Kilt Skate 2018
Thanks to the over 100 hardy people who brought their skates, wore their kilt (or something tartan) and played their bagpipes at the Skating Court, Lansdowne Park on Saturday Jan 20. Click here to go to the Kilt Skate website. read more …
Click here to see photos of the event
Celebrate Burns With Us
Celebrating Scotland’s Bard
Twenty-five SSO members joined together on the twenty-fifth of January for an evening filled with fun, laughter in celebration of Robert Burns at The Highlander Pub, 115 Rideau Street.
A big thank you goes out to our volunteers and all our entertainers for making the evening a great way to celebrate the change of the year.
We look forward to seeing you all at Hogman-eh! 2018 when we hope the weather is not as cold.
CEUD MILE FAILTE
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.