Listed below are websites we think could be of general interest to our members and anyone who might be visiting our site.

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Frederick Scottish Country Dancers The Frederick Scottish Country Dancers have been dancing in Frederick County, Maryland since 1994.

 Taught by Valerie Hill, the group meets weekly for classes at the Walkersville Town Hall, which features a spacious wooden floor in their auditorium upstairs.  It’s easy on the feet, and easy to find, and you don’t need to be Scottish to enjoy it!

We also field a demo team that meets as needed to develop programs for various local events, to demonstrate the fun and elegance of Scotland’s own form of ballroom dance.

Scottish Country Dancing is social dancing at its finest, combining “controlled abandon” with defined figures and steps.  It’s a great way to put your self “in the moment”, train your brain, make friends, get fit, and enjoy some terrific music!

The DC Gaels Youth League

The DC Gaels Youth League introduces the two central sports, hurling, played with a stick and a small leather ball, and Gaelic football, played with a larger ball. Kids will learn to play both Gaelic football as well as hurling through instruction, drills, games, scrimmages and more. Practices are structured in a manner which optimizes the level of fun, friendship, fair play and achievement for all participants.
The GAA (gah) promotes and preserves Irish sport, but also Irish culture, traditions, dance, music, and language. The DC Gaels Youth League creates an opportunity for a new generation to experience this very uniquely Irish experience here in the DMV.
In the fall of 2021 they started the very first youth program, teaching Gaelic games to the youth in the area. The program was a resounding success and is returning in 2023 with Spring and Fall seasons. Registration is now open for the Spring and we are promoting the program as much as we can to spread the news and get more kids involved and learning these great games. The link to register and further information is below.

Where: Avenel Local Park, Montgomery County, MD

When: Sundays at 11am, starting on March 19th 2023

For more information please contact Youth Development Officer or club Chairman Patrick McCabe

Your support is very much appreciated!
Go raibh maith agat,
Colleen Moriarty
Co-founder and Operator
Adventure Moms DC & The Adventure Family

St. Andrew’s Society of New York – On November 19, 1756, a small group of native-born Scots and Scottish Americans met in lower Manhattan to form what is now the oldest established charitable organization in the Empire State — Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.

Scottish Ancestors – “We are a Scottish Genealogy Company researching for over 20 years into Scottish Ancestry. We are based in Central Scotland and conduct all of our research out of New Register House in Edinburgh. We offer different packages to suit specific needs and budgets to bring your families past alive.”

Susan Marmo ‘For the Rest of My Life’ – One of our member’s recently had her first book published! A romance novel set in Scotland, this book will keep you turning pages all night.

Clan Duncan Society – Based in the Scottish Highlands the Clan Duncan Society’s primary purpose is to bring together all those with the name Duncan and the associated names of Duncanson, Duncane, Dunkinson, Duncean, Dunken, Donkin, Dunkin and other alternate spellings; to globally unite all those with an interest in their history, heritage and ancestral roots in Scotland and unite all Duncan’s both at home and overseas as one Clan.

Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands – A non-profit Scottish heritage and fellowship organization covering western and south-central Virginia. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in Scottish culture or is of Scottish / Celtic descent.

The Capitol Scot – where you will find information about Scottish heritage, Scotland, and organizations and events of interest to Scots and Scots-at-heart living and working in the Washington, D.C. area.

X Marks the Scot – an international community of kilt-wearers, and those who encourage the wearing of kilts. “It is our goal to promote the wearing of kilts in more than just the ‘Highland Games’ situation”.

First Foot – A dictionary of Scottish words, phrases, slang, street talk and anything else that gets past the incredibly lax editors.

Utilikilts – Handmade Men’s Casual Kilts, Utility Kilts and Non-Traditional Kilts in a variety of colors and styles.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig  National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture .   Information for people who are interested in Celtic studies or in the Gaelic language   and Culture


3 Nanas    Nann’s Shortbread!  I learned this recipe from my Nana, Johanna, when I was a child.  Over the years, I’ve gifted my shortbreads to friends and family and a phrase has evolved for me: The Shortbread Effect.  The simple act of giving a few delicious biscuits has this wonderful, warm effect on its recipients; they remember it, appreciate it, and long for more.  I’m grateful to be able to share my Nana’s traditions and kindness with others through the shortbread recipe she taught me. Share my Nana’s shortbread with your family and friends and experience The Shortbread Effect for yourself!

The Common Ground on the Hill Concert Series
  The Common Ground’s mission is to provide the opportunity to teach and to study various musical instruments and art forms representing various ethnic and cultural traditions. To sponsor a series of musical and artistic events from cultural and ethnic groups who are marginalized in our society or who are in conflict with each other and listen to their voices, e.g., Indigenous People, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Euro-Americans etc. To encourage and facilitate dialogue, by way of the arts among different cultural traditions, in order to discover that this artistic common ground unites us, and that, as a result, the world might become a more human place.