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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,
food, 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.
SSOW members gather for the anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge at
Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie NC.