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June 1, 2024

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!

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  • SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 13
    Zoom Meeting
    Mar 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Mar 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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.
  • St Patrick's Day Parade 2024
    St Patrick's Day Parade 2024
    Sat, Mar 16
    Downtown Wilmington
    Mar 16, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Downtown Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Downtown Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA
    The SSOW marches to support our Celtic cousins! Join us as we parade our tartans and kilts!
  • Spring Cèilidh 2024
    Spring Cèilidh 2024
    Sun, Apr 14
    Flying Machine Brewing Company
    Apr 14, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Flying Machine Brewing Company, 3130 Randall Pkwy, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    Apr 14, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Flying Machine Brewing Company, 3130 Randall Pkwy, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    A Scottish cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional social gathering or dance event that originated in Scotland (and Ireland). Cèilidhs are known for their lively and inclusive atmosphere, featuring traditional Celtic music, dancing, and socializing.
  • Third Annual Port City Highland Games
    Third Annual Port City Highland Games
    Sat, Jun 01
    Wilmington
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Wilmington, 3600 Randall Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Wilmington, 3600 Randall Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Join us for the Third 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, car show, and more!
  • SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 12
    Zoom Meeting
    Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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.
  • SSOW at Grandfather Mountain 2024
    SSOW at Grandfather Mountain 2024
    Thu, Jul 11
    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
    Jul 11, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 14, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 14, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC, USA
    The Scottish Society of Wilmington will be participating in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games this year!
  • SSOW at Scotland County 2024
    SSOW at Scotland County 2024
    Sat, Oct 05
    North Carolina Rural Heritage Center
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 PM
    North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13043 X Way Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 PM
    North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13043 X Way Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352, USA
    The Scottish Society of Wilmington will be participating in the Scotland County Highland Games this year! Sign up here to get the latest on our location and SSOW-related events. For tickets or more information on the Games, please visit carolina-highlandgames.com.
  • SSOW at Crystal Coast 2024
    SSOW at Crystal Coast 2024
    Sat, Oct 19
    Gallants Channel
    Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Gallants Channel, 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Gallants Channel, 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext, 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. For tickets or more information on the Games, please visit crystalcoasthighlandgames.com.
  • Kirkin' o' the Tartans 2024
    Kirkin' o' the Tartans 2024
    Sun, Oct 27
    First Presbyterian Church
    Oct 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
    First Presbyterian Church, 125 S 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
    Oct 27, 2024, 10:00 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 10:15 am.
  • Annual General Meeting & St. Andrews Pot-Luck 2024
    Annual General Meeting & St. Andrews Pot-Luck 2024
    Sun, Nov 17
    Location is TBD
    Nov 17, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Nov 17, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join us as we celebrate St. Andrew's Day with a potluck supper and meet to discuss matters of importance to the SSOW Membership. We'll have trivia games, a raffle, history moments and a report on the state of The Society.
  • Fall Cèilidh 2024
    Fall Cèilidh 2024
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    A Scottish cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional social gathering or dance event that originated in Scotland. Cèilidhs are known for their lively and inclusive atmosphere, featuring traditional Celtic music, dancing, and socializing.

Contact Us

PO Box 4146 Wilmington, NC 28406

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