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The Scottish American Center functions exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to be a public resource for all. Those who are interested are encouraged to learn, connect to, preserve, and celebrate their Scottish, Scots-Irish and Celtic heritage and culture. We also seek to highlight the considerable impact of the Scots upon the formation, history, and ongoing development of the United States of America in general, and the Midwest and Minnesota in particular.

Duluth Scots

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association Inc. (DSHA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to perpetuate Scottish culture in Duluth, Northeastern Minnesota and North Western Wisconsin. had it's genesis during the United States Bicentennial year. There was a great awakening of ethnic interest throughout the United States. Scottish immigrants had played an important role in the foundation of the City of Duluth. Local Scots renewed their interest in preserving and perpetuating Scottish Culture and Arts in the Duluth area. A committee of these local Scots was formed to honor their Scottish heritage.

Twin Cities Scottish Club MN

The Twin Cities Scottish Club (TCSC) was founded in 1969, and currently has the longest running Burns Night Celebration in the Twin Cities. The TCSC has many fun events and functions to promote Scottish culture and history, while involving young and old alike. "There's no place like home.....except at the Twin Cities Scottish Club" - Come Join Us!


Highland Kitty School of Dance

For over 20 years Kitty has been teaching Highland Dance with her mother.  Florence was herself and competitive dancer and a recent member of the FUSTA Hall of Fame.

Both Florence and Kitty are SOBDH certified teachers and adjudicators.  Together their partnership has developed many successful competitive dancers and champions.


Macalester Pipe Band

By any standard, the Macalester College Pipe Band is the premier pipe and drum corps in the upper Midwest. The band carries a  60 year tradition of musical excellence and is one of only a handful of college pipe bands in the United States. 


Minnesota Youth Pipe Band

The Minnesota Youth Pipe Band seeks to foster a lifelong passion for music though the Great Highland bagpipes and Highland drums.

Based in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul, we are dedicated to quality instruction in a youth oriented environment while providing opportunities for youth to develop musically and personally. MNYPB aims to compete at Highland Games in the United States, Canada, and Scotland. All youth aged 8 - 18 are welcome! 


Royal Scottish Coutry Dance Society MN

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities Branch

Scottish country dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland, done in "sets" of three to five couples to lively jigs, reels, and hornpipes and stately strathspeys. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society offers classes, social dances and balls, and lots of fun. We are teens and adults of all ages and ethnicities who enjoy music, dancing, and good company. No prior dance experience is necessary to get started and there's no need to bring a partner. For more information, see our web site at www.rscds-twincities.org or email info@rscds-twincities.org. We are also available for performances.


Minnesota Police Pipe Band, MN

The Minnesota Police Pipe Band (MPPB) is a nationally recognized, top quality competition and performance pipe and drum corps. Established in 1963, the band performs through-out the year at parades, concerts and competitions in the United States and Canada. In 2008, the Grade 5 competition corps tied for the Midwest Pipe Band Association's Champion Supreme title with Wisconsin's Celtic Nations Pipes and Drums. In May of 2009 the Grade 3 competition band placed third at the U.S. Open Pipe Band Championships.


Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance Association

The Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance Association has been supporting Scottish Highland dance in Minnesota for nearly 50 years. As ambassadors of Highland dance, the MSCDA has performed all over the state of Minnesota -- dancing at the state capital to celebrate Tartan Day, at music festivals and even at county fairs. With dancers at every level of experience and training, the MSCDA has proudly preserved the culture of Scotland in Minnesota since 1962. As a volunteer organization, we sponsor public performances, workshops, competitions, and scholarships to continue providing opportunities to share this ancient and beautiful form of dance.


Clann Tartan Living History

Clann Tartan is a “portable historic site” that portrays the recruiting camp of Colonel Gaffney's Regiment. It is a detailed recreation of a Scottish mercenary army that fought throughout Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries and the sutlers, suppliers and campfollowers that were a part of it.