The Mission of the Society

The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh was formed in 1990, to preserve and promote Scottish heritage and traditions in the Greater Pittsburgh area, through educational, philanthropic and social endeavors.

What the Society Offers

The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh sponsors activities like:

  • Hogmanay Party
  • Burns Night Dinner
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Tartan Day Celebration
  • Family Picnic
  • Balmoral Classic
  • US National Junior Bagpiping & Drumming Competition
  • Scottish Nationality Room
  • Kilted Klassic Golf Outing
  • Ligonier Highland Games
  • Fall Ceilidh
  • St. Andrews Dinner
  • A Scottish Christmas

The Society also offers special interest groups that meet informally throughout the year, studying things like: Scottish History and Genealogy.

If you would like to further your knowledge of Scottish heritage and traditions, there are plenty of opportunities in the Greater Pittsburgh area, including:

  • Highland Dancing
  • Bagpiping and Drumming
  • Scottish Country Dancing
  • Celtic Harp
  • Highland Games
  • Weaving
  • Scottish Fiddle
  • Genealogy
  • Gaelic Study Groups
  • Scottish Speakers
  • Scottish Singing
  • Scottish Story Telling
  • Celtic Drop Spinning
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Scottish Heavy Athletics
  • Military History Reenactments
  • Tin Whistle
  • Rugby Football
  • Scottish Breed Dogs
  • Scottish Art
  • Scottish Influence on W. PA history

If you’re just interested in enjoying the fellowship of other Scots, the Society holds meetings in different locations in the Greater Pittsburgh area, and enjoys formal dinners and informal gatherings throughout the year - including ad hoc events like our evening at the River City Brass Celtic Connections concert, and our evening at the Julie Fowlis Gaelic singing concert.

The Saint Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh Officers:

  • President: Paul Thompson
  • Vice President: Dale McLeod
  • Vice President: Pam Maniet
  • Treasurer: Pat Frick
  • Membership Secretary: Lyn Orr
  • Recording Secretary: Sue McLeod
  • Corresponding Secretary: Terri Perry
  • Society Counsel: Ken Stiles
  • Chaplain: Rev. Pat Frick
  • Scholarship Chairman: Dale McLeod

 If you would like to support us in our endeavors by making a donation, we would welcome your support.