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January 21                             4 PM                         Robert Burns Celebration                                     

Grand Sierra Resort

Reno, NV


Nevada Society of Scottish Clans presents their 41st Annual Robert Burns Celebration featuring dinner and program with traditional Robert Burns Ceremonies.  The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will perform and the Silver Thistle Award for Scot of the Year will be revealed.  Events before dinner include a Whisky Tasting hosted by Breakthru Beverage Nevada, featuring six diverse whiskies. Other events include Celtic music, whisky raffle, and the fund raising NSSC raffle.

February 5                          3 PM                           Scots in Space
Fleischmann Planetarium

1664 North Virginia St, Reno, NV

Paul McFarlane, 2023 Scot of the Year and Director of Fleischmann Planetarium, invites NSSC to Scots in Space. Scottish Actor David Tennant narrates a brilliant tour of the Universe in this exciting full-dome show at the Fleischmann Planetarium. NSSC member and participants who attended the 2023 Robert Burns Dinner are invited to help us celebrate space -- and the 60th Anniversary of Nevada's First Planetarium!

March 9                              6 PM                           TMCC Genealogy Lab                                                                                          TMCC Elizabeth Sturm Library

7000 Dandini BLVD, Reno, NV

TMCC's Elizabeth Sturm Library Genealogy Lab will play host to our Thursday, March 9 Gathering. Suzanne Malek, TMCC's Reference/Genealogy Librarian, and Richard Dalton, the Society's Genealogist will take us on a tour of the growing Family History Research Room, and introduce us to the research lab. You will be able to login to a computer to learn about and explore the genealogical resources available for free at TMCC and at home, library guides, periodicals and so much more. What a great way to start, or continue exploring your family tree!

April 6                                  10 AM - 2 PM                Tartan Day at the Legislature                    

Nevada State Legislature Building

401 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans returns to the Nevada State Legislature! Get your tartan on and come represent your heritage in Carson City. The Society greets legislators and visitors, displays our literature, genealogy reference books, and offers shortbread to share our Scottish heritage.  

April 6                                  6 PM - 8PM                Tartan Day Whisky Tasting                    

Shim's Surplus Speakeasy

125 West 3rd Street, Reno NV

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans celebrates National Tartan Day with toasts and special entertainment.  Join us on this special day in celebration of Scottish heritage. Reservations required.  Whisky Tasting  

May 20-21                           9 AM – 5 PM              Great Basin Highland Games                                                                                Gandolfo Rodeo Arena                                          (event not produced by NSSC)     

2200 Loop Road, Sparks, NV

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans will participate in the 2nd Annual Great Basin Scottish Highland Games by hosting tents where we share Society and heritage information.  We assist visitors to determine their clan and discover their tartan colors.  Various food and beverage will be available.  We invite all to come out and enjoy watching the Highland athletes compete.  A great way to enjoy Scottish heritage.

June 10                           3 PM                           Tartan Mini Golf Tournament                                                                                   Wild Island Mini Golf

250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, NV

Kilt up and head to Wild Island Mini Golf for our Annual Tartan Mini Golf Tournament.  This is a fun event for people of all ages.  Come and join in the fun.  Who knows... you might be the Grand Champion or win one of our fun prizes. After golf, we will gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant to swap stories of our golfing adventure. Cost is $10 per person.

July 19                            5 PM                          Celtic Night at Reno Public Market

Reno Public Market                                            (event not produced by NSSC)  

299 East Plumb Lane                                                                                                    

Reno Public Market is hosting a Celtic evening. Featured performers will include Last Night's Folly, Trad, Sierra Silverstrings, Bagpiper Sean Cummings, Scottish Highland Dancers, Plastic Paddy, Karrie O'Niell with Kat MacMartin, and a very special surprise guest performance. Prepare to have a night to remember. 

August 19                        10 AM                     Annual Picnic                                                                                                          Bowers Mansion Regional Park

Comstock Pavilion

4005 Bowers Mansion Road, New Washoe City, NV


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. The rest is potluck-style... bring your favorite appetizer, salad, side dishe, or dessert to share. The fun does not stop at the meal. The day is filled with music by the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, a raffle, Scottish cornhole, the infamous haggis toss, and other activities.    



September 14                    7 PM                           Gathering of the Clans                  

High Mark Distillery

4690 Longley Lane, Suite 28, Reno, NV




October 12                       7 PM                           Gathering of the Clans                                                                                             High Mark Distillery

4690 Longley Lane, Suite 28, Reno, NV


Come in costume and celebrate All Hallows Eve, better known as Halloween, or Samhain. Ron Cherry presents interesting Scottish roots in our modern day celebration of ghosts, goblins, skeletons, pumpkins, costumes and trick-or-treating.  In addition to the presentation, our Board of Director candidates for the coming year are announced.  Nominations are taken from the floor in preparation for the Annual Meeting in November. 

November 9                   7 PM                           Annual Meeting                                                                                                      High Mark Distillery

4690 Longley Lane, Suite 28, Reno, NV


All members are encouraged to attend 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. 

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.



December                   5 PM                              Christmas Party

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church

4795 Lakeside Drive, Reno, NV

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans celebrates this festive season with an evening that includes a potluck dinner, raffle and music.  Come celebrate with us at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church. The Society will provide both turkey and ham.  Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert to share.                                                          

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