Welcome to the Scottish American Society of the Quad Cities!

We're a community of people who come together to celebrate Scottish history, culture, and tradition, and our connections with our Celtic "cousins." If you're interested in Scottish and or Celtic history and tradition, you're more than welcome to join us! Events include traditional celebrations, such as our annual Robert Burns Dinner, Beltane, Tartan Day, Samhain, and St. Andrews Day, and we also support other groups that promote Scottish/Celtic traditions, heritage, and culture. It is a great organization of friendly people, and we are always accepting new members. Scottish heritage or ancestry is not required. Please see our membership page, and do join us at an event. 


Happy 2024!

Special Events: 

  • Robert Burns Dinner & Gala: February 24, 2024. See our Robert Burns page for details. 
  • Celtic Night Out: July 20, 2024, again at Riverfront Grille, featuring the popular Blame Not the Bard band and bagpipe music from Black Hawk Pipes and Drums. 

Regular Events

  • Tartan Day Dinner, Saturday, April 6, Front Street Pub and Eatery
  • Beltane Picnic, May 28, 5:30 gather, 6 pm picnic, Duck Creek Park, Pav. #1, BYOB, and a dish to share with others. 
  • Samhain Potluck & Bonfire, 6 pm, Saturday, Oct. 12, home of Mary and Greg Bouljon. Traditional fall festival marking the harvest and turning of the year. Bring a dish to pass. 
  • Celebration of the Saints (St. Andrew/St. Nicholas), Date and arrangements, TBD

What's New? 

  1. We're offering a Bus Trip to the Wisconsin Highland Games on Saturday, August 31!  We greatly miss our local games, and we know some of you do, too, so we're taking you to a festival. 55 seats are available. RSVP now to avoid disappointment. 
  2. We're using Eventbrite for online ticket sales to avoid some of the issues we've had with PayPal. Follow Scottish American Society at Eventbrite to find ticket offerings for Celtic Night Out and our Bus Trip. 

Flowers of the Forest

Our sympathies on the losses of William "Bill" Craig, Bill Lee, Clevelyn Scott, John "Scotty" McFedries, Roger Stancliff, Agnes Koresko, Jim Clark, Angus Muir, Tom Ervin, Mary Fisler, Marsha Findlay, Marilyn Lyon (wife of member Terry Lyon,) and Ann Gloeckner-Anderson (daughter of member Mary Glockner-Bouljon.)  
If you are aware of a passed member, please do reach out so we can recognize them. We have an established memorial policy for immediate family of current members. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of these Flowers of the Forest. They will be much missed.   
2024 donations: 
  • Black Hawk Pipes and Drums, $200, to support Scottish culture through music
  • Augustana Men's Golf Team, $200, to support student exploration of Scotland 
2023 donations:  
  • Memorials to NAMI in memory of Anne Gloeckner Anderson (daughter/stepdaughter of Mary & Greg Bouljon) 
  • Memorial to The Center, memory of Marsha Findlay
2022 donations:
  • Monmouth College, in memory of Bill Lee 
  • King's Harvest Pet Rescue, in memory of Bill Craig 
2020 donations: 
  • Cafe' on Vine, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Stancliff family (memorials)
In 2019, the SAS supported several efforts to promote Celtic culture, and the Quad Cities as a whole. These included:
  • Flood Relief efforts at the Salvation Army of the Quad Cities
  • Efforts to rebuild the Irish Football Club of the Quad Cities. The team includes people from all backgrounds, including Scots, and is working on a youth team. 
  • Scottish dance instruction through Studio A Dance Company and Colleen's School of Celtic Dance. Our thanks to the dancers who performed at our 2020 Burns Night! 
 See our Events page for a photo
Our thanks to members who supported Birdies for Charity, the Scottish Golf Event, and other fundraising efforts. 

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 132, Moline, IL 61266
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