Nevada Society of 
Scottish Clans



Kilted Bowling



We’re bringing back a Nevada Society of Scottish Clans oldie-but-goodie gathering with an afternoon of BOWLING – it may not be exactly the same game as that one invented by the Scots, but we’re going to make good-old American bowling Scottish for the afternoon!  Join us at High Sierra Lanes (3390 S. Virginia Street) at 2:00 on Sunday, July 17 – go ahead and wear your kilt to really “Scot it up.”  The price is $4.50 per person per game for adults, $3.75 for under 17 and over 55, or $18 per hour per lane.  (Shoe rental is $3.75).  Come gather with friends out of the summer heat, show off your skills, enjoy some bowling snacks and drinks, and maybe win a prize!

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


Kilted Bowling

2:00 PM

High Sierra Lanes

3390 S. Virginia St.

Reno, NV 


NSSC Annual Picnic


Bowers Mansion


Gathering of the Clans

7:00 PM 

High Mark Distillery

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