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June 3, 2023

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!


  • Burns Supper
    Sat, Jan 28
    Hotel Ballast
    Jan 28, 5:00 PM
    Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
    Join us and share in the tradition of a Burns Supper as we honor Scotland’s National Bard. Enjoy Burns' poems and music, toasts and the Address to the Haggis as we come together again for The Scottish Society of Wilmington's 30th Annual Robert Burns Supper!
  • Bagpipe Festival 2023
    Sun, Feb 05
    UNCW Cultural Arts Building
    Feb 05, 1:00 PM
    UNCW Cultural Arts Building, 5270 Randall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    Join us for the Second Annual Bagpipe Festival, produced by the UNC-W Music Department, with assistance from The Scottish Society of Wilmington.
  • SSOW Monthly Board Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 08
    Zoom Meeting
    Feb 08, 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.
  • Moore's Creek 2023
    Sat, Feb 25
    Moore's Creek National Battlefield Park
    Feb 25, 10:00 AM – Feb 26, 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 11
    Mar 11, 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, 10:00 AM – Jun 04, 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

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