March 26th, 2020
As we all adjust to working from home, self distancing and trying to
balance our lives through this time of tremendous unease, ASF looks to
help give a sense of center to the chaos - a reminder of our love of our
Scottish-American heritage and culture.
The ASF Team are working from home. Please email us with any questions or concerns. Link Here.
While we have had to cancel our Tartan Week and Spring events, as well as delay exhibits and programs, ASF is working on developing virtual programming in the weeks ahead.
We share some ideas below to bring Scotland a wee bit closer at this time:
- Visit the Scottish Grocer, and add
"Taste of Scotland" to your larder, enjoy our special ASF Member discount (extended at this time to all our friends too)
- Enjoy the March issue of the Scottish Banner, a gift from them to our community - April issue will follow next week
- And we have compiled a list of movies (with very Scottish elements to them) which we hope you will help us add to.
Follow us on Facebook and watch for news of virtual events in the days ahead as we look to help connect our great community.
With strong thoughts from all of us at American-Scottish Foundation.
Camilla G Hellman
Next week should be the start of the 2020 Celebration of Tartan Week.
Although there will not be a Parade or gathering for events it is still the
22nd Anniversary of National Tartan Day on April 6th, 2020
THE NATIONAL TARTAN DAY NY COMMITTEE have announced
THE FIRST VIRTUAL TARTAN DAY :
On April 6th 2020 the National Tartan Day NY Committee are asking us to flood their social media accounts with videos and photos showing off your Scottish splendor.
Post to their page or group on Facebook and tag us
on Instagram and Twitter!
As Kyle Dawson, President of NTDNYC notes :
.... "Gather your pipes and bands and play your wee hearts out, record us a Celtic tune on your fiddle or accordion, sing or recite you favorite Scottish poem, recite your best Burns quote!"
"Don your ghillies, dance around swords, fold yourself in to a yoga position or two in a kilt, wag your furry tails! Young, old, two legs or four, we want to hear from all of you!......- let's make April the 6th 2020 the first ever Global
Virtual Tartan Day!"
"COVID-19, you may take our parade this year, but you'll NEVER TAKE OUR PRIDE! Alba Gu Bràth!"
The National Tartan Day NY Committee was formed in 2003 to take forward and grow the NY Tartan Day Parade and give oversight to leading events of the week. Founding members are Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York, The NY Caledonian Club, The American Scottish Foundation and Clan Campbell.
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:
(free freight on orders over $90)
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.
who have a large selection of wonderful Scottish shortbread and biscuits - ASF Members and Friends a special
20% discount on orders
Scottish Banner is packed full of news
from Scotland, the US
This month the issue is available for
ASF Members and Friends to download
There are recipes to try ... Ideas for that trip
never taken and events to mark in the
calendar for next year
(like the 2021 NY Tartan Day Parade!)
Enjoy - and thank you to Sean for sharing
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 that you
At this time please consider a donation to the ASF.
support of our Heritage, Arts, Culture and
Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and dream of Scotland!
Photo: Roger Jepson / Mercury Press.