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May 14, 2022

10 - 5

3600 Randall Pkwy, Wilmington

A Message From Our President

Welcome to The Scottish Society of Wilmington

The Scottish Society of Wilmington (SSOW) is a cornerstone of Scottish cultural heritage throughout the Lower Cape Fear region, with a mission to advance Scottish culture and history. Annual activities include a Robert Burns Night Celebration, Wilmington Bagpipe Festival (co-sponsored with UNC-W), Commemoration of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Cèilidhs in the Spring and Fall, Kirkin' o' the Tartans, and St. Andrew’s Day, along with participation in various Highland Games and the Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade. The SSOW welcomes anyone with a sincere interest in all things Scottish to join its ranks!


  • SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Oct 12
    Zoom Meeting
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    All SSOW Board meetings are open to the membership and are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm via Zoom, unless otherwise announced. ***OCTOBER 14, 2022 MEETING WILL BE HELD AT LONG LEAF PARK, SHELTER #1, BEGINNING AT 6:00*** (This will be a potluck)
  • SSOW at Crystal Coast
    Sat, Oct 22
    Beaufort, NC
    Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Beaufort, NC, Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
    The Scottish Society of Wilmington will be participating in the Crystal Coast Highland Games again this year! Sign up here to get the latest on our location and SSOW-related events.
  • Kirkin' o' the Tartans
    Sun, Oct 30
    First Presbyterian Church
    Oct 30, 11:00 AM
    First Presbyterian Church, 125 S 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
    Members of The Scottish Society of Wilmington participate in this annual celebration of Scottish heritage. Sign up here to get the latest news about the service at First Presbyterian Church. Participants are asked to gather in the gymnasium at 10:20 am.
  • Nov 28, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join us as we celebrate St. Andrew's Day (Nov. 30) and meeting to discuss matters of importance to the SSOW Membership.
  • Sat, Jan 28
    Location is TBD
    Jan 28, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns.
  • Sun, Feb 05
    UNC-Wilmington Cultural Arts Building
    Feb 05, 2023, 2:00 PM
    UNC-Wilmington Cultural Arts Building, 601 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    Join us for the Second Annual Bagpipe Festival, co-sponsored by UNC-W and The Scottish Society of Wilmington.
  • Moore's Creek 2023
    Sat, Feb 25
    Moore's Creek National Battlefield Park
    Feb 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – Feb 26, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Moore's Creek National Battlefield Park, 40 Patriots Hall Dr, Currie, NC 28435, USA
    Join the SSOW as we participate in the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. We will have an information table, children's games and serve lunch to the volunteers.
  • St Patrick's Day Parade
    Sat, Mar 18
    Mar 18, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA
    The SSOW marches to support our Celtic cousins! Join us as we parade our tartans and kilts!
  • Port City Highland Games 2023
    Sat, Jun 03
    Jun 03, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jun 04, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Wilmington, 3600 Randall Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Join us for the Second Annual Highland Games in the Lower Cape Fear! The event is benefiting the paw4vets foundation and will feature professional athletes, clan tents, vendors, food trucks, music, Highland dancing, sheep dog demonstrations and more!
  • Spring Cèilidh 2023
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    cèi·lidh /ˈkālē/ noun: ceilidh; plural noun: ceilidhs; noun: ceili; plural noun: ceilis a social event at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling.

Contact Us

PO Box 4146 Wilmington, NC 28406