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
ORGANIZATIONS
MUSIC & DANCE PUBLIC
ANNUAL EVENTS
RE-ENACTMENT
ORGANIZATIONS
       
VENDORS OF SCOTTISH
& CELTIC GOODS
OTHER SCOTTISH
BUSINESSES
SCOTTISH LEARNING
& INFORMATION
MINNESOTA
SCOTTISH AUTHORS
       

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. 
www.clanntartan.org

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.
www.duluthscots.org
Alan Mackenzie - President
amackenzie@duluthscots.com

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!
John McKeen
jemckeen@isd.net

Minnesota Scots:  Minnesota Scots is a collaboration of Minnesotans who are Scottish by birth, by heritage or by inclination working together to celebrate and promote our heritage, culture and history through highlighting the local Scottish organizations, businesses and events in Minnesota in order to build awareness and connections.
www.minnesotascots.org/

Scottish American Center:  A gateway and resource facility for most things Scottish.  Information, education, displays, library, connection to organizations, and more
www.scottishamericancentermn.org
3030 West River Parkway South Minneapolis, MN 55406-2396
(612) 756-8885


Scottish American Military Society:  The Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS) was founded and chartered with the purpose of preserving and promoting Scottish and American Armed Forces customs, traditions, and heritage.
www.s-a-m-s.org
Robbie Bryant -- Commander
(218) 687-2200
bryant203@gvtel.com

St. Andrew's Society of Minnesota: The St. Andrew's Society is organized for charitable, educational and social purposes and welcomes as members everyone with an interest in Scottish culture and traditions. The SAS is non-political, non-denominational and non-profit.
www.standrewssocietyminnesota.org
Lyaman 'Mac' McPherson - President
612-710-4662
lyaman@tomacltd.com

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.
www.minnesotascots.org

Twin Cities Scottish Club:  The TCSC is an organization to promote Scottish culture, tradition, and history. The Club exposes its members and the community to various components of Scottish culture, literature, and traditions through dance, piping, drumming, poetry, song, and ethnic food. The Twin Cities Scottish Club prides itself as being a "home away from home" for Scottish and other Celtic immigrants alike.
www.twincitiesscottishclub.org
thetcsc@comcast.net

PIPE AND DRUM CORPS, DANCE ORGANIZATIONS,
PERFORMANCE AND INSTRUCTION

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Duluth Scottish Heritage Pipes and Drums:
www.duluthscots.org/pipes-drums
David Sinclair Bouschor, Pipe Major
(218) 724-7761
haggis@charter.net

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.
www.centerforirishmusic.org
Executive Director - Kate Dowling
PO Box 7034 St. Paul, MN 55107 651-493-2022
irish.music@comcast.net

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.
www.highlandkitty.com

Laura MacKenzie: Traditional Scottish music and song; solo or ensemble & teacher of traditional Scottish music on whistle, flute, Scottish small pipes, and voice
www.lauramackenzie.com
laura@lauramackenzie.com
651-398-5055 (cell)

Macalester Pipe Band: (Soloist pipers also available)
www.macalester.edu/pipeband
Michael Breidenbach - Director of Piping, Music Dept, Macalester College
651-696-6695
breidenbach@macalester.edu

Minnesota Police Pipe Band: (Soloist pipers also available)
www.mppb.org
Sally Gordon - Band Manager
612-280 5351
mgr@mppb.org

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. 
www.mscda.org

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.
www.mnyouthpipeband.com
MinnesotaYouthPB@gmail.com
Mike at 651-387-6142
www.mnyouthpipeband.com/contact-us.html

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.
www.rosssutter.com
rosssutter@mac.com

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.
www.rscds-twincities.org
Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Chair
1232 Dupont Lane, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
763-561-0369
chair@rscds-twincities.org

Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band:
www.tcmpb.org
Richard Cady - Band Manager
richardcady@usfami1y.net
Tad Myers - pipe major
taddles@comcast.net

PUBLIC ANNUAL EVENTS

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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.
www.mnscottishfair.org
Don Cogswell - President
dcogswell@mnscottishfair.org

A Scottish Ramble – The Scottish Ramble is a two day Scottish festival held at and sponsored by Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. For over 25 years it has included music, dance, food, vendors and cultural information about Scotland and those of Scottish heritage. This event takes place annually in February.
www.scottishramble.org
Liz Michaelson - Chairperson
liz@uncommongatherings.com
Peggy Lushine
peggy@uncommongatherings.com

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.
www.nesdcelticfaire.com
Robin O'Neill - President
605-225-0712
sroneill@nvc.net

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.
www.minnesotascots.org

RE-ENACTMENT ORGANIZATIONS

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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.
Bill Lochen
5701 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55419-1812
wjlochen@gmail.com

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.
www.clanntartan.org
Mary McKinley - President
651-699-6853
Mairi2@juno.com

VENDORS OF SCOTTISH AND CELTIC GOODS

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3 Celts & Company: Your connection for great Celtic Gifts and Merchandise
www.3celts.com
651-257-6790
info@3celts.com

The Celtic Croft: The Celtic Croft sells bagpipes, kilts, accessories, Scottish and Irish clothing, gifts, and more
www.kilts-n-stuff.com
763-569-4373
sales@thecelticcroft.com

Moncrieff Photography: Photography of (mostly) Scotland by Scottish photographer, Scott Moncrieff
www.moncrieffphotography.com
scott@moncrieffphotography.com

St. Croix Weaving: St. Croix Weaving is a home-based business in Hudson, WI. They have over 20 years of experience in weaving any tartan in silk, tencel and cotton.
stcroixweaving.com
404 Red Brick Road, Hudson, WI 54016
715-381-5224
weaver@stcroixweaving.com

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.
www.StillwaterKilts.com
Local sales by appointment only at:
7500 16th Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
612-859-5764
sales@stillwaterkilts.com

 

SCOTTISH LEARNING & INFORMATION

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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.
www.electricscotland.com
Server Operations (USA) - Steve May
606-353-6118
Electric Scotland USA LLC
Operations Officer (Canada) - Alastair McIntyre
alastair@electricscotland.com
519-351-7020

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.
www.rampantscotland.com
Scottie@rampantscotland.com

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.
www.cosca.net
P.O. Box 427
Pinehurst, NC 28370

MINNESOTA SCOTTISH AUTHORS

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Audrey McClellan – Scottish Novel author
www.scottishislandnovels.com

Bill Watkins – Author, Storyteller, Poet, Musician, Historian, Folklorist
www.merlinsrest.com/bill-watkins -- Bill's page on Merlin's Site
www.keltcom.com -- Bill's own website

Jack and Barbara Maloney - Author and Illustrator
www.theweemadroad.com

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