etc.


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Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 6th - Special viewing of “The Water Horse” at Kempe’s River Cinema Café

  • Jan. 17th - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The Coldstream Guards @ CNU Ferguson Center - $50/$44/$39

  • Jan. 19th – Tidewater St. A’s Burns Nicht

  • Jan. 26th – Williamsburg St. A’s Burns Nicht


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Upcoming Events

  • Early Feb. – Polar Plunge – Police Emerald Society fundraising event to follow @ Murphy’s

  • Feb. 15th - 17th – Philly Midwinter Celtic Music Festival (see Lynnette/Edward for more details)


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Upcoming Events

  • Mar. 4th – Natalie McMaster @ Ferguson Center at CNU

  • Mar. 9th – TIAS Finnegan’s Wake @ Church of the Ascension

  • Mar. 12th - Chieftains @ Sandler Center

  • Mar. 15th – Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Mar. 29th - Battlefield Band @ Ferguson Center at CNU


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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 11th

  • Special FREE Concert featuring “Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble” of the USAF Heritage of America Band

  • Virginia Beach Central Library - 7pm

  • Sponsored by the Scottish Society of Tidewater


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Next SST Meeting

Wednesday, February 6th, 2007

Guest Speaker: Larry MacCauley


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