About Us

History

The Scottish Society of Central California had its beginnings in 1982, when those of Scottish descent belonging to the Celtic Cultural Society of Central California decided to form their own organization. In January 1983, the Scottish Society of Central California became a non-profit corporation organized and qualified under the laws of the State of California.

A primary activity of the Scottish Society of Central California is the presentation of the Annual Fresno Scottish Highland Gathering and Games.

The original Games were organized by the Celtic Cultural Society of Central California and Scottish Society of Central California took over their presentation in 1984. This Annual Games and Gathering has now grown to the point that it is considered one of the finest one-day Scottish events on the West Coast.

The Society has other outstanding events: our annual Robert Burns supper, held in January each year on the Saturday nearest to Burns' birth date (the 25th), our Spring Ceilidh, generally, is held on the first Saturday in May, and our Saint Andrews Ceilidh, is held on the first Saturday in December.

 

Our General Membership meetings are held quarterly: at both Ceilidhs and on the first Tuesdays in February and August. We also gather for social events and activities that benefit our community throughout the year as announced on our “Spot a Scot” web page.