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Letter of Condolence to the Representative of the Scottish Government USA
September 13, 2022
Mr. Christopher Thomson
Scottish Government USA
British Embassy Washington
On behalf of the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, I wish to express our deepest condolences on the loss of our dear Queen Elizabeth. Fair, mild of temperament and loyal to her subjects were just a few of the many attributes she possessed. We lament her loss, pray for her soul and pray for the future of the Commonwealth. We wish health, longevity and peace for King Charles now and in the future. We're certain he will be a thoughtful and strong leader able to guide and inspire us as we enter a time fraught with economic maladies and the sounds of swords being drawn in various parts of the world. May God be his guide and the Holy Spirit be his inspiration.
William Ernie Brandt, Sr.
President, St Andrew's Society of Baltimore
Mr. Thomson's response:
Thank you so much for your kind message of condolence. This is, of course, a difficult time for many both here at the Embassy and back in the UK – and we appreciate your thoughts and wishes.
Third Annual Course on the American Scottish Identity Syllabus
September 12, 2022
Scottish History and Heritage Course Sep 14-Nov 16 2022
9-14 Introduction to Scottish History and Heritage Course/ Scotland and European migration Rod McCaslin
9-21 Introduction to Scottish and Gaelic Music/Song Scott Morrison
9-28 Scots and the British Empire Rod McCaslin
10-5 Scottish Current Affairs Chris Thompson Counsellor Scottish Government
10-12 Scottish Piper-History of Bagpipes and Bagpipe competition Ed Kitowski
10-19 TBD Chris Wilson
10-26 Scottish Heroes and Scotch Whisky Steve Grant
11-2 Normanization of Scotland Seen Through a Family History John Polk
11-9 Highlanders Colonization and Salvation of Georgia John Miles
11-16 Capt. Kidd, Scottish Sailor and Pirate John Miles
Please join us for these insights into our heritage!
Third Annual Course on the American Scottish Identity
September 6, 2022
Dr. Jack Gordon will again facilitate a course on the significant contributions to our American culture by Scots and those of Scots descent. There will be two 5 week sessions beginning in September at the Hunt Valley Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 11101 McCormick Drive, Hunt Balley. Classes are each Wednesday 1:30-2:45 pm.
Further details can be found by contacting Bess at 443-840-2222 ext 123.
To register for this course, please click here: https://www.ccbcmd.edu/Programs-and-Courses-Finder/course/HIT/140
2022-2023 Past Presidents' Heritage Scholarship
August 12, 2022
SCHOFIELD SCORES TOP SCHOLARSHIP
Victoria Schofield, a graduate of the Towson High School Law and Public Policy Program, is the winner of the 2022-2023 Past Presidents’ Heritage Scholarship. Victoria, who plans to attend Sweet Briar College in the Fall, scored first in a field of four highly competitive applicants, all of whom will receive scholarships funded by the St. Andrew’s Society Foundation.
The other scholarship recipients are Charles Brocato, who plans to major in Computer Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Donovan Dartez, who will study Biology at the University of Miami, and Andrew McElwain, who will work toward a degree in Elementary Education.
Valuing education is one of the pillars of our Scottish heritage. (In Scotland today, resident Scots working on their first undergraduate study tuition free.) We are proud to see this year’s scholars carrying forward that tradition and pleased that the St. Andrew’s Society is able to assist them. Anyone wishing to support the scholarship program can make a donation or bequest designated for scholarships to The St. Andrew’s Society Foundation.
2022 Challenge Charger Award Presentations
June 18, 2022