Date Time Event
January 21 4 PM Robert Burns Celebration
Grand Sierra Resort
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
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 11 AM Annual Member Picnic Bowers Mansion Regional Park
4005 Bowers Mansion Road, New Washoe City, NV
Join the Annual Member Picnic fun at the Comstock Pavilion at Bowers Mansion Park on August 19. Make the easy drive to historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley to stake your claim starting at 11:00. Grills will be fired up around 11:30. Bangers, hot dogs, buns, beverages, and condiments will be provided by the Society. The rest of the feast is potluck-style... bring your favorite appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert to share. The fun does not stop at the meal. The day is filled with music by the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, Scottish cornhole, the infamous haggis toss, and other picnic activities.
September 16 9 AM Inaugural Kilted Golf Tournament & Paint Party
The Ranch at Desert Lakes
50 Desert Lakes Drive, Fernley, NV
Be a part of NSSC history at the Inaugural Kilted Golf Tournament & Paint Party. For those taking part in the golf tournament, there will be a 9 AM shotgun start, with prizes including low score, high score, closest to the pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one. For the non-golfers, enjoy a Scottish-themed Painting Party. Your registration includes a 19th Hole catered lunch, and a goodie bag. Click here for more information & registration form.
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.
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.
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.