The St. Andrew’s Day Gala

“Feast of the Haggis”

Held annually to coincide as close as possible with Saint Andrew’s Day, the Feast of the Haggis is our premier gala fundraiser. Dress in your finest and join us for an elegant Scottish meal (haggis optional….but encouraged!,) highland dancing, bagpiping, Scottish entertainment, an auction, a cèilidh (Scottish music and dancing) and a special awards presentation.

175th St. Andrew’s Day
Virtual “Feast of the Haggis”


On November 30, 2020, Chicago Scots hosted the 175th Annual St. Andrew’s Day “Feast of the Haggis”. Due to COVID-19, the event was held virtually for the first time ever. This year’s event featured a journey through Chicago Scots history and the the presentation of two awards. Our highest honor, the Distinguished Citizen Award was presented to Peter Georgeson, owner of Scot Forge, and the inaugural Makar’s Medal was presented to Scotland’s seated poet laureate, the Makar, Jackie Kay. National Chef of Scotland, Gary Maclean curated a “Feast in a Box” for members to cook their own Scottish favorites for a feast at home.

You can watch the recording of the 175th Anniversary of the Chicago Scots here.