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Tartan Day and the Declaration of Arbroath

March 28, 2024

Tartan Day was inspired by Scotland but originated in Canada. The idea can be traced back to a Federation of Scottish Clans meeting that took place in Nova Scotia in […]

Auld Lang Syne: A Scottish-Canadian Success Story

December 28, 2023

The singing of Auld Lang Syne is synonymous with New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world. But how did an old Scottish folk song become so popular? It may surprise […]

Rory McDonell Graduates from the University of Glasgow 

November 28, 2023

Congratulations to Rory McDonell on his graduation from the University of Glasgow with an International Masters of Security Intelligence and Strategic Studies. Rory graduated from the University of Guelph with a […]

The Discovery of Insulin

November 14, 2023

World Diabetes Day is recognized annually on November 14th. Today, we remember the three Canadians and a Scot who all contributed to the discovery of insulin. Clockwise from top left: […]

September 28th is British Home Child Day

September 28, 2023

September 28th was established as British Home Child Day in 2011. It is a time to remember the 100,000+ orphans and children of poor families that were sent to Canada […]

Neil Armstrong’s Scottish Homecoming

July 20, 2023

Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon on this date in 1969. As TV audiences around the world watched in amazement, he stepped out of the […]

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The St. Andrew’s Society celebrates Scottish-Canadian culture in Toronto. An annual membership is only $25.00 and runs from January 1st to December 31st.