Join us on December 31, 2017 at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park for the 6th Annual Hogman-eh! festival – our unique New Year’s celebration with a Scottish flavour.

From 5 – 7 PM we will have the Great Scot! Kids’ zone with a celebration of New Year in Scotland at 7:00 PM. Great way for the kid’s to celebrate New Year without being up late!.

Then we move into serious celebration mode with live music from great bands – SEARSON, THE URBAN HIGHLANDERS, ÉCOSSE and taking us to midnight THE AMERICAN ROGUES.  Throw in appearances from the ARNPRIOR McNABB PIPE BAND and you have a New Year’s Eve to remember.  The whole evening will wind up with fireworks after midnight.

And the best news is admission is FREE thanks to our Sponsors. No ticket necessary

For more information and the evening schedule click here

There are still Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here  for more information.

Major Sponsor


Kilt Skate 2018

Plans are underway for Kilt Skate 2018.  We hope to have even more locations across the Canada taking part this coming year.  Click here to go to the kilt skate website   Read More …

Sponsored by

Burns Supper

The Scottish Society of Ottawa holds an annual Burns Supper to celebrate Scotland’s national bard on the weekend closest to January 25th. Details of the 2018 Burns Supper will be available mid-December 2017. For more information on Robert…. Read More …


Welcome to the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO). We’re a not-for-profit organization that celebrates the links between Scotland and the National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario and all of Canada. We were founded in 2012 to revive and rejuvenate the historic ties between Canada and Scotland.  We use special events and educational programs to highlight Canada’s and Scotland’s shared history and connect to the continuing development of Scotland. More than five million Canadians claim Scottish heritage. In the early 1800s, Scots helped settle eastern Ontario and built vibrant communities named after the places they left behind – Glengarry, Lanark, Perth and Renfrew, to name just a few. The waves of immigration that created a blood link between Canada and Scotland crested in the 1960s and 1970s. The Scots brought their love of Scottish music, dance, history, sport and literature, and the SSO keeps alive those Celtic connections. The SSO’s flagship event is an annual, free New Year’s Eve party – Hogman-eh! It was first held December 31, 2012, as a Hogmanay street party at Ottawa City Hall. Over 5,000 people enjoyed our rendition of the excitement of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on the world famous Royal Mile.

Throughout the calendar year, the SSO also celebrates Rabbie Burns Day, commemorates St. Andrew’s Day, hosts a Scottish Breakfast in the spring, and organizes Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate, an event which began in 2015 to celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s bicentennial and is spreading to other cities across Canada. The SSO also promotes itself through SSO-sponsored Whiskey Tastings, key sporting events (Scottish Day at the Senators, The Ottawa Fury etc.), The Perth Kilt Run (June) and the Glengarry Highland Games (August).General membership to the SSO is free. VIP membership entitles people to a 10% discount and first access to all SSO hosted, ticketed events. The cost is $20 for individuals or $30 for families (in the same household) per year. Join here

Other Sponsors







Other Sponsors

The SSO is working with the Running Room on the Resolution Run on Dec 31st. Click here for information on the run
Lord Elgin




Other Sponsors








Other Sponsors

The SSO is working with the Running Room on the Resolution Run on Dec 31st. Click here for information on the run
Lord Elgin




VIP EXPERIENCE Tickets for HOGMAN-EH! now available.

Back by popular demand the Scottish Society of Ottawa is offering the “New Year’s Eve VIP Experience” in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Hogman-eh! 2017!

Kick-up your heels and enjoy:

  • select reserved seating to watch the main stage show;
  • passes for a meet & greet with the artists;
  • complimentary coat check;
  • (2) cocktails and appetizers in the Milestones VIP Lounge and;
  • a swag bag of gifts and goodies from our sponsors.

Click here to buy VIP Experience tickets

Coming events in the Scottish Community

    Running Room Resolution Run – 5K /10k Run/Walk

  1. December 31 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
    945 Bank Street
  2. Hogman-eh!

  3. December 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 12:15 am
    Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
    945 Bank Street

Come Join Us

Click here to join the SSO

Click here to volunteer at SSO events