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Nevada Society of 
Scottish Clans



Scots in Space


February's extraordinary Gathering comes courtesy of our Scot of the Year, Paul McFarlane, director of Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. Mr. McFarlane has invited us to the Planetarium for an appreciation event, Scots in Space - Scottish Actor David Tennant narrates a brilliant tour of the Universe in this exciting full-dome show at the Fleischmann Planetarium. Come celebrate space -- and the 60th Anniversary of Nevada's First Planetarium!

Please join us at Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center (1664 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV) on Sunday, February 5th at 3:00 P.M. The event is free, but you need to reserve your spot - click on the link below to go to the reservation site. Space is limited - make your reservation as soon as possible.


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


JAN   2023
41st Annual
Robert Burns Celebration

4:00 PM

Grand Sierra Resort

Reno, Nevada


Gathering of the Clans
Annual Meeting,    Election of Officers &
Scottish Trivia Competition

7:00 PM 

High Mark Distillery


Annual Christmas Party
Potluck (bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert)

5:00 PM

St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church

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