Scottish-American Society of the Southern Tier
The Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier is a group of people who are of Scottish descent or who have an interest in Scottish culture. The purpose of the Society, founded in 1976, is to preserve and encourage interest in the cultural heritage of Scottish-American peoples and to perpetuate the cordial relationship existing between Scotland and the United States. In promoting Scottish heritage, the Society offers regular events such as a St. Andrews Dinner, a Burns Night Ceilidh (big party, this one honoring the birthday of Robert Burns), a summer picnic with good food and fellowship, and other gatherings which showcase Scottish food and culture, most containing wonderful pipe music provided by the Caledonian Highlanders Pipe Band. The Society also offers annual scholarships to students who have demonstrated an interest in Scottish cultural activities, such as music, art, dancing or history.