We have compiled a list of websites and contact information for all things Scottish in the Minnesota and the surrounding area. Below you will find links to Scottish and Scottish-American businesses, vendors, organizations, and musicians. This is by no means a complete list and if you see anything missing, please let us know!
|HERITAGE & SOCIAL
|MUSIC & DANCE||PUBLIC
|VENDORS OF SCOTTISH
& CELTIC GOODS
HERITAGE AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Clann Tartan: Clann Tartan is a living history group portraying life in the Highlands in the 1630s, when Highland culture was at its peak. We travel to cultural events and fairs around the upper midwest and depict daily life as accurately as possible.
Duluth Scottish Heritage Association: The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association Inc. (DSHA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to perpetuate Scottish culture in Duluth, Northeastern Minnesota and North Western Wisconsin.
Minnesota Genealogical Society: The Scottish American Center and the Minnesota Genealogical Society have teamed together and formed a group to specialize in Scottish genealogy. We will be meeting to help each other, to listen to speakers, and to learn the rudimentary steps toward doing genealogy research as regards to Scotland. If you are interested in pursuing your Scottish Genealogy, please consider joining us!
PIPE AND DRUM CORPS, DANCE ORGANIZATIONS,
Duluth Scottish Heritage Pipes and Drums:
David Sinclair Bouschor, Pipe Major
The Center for Irish Music: Provides instruction in various musical instruments. Classes offered include: Tin Whistle, Bodhran (drum), Fiddle, Guitar, Irish Flute (wooden or silver), English Concertina, Piano Accompaniment, Irish and English Song, Music Theory, Harp, Scottish Repertoire and Accordion C#/D.
Executive Director - Kate Dowling
PO Box 7034 St. Paul, MN 55107 651-493-2022
Hart School of Scottish Dance: Kitty Hart is a well-known, and highly respected teacher of Scottish Highland Dance. Under her mother Florence's expert instruction, Kitty enjoyed great success during her competitive dancing years. Together, Kitty and Florence Hart continue their tradition of excellence in Scottish Highland Dance, currently teaching at their St. Paul studio.
Laura MacKenzie: Traditional Scottish music and song; solo or ensemble & teacher of traditional Scottish music on whistle, flute, Scottish small pipes, and voice
Macalester Pipe Band: (Soloist pipers also available)
Michael Breidenbach - Director of Piping, Music Dept, Macalester College
Minnesota Police Pipe Band: (Soloist pipers also available)
Sally Gordon - Band Manager
Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance Association: The Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance Association has been supporting Scottish Highland dance in Minnesota for nearly 50 years. With dancers at every level of experience and training, the MSCDA has proudly preserved the culture of Scotland in Minnesota. As a volunteer organization, we sponsor public performances, workshops, competitions, and scholarships to continue providing opportunities to share this ancient and beautiful form of dance.
Minnesota Youth Pipe Band: The Minnesota Youth Pipe Band seeks to foster a lifelong passion for music though the Great Highland bagpipes and Highland drums (snare, tenor, and bass). Based in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul, we are dedicated to quality instruction in a youth oriented environment while providing opportunities for youth to develop musically and personally. MYPB aims to compete at Highland Games in the United States, Canada, and Scotland. All youth aged 8 to 18 are welcome and can start at learning with us at any time! The Minnesota Youth Pipe Band is part of the Minnesota Bagpipe and Drum Society, a non-profit organization.
Mike at 651-387-6142
Ross Sutter: Ross Sutter is a very popular performer who plays an impressive array of folk instruments - guitar, bodhran, button accordion, dulcimer, bones - but is best known for his singular baritone voice. Ross loves to sing Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian songs, as well as old American traditional and popular songs. He has performed on radio, television and at festivals, and works regularly in schools teaching the songs and folk dances that he has collected over the years.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society: The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities (Minnesota) Branch is a non-profit organization of individuals interested in learning and participating in the art of Scottish country dancing.
Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Chair
1232 Dupont Lane, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band:
Richard Cady - Band Manager
Tad Myers - pipe major
PUBLIC ANNUAL EVENTS
|Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games – The MSF&HG is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to promote and preserve Scottish traditions, and heritage through education, competitions, and public display, with a goal to establish and maintain a Scottish Cultural Center. This event takes place annually in MAY.
Don Cogswell - President
The Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games The Celtic Faire and Games features a unique blend of the arts, sporting events, and agricultural events to educate the public on Celtic culture and its contribution and impact on our American society and culture. This event takes place annually in September.
Robin O'Neill - President
Tartan Day – A day set aside specifically for American's of Scottish descent to celebrate their heritage, their culture, their pride in the accomplishments of Scottish Americans in our State and in our Nation. April 6th is the state and national holiday though the actual events, including a program and Tartan Day Ball, take place in early April annually.
|42nd Highland Regiment: The Highland Regiment is a seasoned cadre of professional 18th century living historian Edu-tainers. They portray a tattered company of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot - also known as The Black Watch, recreating a military encampment that would look as it did a few months after the first Battle of Fort Ticonderoga, which took place on July 7th and 8th of 1758.
5701 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55419-1812
Clann Tartan: Clann Tartan is a non-profit cultural, educational, historical, recreational and social group founded in 1987 and based in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. Clann Tartan appears and performs at many historically based events, providing historical interactions that not only please crowds, but educate people on the important roots of our country's Scottish forebears.
Mary McKinley - President
VENDORS OF SCOTTISH AND CELTIC GOODS
3 Celts & Company: Your connection for great Celtic Gifts and Merchandise
The Celtic Croft: The Celtic Croft sells bagpipes, kilts, accessories, Scottish and Irish clothing, gifts, and more
StillwaterKilts.com: Provide a positive and affordable experience for the first-time kilt buyer, and to supply unique, reasonably-priced accessories that any kilt-wearer will appreciate.
SCOTTISH LEARNING & INFORMATION
|Electric Scotland You will find thousands of web pages on Scottish history and the Scots & Scots-Irish at home and abroad on this website. Learn about your clan or family, find your tartan, read the histories of Scotland and more.
Server Operations (USA) - Steve May
Electric Scotland USA LLC
Operations Officer (Canada) - Alastair McIntyre
Rampant Scotland 13,000+ Scottish-related Links, regularly updated. 3,700 webpage features on Scotland and the Scots. Numerous 'Feature Pages' within the site, including: newsletters, pictorial slideshows, pictorial calendars, recipes and much more.
Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, Inc. The Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (“COSCA”) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the customs, traditions, and heritage of the Scottish people, including Scottish Americans in the United States. COSCA was established thirty-six years ago at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and has operated continuously since that time. COSCA strives to accomplish its purposes by educating the public about Scottish history, literature, music, poetry, art and culture, and providing various services to our constituent members.
P.O. Box 427
Pinehurst, NC 28370
MINNESOTA SCOTTISH AUTHORS
Audrey McClellan – Scottish Novel author