of Scottish Clans
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.
Legacy of Tradition
We invite You to Join The Society
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 provides many opportunities for members to enjoy entertaining gatherings and events, including the renowned Robert Burns Celebration steeped in pageantry and tradition.
GOVERNANCE & SUPPORT
The Society is a 501(c)(3) 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. Membership dues and revenue from other services provide valuable operating funds.
ANCESTRY & ADVOCACY
The Society participates in Tartan Day at the Legislature to help recognize the monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Scottish Americans that have led to America’s preeminence in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government, politics, economics, architecture, literature, media and visual and performing arts. Recognition of these accomplishments is honored throughout the Society’s endeavors.
If you are curious about Scotland and its people, if bagpipes give you goosebumps or if you imagine yourself in a colorful tartan, the Society is for you! Membership is open to all who share in the Society’s mission and is not limited to people of Scottish descent.
Annual Meeting &
A Dram of Spirits: 19th Century Firefighting in Scotland
Join us November 9 at High Mark Distillery. All members are encouraged to join us November 9 for the Society’s Annual Meeting. Reports for the year are given and the election of officers takes place. Come participate in the Annual Meeting. Following the official meeting, Steve Frady presents the history of firefighting in Scotland.
A Dram of Spirits: 19th Century Firefighting in Scotland by Steve Frady
Scotland is a country known for its many firsts and inventions, including the first organized municipal fire brigade in the world, established in Edinburgh in 1824. Steve will discuss 19th century firefighting from buckets and leather hose to pumpers and steamers. Antique fire memorabilia from his extensive collection will be shared.
7:00 at High Mark Distillery - 4690 Longley Lane #28, Reno, NV 89502
JOIN THE SOCIETY!
Membership in the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans is perfect for those who have a love for the Scottish culture and heritage. Our Society is open to anyone who shares in our mission and goals, regardless of Scottish descent, and we offer various annual events and activities to fulfill your Scottish passions.