We invite you to join us to truly enjoy our Scottish heritage and music with our programs and events like:
THE NEW YEAR (Hogmanay) is sometimes celebrated with a formal presentation of the haggis with neeps and tatties at a member's home during a New Year's Eve party.
ROBERT BURN'S BIRTHDAY is celebrated with haggis (and neeps and tatties, of course), dinner, and bagpipes along with readings of some of the bard's best-loved poetry (the bawdy, the nice, and the profound).
THE ANNUAL PICNIC is a summertime pot luck affair and is always fun. The HSHC provides everything but the sides, desserts, and libations so we're never sure what we'll eat or what games our members & friends will bring to play.
THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL. We take time each fall to remember with a nicely nostalgic and moving ceremony our members who have died.
CHRISTMAS TIME is festive with wonderful live Celtic music, a haggis parade, and dinner.
MONTHLY SURPRISES. The other months we enjoy a variety of interesting programs...anything from a presentation of how the Vikings invaded Scotland with their ways and their DNA, to Scottish dances performed by local dance students and competitors, an armorer presenting and demonstrating ancient Scottish weapons and mantels, and members sharing mini insights about their clans, and a fascinating presentation of old Scottish board games along with their histories. In November 2016 Charlie Zahm taught us about the Jacobite Risings, in a concert of story & song.
ATTENDING SCOTTISH EVENTS & FESTIVALS. We take our booth sign, handouts, Scottish memorabilia, & Celtic weapons on the road to the Highland Games in Fair Hill, Steppingstone Museum, and Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Church. And we join Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their Kirin’ o’ the Tartans.
KIRKIN' O' THE TARTANS. Every year or so we gather at a nearby church for a blessing of our tartans during a Sunday worship service. We decorate the church with tartans and march even more tartans to the alter. Oh it's a glorious sight that warms a Scottish heart. Sometimes we're able to enhance the service with bagpipes.
Ready to join us yet?? Remember that we welcome adults of all ages with a wee drop o' Scottish blood flowing through their veins. (Does anyone NOT have a wee drop??)
Hey! Want to give us a presentation? We LOVE Scottish-based entertainment of all sorts. We'll buy your dinner and you can sell your wares (if you have any to sell).
Spring 2022 is packed with events. In February we have the amazing Charlie Zahm performing for us. In March we will welcome The Jasper Greens; in April we will have a Viking Invasion; in May we hope to have an amazing author; and in June we'll have ax throwing!
Programs & Events
HIGHLAND SOCIETY OF HARFORD COUNTY