Our next event is the Kirkin ‘O Tartan, details for our other events are on the “Events” page.
Kirkin ‘O Tartan
The Kirkin ‘O Tartan is our next event and is an opportunity to wear your tartan clothing openly as opposed to secretly as was necessary during the days of the Act of Proscription when wearing a kilt was banned in the Scottish highlands. Our celebration will occur during the October 16, 2022 church service at Pine Street Presbyterian Church and will include clan banners hung around the sanctuary, our piper leading us into the service, and the placing of tartan items at the church altar to be blessed. Everyone is invited to gather fifteen minutes before the start of the church service to join the procession into the church at 10:00 AM. Please bring an item of tartan material to place at the altar. You will be able to retrieve the item following the church service. Please plan to remain after the service to enjoy refreshments including shortbread. You may even be asked about your Scottish heritage.
The church offers free parking in the South Street Garage located at 220 South Street
for Sunday worship services. Keep the entrance ticket you receive when entering the garage. Pick up an exit ticket from the Welcome Center inside the church. When you leave the garage, insert your entrance ticket, then your exit ticket to “pay” for your parking.
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Pine Street Presbyterian Church
310 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Time: Service 10:00 – 11:15 AM (gather at 9:45 to join the procession)
Info on the events page for The St. Andrews Dinner and the Burns Night supper in Janurary!
Events that are happening later in the year will be posted on our “Events” page.
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It might be of interest that the Great Scot website shows a registered Ukraine Forever tartan.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY
To promote an interest in the history, culture, and traditions of Scotland and Scottish Americans in Central Pennsylvania
To develop and strengthen the bonds of friendship and good fellowship through entertainment and social gatherings
To keep members informed of Scottish related events and activities occurring regionally and nationally.
And to preserve fond memories of Auld Lang Syne.
Scottish Society of Central Pennsylvania
Officers and Board of Directors
President: Ken Millage
Vice-President: John Goodrich
Secretary: Jennifer Gardner
Treasurer: David Smith, DC
Immediate Past President: Charlene Kemp
Piper: William Gable
Fred Hait, Bucky Nelson
Kathleen White, Heather Zeigler
Given by individuals and families to honor their Scottish heritage
These banners are displayed at various Society and public occasions