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Caledonia Senior Living partners with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Caledonia Senior Living partners with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

This Mother’s Day, Caledonia Senior Living became the first aging services community in the US to partner with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Gus recently joined RSNO CEO Alistair Mackie and acclaimed Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Zoom for a wide ranging chat about the partnership, the evolution of the program, the power of music and a fascinating story about the forgotten music of St Kilda.

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Gus Noble receives 2021 National Tartan Day Award

Gus Noble receives 2021 National Tartan Day Award

Gus Noble, President of the Chicago Scots, received the 2021 National Tartan Day Award presented by the Scottish Coalition USA. The award was presented April 6th during the National Tartan Day Commemoration Celebration, hosted virtually by the American Scotland Foundation.

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Heroes for Heroes: A Year in Review

Heroes for Heroes: A Year in Review

One year ago, Chicago Scots began a collaboration with local artist David Lee Csicsko to help support our heroes at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.  Each month we have celebrated a Scottish or Scottish-American hero featuring them on apparel, mugs and other merchandise available at our online store. Learn more about these incredible heroes.

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2021 Highland Games Announcement

2021 Highland Games Announcement

Last March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Scots announced with regret that we would press “pause” on all our in-person events until we were absolutely certain we could host them safely. Unfortunately, that time has not yet come and we regret to announce that the Chicago Scots will not host our 2021 Scottish Festival & Highland Games in June.

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Remembering Roberts Burns

Remembering Roberts Burns

Despite lockdowns due to COVID-19, plans are underway to honor Scotland’s ploughman poet Robert Burns’ birthday throughout the world.

Chicago Scots has put together a comprehensive resource guide to celebrate Robert Burns safely at home all week long.

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Gus Noble Interviewed by Scotland.org

Gus Noble Interviewed by Scotland.org

Gus Noble, President of Chicago Scots, was recently interviewed by Scotland.org for a feature article. The interview covers a wide range of topics including Chicago Scots history, Caledonia Senior Living’s handling of COVID-19, systemic racism, and the upcoming virtual St. Andrew’s Day Gala and 175th anniversary.

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Chicago Scots to host 19th Annual Kilted Classic, Reimagined

Chicago Scots to host 19th Annual Kilted Classic, Reimagined

The Chicago Scots, the oldest non-profit organization in Illinois, is thrilled to announce their 19th Annual Kilted Classic Reimagined, running Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4. 2020. Hosted virtually for the first time since its inception, the Kilted Classic Reimagined will allow golfers of every caliber to bring their best game to any course for a multi-course scramble golf tournament across North America and in Scotland.

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Ways to Observe Tartan Day While Sheltered in Place

Ways to Observe Tartan Day While Sheltered in Place

National Tartan Day recognizes the contributions of Scottish Americans to the U.S. and commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath 700 years ago which declared Scottish independence. For 175- years Chicago Scots have delivered on life’s most important most...

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Scottish treasure stops by The Scottish Home

Scottish treasure stops by The Scottish Home

Residents at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside got a brush with Scottish history last week when it became a special stop during a three-week tour of one of Scotland’s national treasures – the so-called Robert Burns violin.

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