nourish the Scottish identity in
East Tennessee by serving the community
of Scots, our families, and our friends,
and by celebrating both traditional
and contemporary Scottish culture.
Message Established in 1983, the Saint
Andrew Society of East Tennessee is the oldest
charity in East Tennessee. This year the Society
is celebrating itsí 23rd Anniversary.
The mission of the Saint Andrew Society of East
Tennessee is to nourish the Scottish identity
in East Tennessee by serving the community of
Scots, our families and our friends and by celebrating
both traditional and contemporary Scottish culture.
The goals of the Saint Andrew Society of East
Tennessee are to:
Society of East Tennessee is one of the largest
Scottish cultural organizations in Tennessee.
The Society is a vital force in sustaining Scottish
heritage through initiatives to support music,
art, literature, dance, history, genealogy,
sport, food and drink.
Andrew Society of East Tennessee hosts several
annual events including a Burns Supper in January,
a variety of Tartan Day celebrations, picnic, cross
dedications, provide pipers for funerals,
covered dish suppers, Christmas party and a
yearly tea. We also participate in
the Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (over
36,000 people attend) in May,
Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day
is celebrated by Scots around the world on the 30th November. The flag of
Scotland is the Cross of St. Andrew, and this is widely displayed as a symbol
of national identity.
In the year 832AD, Angus mac Fergus, High King of Alba,
clashed with a force of Angles and Saxons led by Athelstan.
Encouraged by the appearance of a white cross of St Andrew
in the blue sky. the Scots and Picts won the battle.
Thereafter St Andrew became the patron of Scotland, and his cross,
or Saltire, the emblem of the Scottish people.
Join us for the Burns
Supper at the St. Stevens Episcopal Church In Oak
Ridge on January 22, 2011. Visitors welcome Since it is a catered event we will need reservations in not later than January 18, 2011
Don't miss this wonderful event!
If you would like to become a member of the St. Andrews Society of East Tennessee please fill out the Membership Form and mail it to the below listed address. Thank you.
To learn how you or
your firm can become a strategic corporate
partner or event sponsor with the Saint
Andrew Society of East Tennessee,
please send an e-mail or call Jim Hayden,
Director of Events at 865.591.7539
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