ASF Upcoming Virtual Events - October
Monday October 12th, 7pm
Our Global Community - Listen on:
In conversation with
Sean Cairney, Director of The Scottish Banner. Sean shares 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.
We'll also catch up with Cameron Steer ASF's Sports Ambassador who will be reporting for us on all things leading events in Scottish sport.
With music from Mark Copeland, Mara Shea and Peat & Diesel.
Hosted by Jamie McGeechan,
with Camilla Hellman, President, American-Scottish Foundation.
..Take a listen if you missed on - our library of Pods in on:
SOUNDS From SCOTLAND - MONTHLY CONCERT
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
Music is a key component to ASF Youth Bursary and Community programming
ASF AT HOME - Live from Scotland
Mary Queen of Scots & the Men who influenced her Life
Thursday October 22nd - 4.30pm
Please join us for
Mary Queen of Scots & the Men
who influenced her Life
Virtual Zoom Talk - with musical interlude on
Thursday October 22 at 4.30pm
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.
By the age of 25, Mary had married, and lost, three husbands; been involved, allegedly, in two murders; been pregnant twice, miscarrying twins and being forced to leave her young son; and had to negotiate her way through the turbulent religious reformation that was taking place in Scotland. No wonder her story has inspired writers and film-makers throughout the years.
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
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 www.royal-oak.org/events. 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 Globalised World
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.
This 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
ASF COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATES
We continue our regular update on news around Virtual Highland Games planned in the weeks ahead. Visit our ASF Highland Games Magazine Report for full news Link HERE
SCOTTISH CREATIONS -
A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE ASF - Under "Scots Working Together, ASF will receive a 10% donation whilst YOU also receive a 10% discount
Enjoy a Taste of Scotland:
ASF is delighted to announce new ASF Member Benefit with our partners - and offering during this period our discounts to our Friends as well as Members:
The Scottish Grocer - 20% discount AND WE ARE EXCITED 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
(free freight on orders over $90- exclusive of frozen goods)
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. C
From Made to Measure services, to gift items.
ASF spotlights the great tartan shoes and boots Scotland Shop are now offering.
With pver 500 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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