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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...
Chicago Scots President and CEO, Gus Noble, has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This honor was awarded in recognition of Gus’s 17-years of service to Scottish culture in the United...
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, April 6th we want every Chicago Scot to observe National Tartan Day at home safely. We’ve compiled a list of events and activities every Scot can enjoy at home to commemorate National Tartan Day.
All residents at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care are now vaccinated and in-person visits have resumed with social distancing protocols still in place. ABC7 Chicago was on-hand to cover this story.
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.
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.
Residents and staff at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care received the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. See photos and news coverage of the event.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care thanks to the generosity of Mark Wilken, former owner of Hollyberry, a holiday store in Oklahoma. Mark donated his entire store inventory to Chicago Scots. It's a story of goodwill...
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.
There has not been a single case of COVID-19 among residents at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care in North Riverside.
Caledonia Senior Living shared with ABC7 Chicago how they are successfully managing this pandemic.
The Chicago Scots is thrilled to officially kick off their historic 175th anniversary year by hosting the 175th Annual Saint Andrew’s Day Gala, “The Feast of the Haggis”, on Monday, November 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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.
On Saturday, August 1, 2020, Chicago Scots hosted the 34th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games! Due to COVID-19, the event was held virtually this year for the first time ever. Watch the recorded version on YouTube.
Vigilance, luck, higher power credited with carrying Illinois senior living community through COVID-19 pandemic
The head of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, Gus Noble, says the community has remained COVID-19-free due to the vigilance of staff, a bit of luck and the grace of a higher power.
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living has Risen to the Challenge of COVID-19
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care’s staff has used caution, cared for one another, and achieved an impeccable safety record through the COVID-19 situation.
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...
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.