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One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

 

Interested in Scottish heritage, customs, culture or history? The St. Andrew’s Society of Tampa Bay is the group for you!  If you are curious about your genealogy, the clans, tartans, Scottish music, dancing, literature, food, or drink we can help you find the answers.

 

So come and try a little haggis, share a wee dram with new

friends and just have a lot of fun!  Wsponsor many great

events throughout the year and hope you will join us at the next

one!

 


 

 

Calendar of Events – 2016

(Details for each event follow on this page)

 

40th Feast of the Haggis       

December 3, 2016    Palma Ceia CC – See Below

 


 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 


 

The 40th Annual Feast of the Haggis

 

President Campbell McLean and Cathy

 Ian!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

 Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club

Cocktails- 6:30pm

Haggis Ceremony – 7:30pm

Dinner, Dancing follows to 11:00pm

 

This gala kick-off for the Holiday Season 

will be held again at the Palma Ceia Country Club  

the music, food,libations (featuring the wondrous Highland Park 12 yr old!!!) and

camaraderie will be OUTSTANDING!!!

 


 

Recap of Recent Events

The Society’s Fall Outing

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 6 PM at Bernini’s of Ybor

Heritage Night & Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Tampa Club

101 East Kennedy Boulevard    

Suite 4200     Tampa, FL 33602

It was a great night

Wonderful  presenters from the Society, very good food, great service and venue and outstanding musical entertainment!

 On Heritage Night we gather at the Tampa Club to celebrate our pride in being Scottish!

Guests and members present the essence of our joy in our Scottish heritage.  Aye, but the evening is much more than just history.  Attendees are piped into the Club to enjoy an elegant evening commencing with a cocktail hour and progressing into lively discussion, wonderful entertainment (featuring the very popular Margaret Howard Highland Dancers and pipe music throughout the evening ) and a fabulous meal!

ANNUAL MEETING

ANNUAL MEETING SLATE OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR 2017
Tampa Club
Saturday, October 22, 2016
1. Campbell McLean – President
2. Brian Dolan – Vice President
3. Joseph Wessel – Chief Steward
4. Chris Fraser – Secretary
5. Bill Nipper – Treasurer
6. McCord Fraser – Past President
7. Fiona Prosser – Steward
8. J.P. Lacasse – Steward
9. Sandy Burchill – Steward
10. Hunter Brownlee – Steward
11. Fiona Craig -Steward

The Society’s Summer Outing

 

 

I love Scottish summer it's my favourite day of the year! :):

 The Getaway

The Getaway

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

6 till 8 PM

13090 GANDY BLVD N.

  1. PETERSBURG, FL 33702

TEL: (727) 317.5751

http://www.thegetawaytampabay.com/

WE WILL HAVE A FEW APPETIZERS, CASH-BAR WITH DISCOUNT DRINKS

FIRST 2 DRINKS ON THE SOCIETY! 

This is a sport kilt or shorts event for sure!

 


 

 kirkin

September 25, 2016

We hold a ceremony called a “Kirkin’. In old Scots tradition, we “bless the tartans”. This event, held in a local church, is at the same time awesome, joyful, and moving!

All the clan Tartan banners are on parade carried by kilted members and led by the Pipe and Drum Band of Tampa Bay. You have not heard the pipes until you have heard Amazing Grace played in a church!

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

3501 San Jose Street, Tampa  33629

Services are at 8:30 and 11 AM

Sunday,September 25, 2016 

It will be a fantastic day for all who participate!

  The Kirkin’ will be followed by a delicious Champagne brunch at 12:30 PM at

the Tampa Yacht and Country Club

5320 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, 33611

 

Tartan Day

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A great time was had by all at this year’s Tartan Day an you can tell from the uppermost picture!

April 6, 2016

The National Holiday for All Scottish-Americans!

The Board gathered with other St. Andrew’s of Tampa Bay Society members at Yeoman’s Cask and Lion Pub at 5:30 PM to celebrate our wonderful heritage

202 N Morgan St., Tampa, FL  33602

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BURNS’ NIGHT SUPPER

 

This splendid event was held at the University Club

of Tampa on Friday, January 22, 2016

The venue, food and service were outstanding and

the skirl of the bagpipe will fill the Club.

 

6:00 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar)
7:30 p.m. Dinner

$60/Member or Guest

Highland or business attire. There is a nominal parking charge at the Ft. Brook Garage!

 

 

 


 

The 39th Annual Feast of the Haggis

This gala kick-off for the Holiday Season 

was again held at the Palma Ceia Country Club and the music, food,

libations (including the wondrous Glemoragie Quinta Ruban!!!) and

especially the camaraderie was OUTSTANDING!!!

 

Outgoing President  McCord Fraser and wife Cheryl

 

Incoming President Campbell McLean and Cathy

IAN!!!

 

 

Heritage Night & Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Tampa Club

October 22, 2016

It promises to be a great night at

The Tampa Club! 

Wonderful  presenters from the Society, very good food, great service and venue and outstanding musical entertainment!

 

 

On Heritage Night we gather at the Tampa Club to celebrate our pride in being Scottish!

Guests and members present the essence of our joy in our Scottish heritage.  Aye, but the evening is much more than just history.  Attendees are piped into the Club to enjoy an elegant evening commencing with a cocktail hour and progressing into lively discussion, wonderful entertainment (featuring the very popular “dueling bagpipes and singing “) and a fabulous meal!

The following Officers and Stewards were approved at

the Annual Meeting for 2016

 

President  –     Campbell McLean

 

Past President – McCord Fraser

 

Vice President –  Brian Dolan

 

Treasurer    –        Bill Nipper

 

Chief Steward –  Joe Wessel

 

Secretary     –       Chris Fraser

 

 

Stewards –           Fiona Prosser

                                Robert Miller

                             JP LaCasse

                                      Hunter Brownlee

                                 Sandy Burchill

 

 


 

St. Andrew’s Kilted Classic

Golf Tournament

 

 

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4 Person Scramble

 

Please join us for the St. Andrews Society of Tampa

Bay’s annual golf outing, the Kilted Classic, on

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the well-manicured

Westchase Golf Club.

Registration begins at 11 AM, with a tee-off at 1 PM. The cost for this event is only $75 per golfer. This price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, hors d’oevres during the awards ceremony and various prizes, including the coveted Golden Haggis.

 

The awards presentation will be held directly after golf in the clubhouse.

 To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register by going to:

 http://www.westchasegc.com/events

OR

Fill out the sign up sheet (found on this site under the home page “Event” menu pull-down) and deliver it with your check to the address provided.

 Golf attire is required. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. All participants must be at least 7 years of age.

 Traditional golf attire (kilt) is also encouraged, so as an added incentive, every player who sports a kilt on the first hole of play will receive an extra stroke off of their team’s score.

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Kirkin o’ the Tartans

We hold a ceremony called a “Kirkin’. In old Scots tradition, we “bless the tartans”. This event, held in a local church, is at the same time awesome, joyful, and moving!

All the clan Tartan banners are on parade carried by kilted members and led by the Pipe and Drum Band of Tampa Bay. You have not heard the pipes until you have heard Amazing Grace played in a church!

 

Services were at 8:30 and 11 AM, Sunday,September 27, 2015  

It was a fantastic day for all who participated!

 

 

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

3501 San Jose Street, Tampa  33629

 

 

 The Kirkin’ was followed by a delicious Champagne brunch at 12:30 PM the Tampa Yacht and Country Club

 

5320 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, 33611

 

 

                                 

 


 

 

Annual Whisky Tasting

 

Was held Saturday, March 21, 2015

 

 

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At the residence of

Joe and Liz Wessel

4207 W. Beach Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33609

A huge Society “thank you” to Joe and Liz Wessel for hosting this outstanding event!

 

 

   


 

 

Held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Highlander Park in Dunedin. It was the 49th Annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival! 

Drams were flowing and nibbles were plentiful at the Society’s tent.

 

 


 

 

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Tartan Day

Was held April 6, 2015

from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

at Bernini of Ybor

1702 E. 7th Ave Ybor City (Tampa), FL 33605

Phone: 813-248-0099

$2 vodka drinks (Finlandia) (including martinis!)

1/2 price entrees and pasta

 

Several members of the Society, perspective members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening in the loft at Bernini – the food was excellent, the camaraderie sublime and the loft’s private bar was hopping! 

 

 

The National Holiday for All Scottish-Americans

 

Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots — making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States. These are the people and accomplishments that are honored on National Tartan Day, April 6th.

 

Lastly, we recently held our 2014 Feast of the Haggis, and if you missed this event, or would like to revisit it, please click on the following link, download it and then open it to view a brief video of the event.  

 Feast of the Haggis cut 1-HD.mp4


 

The Tartan Tatler

 

Tartan Tatler 2012-Winter edition

Tartan Tatler 2011-Summer edition

Tartan Tatler 2010-Winter edition

Tartan Tatler 2010-Summer edition

Tartan Tatler 2009-Winter edition