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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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