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The 178th Annual

Saint Andrew's Day Gala

"Feast of the Haggis"

The Board of Governors cordially invites and encourages everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination to celebrate Scotland, kith & kin and and kindness at the 178th anniversary of the oldest charity in Illinois, Chicago Scots.

  • Cocktail Reception with Scottish Flair
  • Presentation of the Haggis & Banquet Dinner
  • Awards, Toasts & Tributes
  • Highland Dance and Bagpiping Performances
  • An unforgettable Musical Celebration of Scotland featuring

Alasdair Fraser & Rachel Barton Pine

Alasdair Fraser & Rachel Barton Pine

Highland Evening Dress or Black-Tie Encouraged

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Wintrust Grand Banking Hall
231 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60604
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Tickets start at $300 and can be purchased through our website. Seating is limited.

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Donations can be made online. For large donations, please contact us.

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Celebrating the legacies, contributions and accomplishments of our fellow Chicago Scots.


George Buik, Donald Buik & James Buik

For proud leadership of the Roscoe Company and the Board of Governors of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society for three generations.


Bess Schulmeister

For steadfast commitment to connecting families to their Scottish heritage through genealogical research and for leadership of the Scottish Genealogy Society.


Curtis Linder

For outstanding dedication to life enrichment of the residents of the Scottish Home at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.

When we are far from home or can no longer live at home on our own, we long for that sense of connection, of calm, of coming home. Chicago Scots is here to provide those nourishing bonds to culture, care and community for all, with true highland heart.

This event benefits Chicago Scots’ principal charity, Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.