Committed to the Community & Traditions
of Our Scottish and Celtic Roots


Kennan Holt 2013 Scholarship winner

Dylan Clegorn

Les Strachan at Burns Nicht 2014


The Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands is a non profit Scottish heritage and fellowship organization covering western and south-central Virginia. Membership is open to anyone who has an intterest in Scottish culture or is of Scottish/Celtic descent.

The goals of the Foundation are:

  • Enjoyment of all aspects of Scottish culture
  • Education and community outreach regarding all aspects of Scottish culture.
  • Promoting awareness of the connection between Appalachian and Scottish culture.

To achieve these goals, the Foundation sponsors and/or participates in a wide variety of exciting events, including festivals, classes, parades and dinners such as our gala Burns Nicht Celebration.


Things We Do:

  • Enjoy a formal Burns Nicht Supper with pipe band, haggis, traditional toasts & Scottish foods, Scottish music, dancing & other entertainment. The evening wraps up with a ceilidh ("kay-lee": informal singing and dancing) - that lasts until...?

  • Join our Irish cousins in the Roanoke St. Patrick's Day parade, marching with the Virginia Higlands Pipes and Drums. We honor all Celtic people!

  • April 6, National Tartan Day:

  • Kirkin O' Tartans: A local church hosts us with a service including pipe music, where all Scots are recognized and the Tartans are blessed.

  • Host booths at the Radford Highlanders Festival, Loch Norman Highland Games

  • We honor St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scottland, with a night of music, food and good fellowship.

  • Scholarships: See the 2013 scholarship winners below - awarded at Burns Nicht:
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SFVH MySpaceVirginia Highland Pipes & Drums
Scottish Foundation Online Shop Association of Scottish Games and Festivals
Graymalkin MusicCeltic Tides
Scottish American Military SocietyRadford - Highland Festival
Celtic Colours, Richmond, VAScottish Society of Tidewater
The Brittish ShoppeWarpipe
Robert Burns.orgCamerons British Foods
Gael Song, Seattle, WAThe Celtic Store - Celtic/Scottish Shop
Keltic DesignsAlberene Royal Mail, Harrisville, NH
Celtic Exchange, PABBC America
Bagpipes at Best: Bagpipe MIDIPiping Radio
BBC Online ScotlandHenderson Imports, Ltd.
McGillivray Piping PartnershipsBagpipe Web
Music In ScotlandThe Thistle & Shamrock
Piper and Drummer
www.haggishunt.comR G Hardie & Co - Bagpipe Makers
Clan MacBethScottish books from Scotland
Man With Two DogsYour Scottish Descent
St. Andrew's Society of
Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa (The Ottawa Scottish Gaelic Society)

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