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In Memorium – Edward Wayne Rethford – 5th May 1927 – 31st July 2023
Gus Noble represents the Scottish diaspora at the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh
Chicago Scots President and CEO, Gus Noble, was invited to attend the Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Giles’ Cathedral that was held earlier today in Edinburgh. Gus’s invitation was as representative of the Scottish diaspora, a role that means a lot to Gus as a champion of Scottish culture in North America.
This Morning, Gus Noble Received His Officer of the Most Excellent Order At the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
Two years after Chicago Scots President and CEO, Gus Noble, was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, he received the honor at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Accompanied by his mother, wife and eldest son, Gus attended his Investiture earlier today.
Meet Skye, a Clydesdale horse named after the Isle of Skye because Clydesdales originated in Scotland. Skye will be at the Highland Games bringing joy to children and adults alike in the Children’s Area.
Gary Maclean, National Chef of Scotland, will be performing three live, complimentary, cooking demonstrations in the Culinary & Whisky Tent at the 2023 Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Gary will be doing presales of his upcoming book to benefit Chicago Scots as well as book signings.
This year’s piping and drumming competition at the Scottish Festival & Highland Games is the largest in North America. See the full list of bands that will be competing.
Give your Dad, yourself, or a friend a memorable tasting experience from Scotland at the Highland Games on June 17, 2023. Whisky Masterclass tickets are available for purchase at the main beverage and entertainment tent. Tickets are $50 and are limited to 50 people per seminar.
The Whisky Masterclasses will be held in the Culinary & Whisky Tent.
Treat yourself to a front row view of some of the most events at this year’s Scottish Festival & Highland Games.
Our Wintrust Patron Tent is the place to be to see the amazing feats of Heavy Athletics competitions and the incredible Massed Bands performance! Tickets are on sale now.
The entertainment lineup at the 2023 Scottish Festival & Highlands Games features familiar and new bands and solo artists ranging from rock, jazz and bluegrass, to traditional Scottish and Irish music. Learn more about the musical acts and buy your tickets now!
National Arbor Day greetings are being shared across the U.S. and in Scotland to celebrate the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. Ever the muse for painters, poets and naturalists, trees celebrate every season of life.
Chicago Scots is celebrating Arbor Day by shining a spotlight on two of our members and raising money for the restoration of the trees and landscaping at Caledonia Senior Living from the storm damage suffered last June.
Chicago Scots was proud to be a partner organization for Judson University’s World Leaders Forum. See a recap of events, and how the Chicago Scots community and the staff and residents at Caledonia Senior Living provided a warm welcome to the World Leaders Forum attendees.
ScotlandsPeople has just released the 1921 Scottish census records for the first time, comprising 200,000 images recording the details of 4.8 million people. Chicago Scots encourage everyone to explore their ancestry! Who will you find?
Recently, Gus Noble was interviewed by Ben Ari from Authority Magazine, as part of a series called ‘Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO. Read the full interview here.
Rusty Magner shares his story on his connection to golf and the Kilted Classic hosted by the Chicago Scots. “Try it, and you’ll want to return the next year. Bring some friends and or clients – they will thank you. And it’s a good value for golf, food and drink! The bagpipes are always incredible. The comradery of friends and challenges on a great course, like Cantigny, can’t be beat.”
Staff at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside lowered the flags of Scotland and the Illinois St. Andrew Society to half-staff in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, whose 70-year reign as monarch of the United Kingdom ended upon her death Sept. 8.
CBS Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside the latest battle for the Chicago Scots: fundraising for much-needed renovations at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.
Calvin Lees shares his experience as the 2022 Saltire Scholar Intern at Chicago Scots. Hear about what he worked on, what he learned, how he explored Chicago and more.
The entertainment lineup at the 2022 Scottish Festival & Highlands Games includes a variety of bands and solo artists with eclectic styles from jazz and bluegress, to honky tonk, country and more!
Chicago Scots is grateful for Roscoe, whose motto is ‘Take Pride’ for continuing to sponsor the Pipe Band Competition at the Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Learn about the company’s family values and history.
Chicago Scots is proud to host the Midwest’s largest Scottish Festival and Highland Games with North America’s largest Pipe Band competition June 17-18, 2022. Solo competitions are held on Friday and full Pipe Band competitions are on Saturday!
Scottish Heavyweight Athletics, with roots back to the 10th century, form the identifying activities at the Highland Games. Learn about these events and hear from a panel of women discussing the past, present and future of women in Heavy Athletics.
Chicago Scots interviewed Scott McAdam Jr. to discuss his Scottish identity and the company’s support for Chicago Scots, including sponsorship of the Children’s Area at the 2022 Scottish Festival & Highland Games.
To celebrate Tartan Week, Chicago Scots hosted Philip Long, Annie Campbell, and Kirstin Bridier from the National Trust for Scotland on the first leg of their four-city tour of America.
Learn about the history of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, and how Scots rallied together to raise money within two weeks of the fire for the Scottish Home that stands today!
The Chicago Scots in collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland USA, Openlands and the Scottish Government USA held a virtual panel discussion on conservation, climate change and its impact on people in advance of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starting in Glasgow, Scotland.
For the second year in a row the Kilted Classic Leaderboard is generously sponsored by Curtis Linder, in memory of his mother Glenna Linder who lived at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.
I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about my Scottish identity. On this Fourth of July, I'd like to talk about my American identity. I am a Chicago Scot. I was born and brought up in Scotland. In 2018, I became an American Citizen. My American wife, Aisha, and...