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Pipers Bill Cockburn and John Wakefield on our Annual Tall Ship Cruise

The Scottish Studies Foundation organizes and supports events and activities of an educational nature in keeping with its mandate as a registered charity in Canada. Other events that fall outside this mandate are organized by the Scottish Studies Society which operates in parallel with the Scottish Studies Foundation. All members of the Scottish Studies Foundation are automatically members of the Scottish Studies Society.

Unlike the Foundation, the Scottish Studies Society is not a charitable organization — its sole purpose is to organize events which, in turn, raise money to support the Scottish Studies Foundation by supplementing the funds obtained through memberships and donations.

Pipers at the Scottish Studies Society's "Scot of the Year Award" event at Casa Loma, Toronto

The flagship event for the Scottish Studies Society is its annual "Scot of the Year Award" which was initiated to honour individuals with a Scottish connection who have achieved distinction through their contribution to Canadian society or the international community at large. Click here to go to a list of recipients.

Highland Dancing on our Annual Tall Ship Cruise

Other events include our annual Tall Ship Cruise which commemorates the voyage of pioneer ship "Hector" which arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773. Video of our first cruise in 1992 can be seen here.

From our flyer promoting our Lady Nairne concert

In keeping with our objective of keeping the Scottish tradition in Canada alive and well, we always like to hear from people who have ideas for interesting projects they think might help our cause, so please get in touch to find out if we can make your idea a reality. We have been proud to sponsor events such as Canada's International Festival of Authors, theatrical productions such as "Mary Stuart," written by German playwright Friedrich Schiller and, as a counterpoint to ubiquitous Burns events, a musical production based on the Music of Lady Nairne (1766-1845).

Grad students Alice Glaze and Marian Toledo at the 2015 Fall Colloquium

Since the 1960s, the annual Fall Colloquium at the University of Guelph has provided an opportunity for the public to attend and engage in presentations of research by graduate students and scholars from Scotland, Canada and elsewhere.