May 2nd, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of the American-Scottish Foundation, 
With the coming of May, spring flowers and warmer weather, we share here News and Suggestions for the upcoming week as we cope with this time of  "Pause"- sharing our love of Scotland.

The ASF Team are working from home. Please email us with any questions or concerns - Click here to Email us.

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 

Join us this weekend May 2 - 3,
from your armchair, as ASF takes part in this years VIRTUAL WALK
as part of Jane's Walk NYC in association  with The Municipal Art Society of New York
and Urban Archive

Come join us on The American-Scottish Foundation┬«  CITY STORY 
Scots Who Built New York

This walking tour of Lower Manhattan highlights some of the contributions of Scots and Scottish-Americans to this great city.

Focusing on architects and designers, the tour was given by ASF for the previous Jane's Walk festivals - we thoroughly enjoyed sharing the history of New York from the 1600s to today - a glimpsse into the Scots contribution to the building of Lower Manhattan.

Now, the ASF is pleased to offer it in this COVID-19 armchair version. Enjoy!

Learn more of The Scots who Built New York Project  visiting our website HERE

Robert The Bruce - Official Trailer
Robert The Bruce - Official Trailer
Last weekend saw the US release of Robert the Bruce which ranked #1 Independent US release first weekend of release.

ASF are so proud to have been working on the project with Screen Media helping to activate our community at a ground roots level.

The release has c oincided with the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, AND also the 25th anniversary 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
Angus Macfadyen in addition to once again portraying Robert the Bruce 

Also starring  Daniel Portman  ('Game of Thrones')  Anna Hutchison  ('Cabin in the Woods'),  Jared Harris  ('The Crown'), Zach McGowan ( 'Black Sails', 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'), Kevin McNally ('Pirates of the Caribbean') and Emma Kenney ('Shameless'), AND featuring original music from Scottish national treasure, Lulu
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 4:00pm

PRESENTER:  John Kinnear

Online Program

NY Genealogical and Biographical Society and 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. With research undertaken by architect and architectural historian John Kinnear, ASF has developed a photographic series of talks exploring the huge contribution of Scottish-Americans to the building of New York, leading to a series of maps that are now available at tourist kiosks around Manhattan. Visit the ASF website to learn more HERE
ASF has launched our Bi Weekly SCOTSINUS PODCASTS 

Listen at your leisure to Monday April 27th
music by Alan Frew, Hannah Read & Colin Hunter
in conversation with Camilla Hellman

Hosted by Jamie McGeechan bringing music and news to you

NEXT SCOTSINUS POD : Monday May 10th - 7pm 
The English Game - tells of how British football - Soccer - developed from an elitist sport to what it is today.

The English Game | Official Trailer | Netflix
The English Game | Official Trailer | Netflix
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. 

The Etruscan Smile - (Official US Trailer)
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.
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!

As  Lightyear Entertainment  explains they had to pivot the release when U.S. theatrical roll out of THE ETRUSCAN SMILE could not take place as planned.

"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.

"Just click on one of the ticket links below to enjoy the film in the comfort of your own home."

Click HERE for full list of Cinemas by State and to purchase your virtual cinema tickets!
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:

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

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 Declaration of Arbroath
The Declaration of Arbroath
Journalist and broadcaster 
"Declaration" - a documentary on the history of the Declaration of Arbroath,  
As Riddoch notes:
.." 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
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!