"Our Scottish Heritage" Symposium
Originally founded in 1989 as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the coming of the first group of Highland Scots to North Carolina, the "Our Scottish Heritage" Symposium has provided an unparalleled opportunity for persons interested in Scottish and Scottish-American history and culture to learn from top scholars in their fields. The Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium provides a forum for study and interaction for anyone interested in Scottish history, culture, and tradition.
St. Andrews University is pleased to sponsor and host this event. The University's annual Scottish Heritage Awards Banquet is always a featured part of the event. This prestigious event features the presentation of two awards:
- The Scottish Heritage Center Service Award is given to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the preservation and perpetuation of Scottish history, culture, or traditions.
- The Flora Macdonald Award is given to a woman of Scottish descent who has made an outstanding contribution to the human community.
Would you like to be kept informed about our upcoming events? Send us your email or mailing address and we will add you to our interest list. Please contact:
Scottish Heritage Center
St. Andrews University
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352