ASF Upcoming Virtual Events - October
If you missed our podcast this week  "Our Global Community"

Listen to it now on: Spotify     Apple    Anchor

Hosted by Jamie McGeechan, 
In conversation with Sean Cairney, Director of The Scottish Banner. Sean shared with us the origins of The Banner and how it continues to be so important in keeping our Scottish global community so well informed some 40 years after its first issue.

Cameron Steer ASF'sSports Ambassador
joined us to introduce us to what he will be reporting on in the weeks to come.

With music from Mark Copeland, Mara Shea and Peat & Diesel.

Take a listen if you missed on - our library of Pods in on:
Anchor , AppleSpotify :  #ScotsInUS Podcast

Sunday October 18th   3 - 5pm EST

Join us as we hear from from Craig Scott, 
Jamie Clark, and Mark Copeland performing live from Scotland ... and joined by our Host,
Jamie McGeechan performing from his new home in St Louis.

Catch up on our past concerts visiting our 

ASF@HOME - Live from Scotland 
Mary Queen of Scots & the Men who Influenced her Life
Thursday October 22nd -  4.30pm 

Reservation $20 - LINK HERE  Zoom link sent closer to the event

There is no doubt that Mary, Queen of Scots led a dramatic life, but how much was that driven by the  men in which she placed her trust, and indeed married. 
Anne Daly of Mary's Meanders Tours will discuss the contribution some of those men made to her downfall.

Focusing particularly on Mary's half brother James Stewart, The Earl,of Moray, and her husbands' Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and James Hepburn, The Earl of Bothwell, Anne will lead you through the intrigue and plotting that took place
The American-Scottish Foundation 2020 AGM 

On Monday October 5th, the American-Scottish Foundation Annual General Meeting was held virtually.   

We invite you to view Kenneth Donnelly's Chairman's remarks and exerts 
American Scottish Foundation AGM Meeting 2020a
American Scottish Foundation AGM Meeting 2020
from the meeting clicking the video link here 

Duly elected to serve for the upcoming year were officers:
Kenneth Donnelly - Chairman
Camilla G Hellman, MBE - President
Elizabeth De Forest Scott - Vice Chairman
Robert Thompson - Treasurer
Heather Quist - Corporate Secretary
and to serve on the Board:
Chelsea Chateauvert, David Disi, John Kinnear, Olivia McLaren, Michael Reid, The Lord Sempill, 

The Presidents power point report from Camilla Hellman is available HERE

ASF Members & Friends are invited to join 
as special guests of 
The Royal Oak Foundation 
A Celebration of English Gardens:
From the Archives of Country Life Magazine
Wednesday, October 27th at 2pm EST
Online via Zoom Webinar

"The English are a nation of gardeners as well as weather-watchers is well known; the two national obsessions are as intertwined as the honey-suckle and the hedgerow," writes Country Life Garden Editor Kathryn Bradley-Hole. 

Bradley-Hole's Royal Oak lecture, is drawn from her new book, which celebrates English gardens featured in Country Life.  The weekly journal launched in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

From picturesque cottage gardens to grand formal gardens; from kitchen gardens to water gardens; and from medieval monastery gardens to cutting-edge 21st century gardens, Bradley-Hole will take a fresh look at horticultural treasures from across England from Capability Brown, to Gertrude Jekyll, Rosemary Verey, Piet Oudolf and Arne Maynard among others. 

To register: Please visit Please enter The American Scottish Foundation code AMSCOTT20 at check out to receive the discounted co-sponsor price.    

ASF Events - Mark your Calendar: 
December 4,5,6, 2020
Join the Conversation - Lend your Voice

How Can We Ensure the Ongoing Bonds of Scottish NA Friendship (
The Relevance of the Scottish Identity in a Globalized World

Keynote Speakers include
Friday December 4   - Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil

Saturday December 5
- Joni Smith Scottish Government Counsellor for North America
- Charles Edward, Lord Bruce
- Rt Hon Henry McLeish, Former First Minister of Scotland
Registration and Program details: 

ASF were delighted to be able to catch up with Sean Cairney, publisher of Scottish Banner for our latest podcast #ScotsInUs.  Sean spoke of the history to Scottish Banner - of his parents vision and its international footprint.

A special thank you to Scottish Banner 
for sharing with ASF Members & Friends the October issue with us. 

The issue is once again packed full of news
and events, together with historical spotlights

Scottish Banner - Helping to bring Scotland a
 little closer during these difficult times. 

Enjoy by Clicking the   Link Here


October has arrived and the US Games season is coming to a quiet close  

If this were 2019 then Scotland's Highland Games season would have just ended in September with the
Pitlochry Highland Games, the Braemar Gathering and the Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games but, as has been the case in the U.S. virtually all games were cancelled this year, with a few replaced by virtual events.

It was wonderful to be able to join for the virtual Braemar and Sterling Games in Scotland, and New Hampshire and Chicago Highland Games in the US and Fergus Highland Games in Canada - AND Oh to be experiencing the Highland Games in 2021 in person 

Visit our ASF Highland Games Magazine Report for full news Link HERE for updates for October and November.

PLEASE REACH OUT TO US WITH YOUR HIGHLAND GAMES NEWS and email us at  [email protected]

A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE ASF - Under "Scots Working Together, ASF will receive a 10% donation whilst YOU also receive a 10% discount
We are very grateful to our partners at 
The Scottish Grocer, Harney & Sons and Scottish Creations 
who have developed programs that are helping to support us when you enjoy their wonderful offerings - 
A Great Way to help us - AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL.

The Scottish Grocer - 20% discount AND WE ARE EXOCTED TO SHARE NEWS that from every order placed a donation will be made to the ASF 

A GREAT WAY TO HELP TO HELP THE ASF whilst filling your larder with Scottish goods - and finding great gifts too (free freight on orders over $90- exclusive of frozen goods)
 Link HERE - Code ASFM20

HARNEY & COMPANY ASF Scottish Teas: ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT ASF is through our wonderful Scottish Morn or Scottish Afternoon Teas from Harney & Company, a portion of all sales goes to support ASF programs. 

Walkers Shortbread who have a large selection of wonderful Scottish shortbread and biscuits 
ASF Members and Friends a special 20% discount on 

DISCOUNT CODE ASF2019 on all purchases or custom orders

From  Made to Measure services, to gift items.
ASF spotlights the great tartan shoes and boots Scotland Shop are now offering.

With hundreds of tartans they will be able to help you not only find gifts, kilts, shawls and all - they also can help with fabric for the sofa or chair you have been longing to have upholstered in tartan ....
Ways to Support the American Scottish Foundation 
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and ways to be involved.

Membership is open to ALL - you only need to have

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