May 11th, 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.
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.
With strong thoughts from all of us at the American-Scottish Foundation.
Camilla G Hellman
Gary Maclean - Wednesday On Line Cooking Class!
Gary Maclean, Scotland's National Chef
this week will have us baking up with him :
Easy desserts and Puddings Live demo
May 13th - 3pm EST 80m UK
Easy desserts and Puddings Live demo
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
Monday, May 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
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.
Carnegie's contributions to industry and in particular his impact of the steel industry are examined, for it is steel which changed the way we build. We also look at Carnegie's philanthropy, through which buildings were built and thousands of libraries created around the world. New York became Carnegie's home, and he left us many buildings which to this day are dynamic city treasures.
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.
ASF FORTNIGHTLY PODCASTS hosted by Jamie MacGeechan
- in Conversation
Monday May 11th
Featuring a discussion with
ASF President Camilla Hellman
John King Bellassai,
President of the Council of Scottish
Clans & Associations (COSCA) on the
tradition of the Scottish Highland
Games and the celebration and community
of the clans in North America.
We'll have great music
from Whisky Kiss, Fellswater &Tullamore.
Hosted by Jamie McGeechan, the
come out fortnightly and
will be featuring news from across
the diaspora. Email us your thoughts to
You can catch this all our Podcasts on MixCloud and Spotify :
SCOTSIN US Podcast
Monday May 11th
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 resulted in it being #1 Independent film release for the past two weeks on I Tunes and a top new release throughout the US.
ASF are proud to have been working on the project helping to activate our community at a ground roots level.
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
The English Game - tells of how British football - Soccer - developed from an elitist sport to what it is today.
Julian Fellowes latest series
is set in 1879. Glasgow born Fergus Suter - a star player in Scotland moves south to play for Darwen and Blackburn Rovers with his best friend Jimmy Love. The FA Cup quarter finals is about to have the Old Etonian team, led by Arthur Kinnaird, play against the norther mill town of Darwen, going against everything the sport stood for at that moment.
It is the story of not just football but Victorian Britain. It is widely agreed that it was Suter who changed football from what it was to where we are today.
A WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA WHILST WATCHING
ETRUSCAN SMILE AT HOME
|The Etruscan Smile - (Official US Trailer)
Lightyear Entertainment ETRUSCAN SMILE has come up with a way to support ones local cinema whilst viewing new movies. For the price of a $10 you can help the cinema of your choice
50% of the net revenue from your ticket purchase will support the theater of your choice. List of Cinemas by State below, if no cinema in your area click another one to help!
explains had to pivot the release when U.S. theatrical roll out of when Covit resulted in Cinemas being shuttered.
"We are proud to present virtual screenings in association with
Film Movement Plus,
and help local cinema partners at the same time". Arnie Holland of Lightyear noted.
700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath On line :
"Declaration" - a documentary on the history of 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."
Completed on Saturday April 4th we share with you HERE
UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS FROM SCOTLAND
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
- 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
ASF MEMBERS ENJOY 10% Scottish Creations DISCOUNT USE CODE ASF10
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- exclusive of frozen goods)
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
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.
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Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and dream of Scotland!