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Scottish Cultural & Heritage Resources

SAWS is dedicated to perpetuating Scottish and Scottish-American culture and to encouraging good fellowship among its members. On this page you will find links to a variety of events and activities sponsored by other Scottish-focused organizations and groups.  These organizations were chosen because our members either attend or actively participate in them throughout the year.  We hope it will prove a useful resource for helping you to connect or reconnect with your Scottish heritage and culture.

Links to DC Area Scottish Activities &  Resources

Alexandria School of Highland Dance:  Teaching and performing Scottish dance in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

Council of Scottish Clans and Associations: Dedicated to supporting Scottish clan organizations and preserving Scottish heritage.

Gàidhlig  Photomac: A Scottish Gaelic Learning Community in the Washington, DC area.

Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletes: The official sanctioning organization of the majority of the Heavy Events competitions held in VA, MD, PA, WV and KY.  

Scottish Country Dancing: The Washington, DC and Northern Virginia Branches of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Sister Cities of Alexandria, Virginia: Promoting educational and cultural exchanges between the cities of Dundee, Scotland; Helsingborg, Sweden and the City of Alexandria, VA. 

St. Andrews Society of Washington DC A fraternity of Scottish descendants from around the Nation’s Capital who celebrate Scottish culture and heritage. 

Virginia Scottish Games: Held each Labor Day weekend at Great Meadows, VA.

Washington Scottish Pipe Band:  Washington, DC area premier pipe band.  New members welcome! 

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