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Come and meet us at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of the month for the Monthly Meeting at Jason’s Deli at Highland & Poplar. Each meeting includes a presentation of Scottish interest. There are also several informal gatherings throughout the year, such as our Annual Ceilidh (party) and our Annual Picnic.
The highlight each year is the Burns Nicht Supper, a celebration of Scotland’s poet, Robert Burns on the Saturday in late January closest to his birthday on the 25th.
Details on our Events are posted on this website as plans progress.
Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, and the Red River Settlement
Thomas was the youngest son in a large family, who unexpectedly became next in line to the title and upon his father’s death sought to make his mark in the world. In 1802, he found his place in the sponsorship of eight hundred displaced Highlanders who had lost their land to sheep farmers.