Kilt Skate 2018
Bring your skates and wear your kilt (or something tartan) and join the Ottawa Sir John A Kilt Skate which will be held Saturday January 20 at the Skating Court, Lansdowne Park from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Click here to go to the Kilt Skate website. Click here to read the press release
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Celebrating Scotland’s Bard – join us at The Highlander Pub
Join us for an evening filled with fun, laughter and traditional Scottish fayre in celebration of Robert Burns at The Highlander Pub, 115 Rideau Street on Thursday, January 25th. A three-course Burns Supper including soup or salad, main course with haggis and dessert is available or just stop in for a dram or two. Click here for more details
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
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.