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The Scottish-American Women's Society of Washington, D.C. (SAWS) conducted its inaugural meeting in June 2017, and in early 2022  formally registered as a 501(c)(3).

SAWS offers full membership to any female born in Scotland or who can document their Scottish ancestry.

Associate memberships are available to any female that cannot yet trace their ancestry to Scotland, and to those that simply love all things Scottish.


SAWS exists to educate its members and the general public about Scottish and Scottish-American history, culture, and traditions; to celebrate the contributions of Scots and Scottish-Americans in the United States; to promote, preserve, and perpetuate Scottish heritage, traditions, and customs; and to enhance the bonds between Scotland and North America, in particular the Washington, D.C. area.

Through monthly networking events, and Scottish-inspired activities throughout the year, SAWS encourages the exchange of ideas, and supports Scottish-focused artistic, literary, and cultural endeavors and activities with particular focus on women and their perspectives.

SAWS Speaker’s Bureau: Many SAWS members have advanced knowledge, training, and expertise in various aspects of Scottish culture, history and heritage, and are available to speak, demonstrate or entertain at Scottish or Celtic-focused events.

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