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Scottish Society Of Wilmington
SSOW Activities
Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage in North Carolina's historic Cape Fear region.
At the core of our organization is a high regard for celebrating those things uniquely Scottish.  Our members enjoy a variety of
activities throughout the year and we pride ourselves in making the most of every gathering.  We hope that you'll join us!
Robert Burns Supper & Celebration
A joyful celebration of the life and times of the Bard of Scotland.  Robert Burns is
a true legend among all Scots and he is fondly remembered around the world for
his enduring contributions to literature and song.  Glorious toasts, the Piping of
the Haggis, traditional Scottish delicacies, and a wee bit of whisky make for a
delightful evening with friends and fellow Scots.  Held on (or around) January 25.
Commemoration of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge
This annual event recognizes the sacrifices of Scottish
Loyalists and N.C. Patriots during one of the final campaigns
of the Revolutionary War.  Re-enactments, cannon firings,
musket demonstrations, and lectures.  Located 20 mi. NW of
Wilmington on N.C. 210.  Held on (or around) February 27.
Kirkin' O' The Tartans
We join with our SSOW members and the congregation of
Wilmington's First Presbyterian Church to remember the rich
and devout heritage of the Scottish Reformation.  A historic
gathering that you'll never forget!  Held in October.
The SSOW supports and attends numerous highland games and Scottish events throughout the Carolinas.  History, music,
heritage, dancing, culture, food, and Scottish clans are just a small part of these exciting weekends.  Dates & locations vary.
Scottish Highland Games & Events
SSOW Ceilidh
Recognized as a traditional Gaelic social activity of Scots, our Ceilidh includes live
music, home-cooked foods, dancing, and the company of friends, Scottish or not.  
A casual and fun-filled affair for all.  Date(s) may vary.
Photos by Hugh Morton & John Grogan
St. Andrews Day
The patron saint of Scotland is surrounded by legend and his bones
were once entombed in the abbey of St. Andrews Cathedral.  We honor
him with a member's gathering that includes a potluck supper and
annual SSOW meeting, usually held on (or near) November 30.
Laying of the Scottish Loyalist Memorial wreath by the SSOW at
Moore's Creek National Battlefield in Currie NC.
SSOW members (l-r) Diane & Ron McCord, Lloyd MacAskill, and Lan Nichols