May 15th, 2020

Dear ASF Members and Friends of the Foundation, 

Our message shares with you today news of webinars, podcasts and ideas for the week ahead as the Covic Pause continues - helping we hope, to make our community feel closer through the sharing of our love of Scotland.

This weekend is what should be an International celebration of World Whisky Day - this year taking on a Virtual Celebration.  Read more of events and links below  with a wonderful Hebridean Sunset Cocktail Recipe for you to toast WWDay 2020 with.

We do enjoy hearing from you so please email us with your questions or concerns - 

Follow us on Facebook  Twitter and Instagram - and watch for future news of virtual events in the days ahead - more details below.

If you are able to,  please consider making a gift to ASF it will make a huge difference to us at this time, 
- from renewing   Membership early

With strong thoughts from all of us at the American-Scottish Foundation.

Camilla G Hellman 

Gary Maclean - Inspiration - On Line Cooking Class!

Gary Maclean, Scotland's National Chef
has been holding Weekly Cooking Classes full of great ideas and demonstrations.

Visit Gary's Facebook to catch up on
great recipes and videos.  Click HERE

One things most of us I think can agree that has happened during "the Pause" has been a focus on food - on cooking -  on really making meals, and Gary's Cookbook is a great roadmap.  Kitchen Essentials - The Joy of Home Cooking  Amazon CLICK HERE 
Growing out of Whisky Day - World Whisky Day was 
conceived and developed in 2011  by a young Scotsman 
studying at the University of Aberdeen, Blaire Bowman. have prepared a list of Virtual Events taking 
place amongst them
World Whisky Day Edition
8pm UK - 3pm EST via Facebook Live Stream 

ASF used one of our favorite whiskys from the  
1 shot of Scotch Whisky, 1 shot of Grand Marnier
1/2 shot of Cointreau, 1/2 shot of Lemon Juice
1 1/2 shots of Orange Juice, Dash of Grenadine

Fill glass with cubed ice, 
Prepare Orange Twist, Fill metal section of shaker with ice. Put Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Grenadine in glass section of shaker. Add Scotch whisky, Grand Marnier & Cointreau, Shake for 1 minute. Strain into glass, Squeeze orange oil from twist over drink  & rub round rim of glass, Put orange twist and straw into glass -  Enjoy.

Thursday May 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

PRESENTER: John Kinnear

Online Program

NY Genealogical and Biographical Society & American Scottish Fdtn. 

At checkout ASF Members Use Code SCOTS : ASF & NYG&B $20 - Guests $23

Andrew Carnegie is the ultimate "rags to riches story" and the talk looks at the history of the United States and Andrew Carnegie-and his Legacy.    

What made Carnegie? This we attempt to discover in "The Life & Impact of Andrew Carnegie on the Building & Shaping of New York."  

The Scots Who Built New York, is a project developed by the ASF chronicling the impact of Scots and Scottish Americans on the development of New York.

The American-Scottish Foundation┬« shares with  our Members and Friends the May/June issue of Scottish Banner

Normally available only via subscription but in this time of  "Pause" and with events cancelled, SB offer us a news  - updates - helping us all feel a bit closer through our  love of Scotland

Full of news from Scotland and the US we thank 
Scottish Banner for a great issue once again

Enjoy - its packed full of news -  CLICK HERE

Robert the Bruce is now available on all on line platforms having had to change their US release from theatrical to on line with the onset of Covit 19.  As their US distributors, Screen Media explains, the reception to the movie has been
Robert The Bruce - Official Trailer

resulted in it being #1 Independent film release for the past two weeks oI Tunes and a top new US release 

The release has coincided with the 700th a nniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, AND the 25th Anniversay of Braveheart from which Robert the Bruce picks up the historical timeline.  Visit the website for all platforms  and more background to the release    CLICK HERE 

Pod and Zoom Library - We are looking to add interesting content in the weeks ahead ..Take a listen if you missed ...

ASF FORTNIGHTLY PODCASTS  hosted by Jamie MacGeechan  - in Conversation 

Monday May 25th - 7pm EST
Whisky in Words and Music 

Catch all our Podcasts 
on MixCloud and Spotify :
                                 SCOTSIN US Podcast

"Declaration" - a documentary on the history of the
Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath
The Declaration of Arbroath
               Journalist and broadcaster 
Lesley Riddoch has invited us to share with our members noting, 
.." as soon as we realised the corona virus lockdown would also cancel every celebratory event, my filmmaker colleague Charlie Stuart and I dropped other work and decided to make a film ourselves with help from Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle, historian Fiona Watson and the actor Brian Cox."    we share with you HERE 


Scotland Shop  -  Click Here 
Tartan Face Masks are now being offered by the Scotland Shop who WILL DONATE 20% from all mask sales to the NHS .  As Scotland Shop explain, in purchasing one you are supporting self-employed seamstresses who have lost a huge amount of their income due to Coronavirus.

ASF MEMBERS ENJOY 10% Scotland Shop 
                 DISCOUNT CODE ASF2019 on all purchases or custom orders

Scottish Creation  - We love these new gift ideas 
HC Apron, HC Tea Towel and Wooly Ewe Apron & Tea Towel:  
As owner Hilary Creighton explains - "We Scots do love our Highland Coos and Sheep and these delightful Aprons and Tea towels come with their own gorgeous Highland Cow or Sheep Pin. Designed in Scotland and all made in the UK".

SC work with small independent artists and designers across Scotland, allowing them to bring you the very best in contemporary and traditional Scottish designs.- A great source for unique gifts and a favorite of the ASF Team


Enjoy a Taste of Scotland:
ASF are delighted to announce our new ASF Member Benefit with our partners - and offering during this period our discounts to our Friends as well as Members:

- 20% discount 
(free freight on orders over $90- exclusive of frozen goods)
 Link HERE - Code ASFM20

HARNEY & COMPANY ASF Scottish Teas: Support us as you enjoy 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 orders 

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra - Highland Cathedral

This Spring The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra should have been undertaking a tour of the US, but like all events was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Here is a rousing piece recorded at Highland Cathedral over New Year this year.  We look forward to seeing them here next year.
We will update with news of their tour dates when announced.

Ways to Support the American Scottish Foundation 
Membership: A corner stone of organizations is Membership.  If not yet a Member of ASF we invite you to  join and take advantage of all of the Foundations benefits 
and ways to be involved.

Your only qualification for Membership is to have

Donations: At this time please consider a donation to the ASF.  Click here
to help support of our Heritage, Arts, Culture and 
Youth Bursary programming, Your support would be greatly appreciated  
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Thank you to VisitScotland - Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and dream of Scotland!