Nevada Society of 
Scottish Clans



Annual Picnic



Join in the fun at our Annual Picnic. Come stake your claim starting at 10:00... grillers will start serving at 11:30. Bangers, hot dogs, chips, beverages, and condiments will be provided. Bring your own salad, side dishes, and desserts for your family or friend group. (We are opting to not have a complete potluck set-up, but there are no Covid restrictions so if you choose, feel free to bring something to share with the group.) The fun does not stop at the meal. The afternoon is filled with music by the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, a raffle, the infamous haggis toss, and other activities. This year we are having a cornhole tournament with our custom Scottish cornhole boards. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Get your two person teams ready. 

Our Heritage

Founded in 1982, the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans is dedicated to celebrating and perpetuating the cultural heritage of Scotland and its people, including ancient customs, literature, music, games, history and dress.

The Society is based in Reno, and serves members in northern Nevada, northeastern California and beyond. Membership is not limited to people of Scottish decent.  It’s open to those who share in the Society’s mission and goals.

The Society has an impressive history of offering gatherings and events, with informative, educational and entertaining content and activities. Most notable, is the annual, renowned Robert Burns Celebration honoring the memory of Scotland’s beloved national poet. It is an evening steeped in pageantry and tradition, with guests dressed in kilts, colorful tartans and smart evening wear. A typical program features  bagpipe and Highland dance performances, a dramatic presentation of the haggis, festive toasts, whiskey tasting and presentation of the Society’s highest honor, the Silver Thistle Award to the Scot of the Year.

NSSC is a nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Directors and supported by committees and members, who volunteer their time to ensure the Society remains viable, year after year.

The Society is funded by membership dues, event fees, sponsorship fees, donations, in-kind-services and other sources.

Upcoming Events


NSSC Annual Picnic

10:00 AM

Bowers Mansion

Comstock Pavilion


Gathering of the Clans
Highland Dance History, Customs & Folklore

7:00 PM 

High Mark Distillery


Gathering of the Clans
Program & Presentation of Board Candidates

7:00 PM

High Mark Distillery

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