Cancellation of January Events

Dear member, it is with the utmost regret that we must inform you of the decision taken last evening by the Executive Council members, to cancel our forthcoming events in January including the Burns Nicht on 22 January and our Ceilidh Dance sessions on 4th and 18th January. As you can understand this decision was Read More

The Scottish Sgian Dubh

My apologies to all you Gaelic speakers and Scots alike for mis-spelling “sgian dubh” in the last newsletter. I do at least know most of the history of it – or at least the most popular version, but thought our other members may be interested – if they didn’t know already. There are many sites Read More

Betty turns 100

Congratulations to Betty Sheppard on her 100th birthday that took place on 24th June. The Executive Council were delighted to hear of Betty’s centennial gift to the Scottish Association of an inscribed skein dhu (or dagger) to be used at our forthcoming Burns Nights. On behalf of everyone in the Scottish Association, congratulations Betty and Read More

Goody Bags (Behind the scenes)

It was during a Council Meeting on 26 August that the idea of delivering “goody bags” to our members first arose. At that time the Executive Council had been considering how best to remember our members during this challenging period of lock downs and restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic. Recently appointed to the Executive Read More

Betty’s 99th Birthday Bash

With a little bit of social distancing involved due to the current pandemic, we were still able to surprise Betty Sheppard and celebrate her 99th birthday in style recently complete with piper to keep everyone in tune when singing ‘Happy Birthday’. You can read more about it on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo website, as Read More