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!