Caledonian Society of Arizona - society spotlight


03 April 2014
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Find out more about the Caledonian Society of Arizona, a group which works for the continuance of Scottish culture in Arizona. ...

Find out more about the Caledonian Society of Arizona, a group which works for the continuance of Scottish culture in Arizona.

For more than fifty years, the society has brought together those with an interest in Scottish history and culture, with an annual programme of events including meetings, a Burns Supper and the highlight of the society calendar – the Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games.

Since 1964, various Scottish Groups amalgamated into one called the Caledonian Society of Arizona and now consistently provide a large Scottish Highland Games to the general public. The group is focused on Scottish education, music and traditions.

The Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

Over the years, the group's Scottish Gathering & Highland Games has become an eagerly anticipated springtime event for both locals and visitors. Last year's Gathering attracted more than 17,000 people, with highlights including:

  • Womens Athletic World Championship
  • Special Olympics competition
  • Medieval Scottish village
  • British car show
  • Regular massed pipe bands
  • Over 120 atheletes
  • Scottish education tent
  • Celtic rock bands
  • Scottish traditional musicians


Watch a video of the 2012 Gathering here.
 
The group's monthly meetings usually take the form of educational seminars or live music and Scottish food. Members also attend an annual Burns Supper, a St Andrews Dinner, and society Christmas party.

Find out more

For more information on the group, visit the Caledonian Society of Arizona website and Facebook page.