Originally founded in 1989 as a celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of the first organized party of Highland Scots to North Carolina, this event has grown over the years to provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about our region’s Scottish heritage through top scholars from Scotland and North America. The Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium continues this tradition for study and interaction for anyone interested in Scottish history, culture, and traditions.
St. Andrews and its Scottish Heritage Center are pleased to host this event along with the North Carolina Scottish Heritage Society, The Scotland County Tourism Development Authority and Comfort Inn of Laurinburg. The Award Winning Comfort Inn of Laurinburg (910-277-7788) is the host hotel for the event. For reservations, please contact (910) 277-7788 and ask for the special “Scottish Heritage Weekend” special rates.
Friday, March 16
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. “A Gaelic Primer for Outlander Fans and Other Inquiring Minds” This event is FREE
An exploration of the words and phrases found in the hugely popular “Outlander” series by author Diana Gabaldon, as well as the TV series.
Come learn a little Gaelic – the language spoken by many Highland emigrants to the Carolinas.
OPEN TO ALL AGES, YOUTH WELCOMED! Workshop led by Anne Landin and An Phillips.