March 26th, 2020

As we all adjust to working from home, self distancing and trying to 
balance our lives through this time of tremendous unease, ASF looks to
help give a sense of center to the chaos - a reminder of our love of our
Scottish-American heritage and culture.

The ASF Team are working from home. Please email us with any questions or concerns.   Link Here.

While  we have had to cancel our Tartan Week and Spring events, as well as delay exhibits and programs, ASF is working on developing virtual programming in the weeks ahead.

We share some ideas below to bring Scotland a wee bit closer at this time:
-  Visit the Scottish Grocer, and add "Taste of Scotland" to your larder, enjoy our special ASF Member discount (extended at this time to all our friends too)
-  Enjoy the March issue of the Scottish Banner, a gift from them to our community - April issue will follow next week 
-  And we have compiled a list of movies (with very Scottish elements to them) which we hope you will help us add to.

Follow us on Facebook and watch for news of virtual events in the days ahead as we look to help connect our great community.

If you are able to,  please consider making a gift to ASF it will make a huge difference to us at this time, 
- from renewing membership early 

With strong thoughts from all of us at American-Scottish Foundation.

Camilla G Hellman 

Next week should be the start of the 2020 Celebration of Tartan Week.
Although there will not be a Parade or gathering for events it is still the
22nd Anniversary of National Tartan Day on April 6th, 2020 

On April 6th 2020 the National Tartan Day NY Committee are asking us to  flood their social media accounts with videos and photos showing off your Scottish splendor. 

Post to their page or group on Facebook and tag us  @nyctartanweek on Instagram and Twitter!

As Kyle Dawson, President of NTDNYC notes :
.... "Gather your pipes and bands and play your wee hearts out, record us a Celtic tune on your fiddle or accordion, sing or recite you favorite Scottish poem, recite your best Burns quote!"

"Don your ghillies, dance around swords, fold yourself in to a yoga position or two in a kilt, wag your furry tails! Young, old, two legs or four, we want to hear from all of you!......- let's make April the 6th 2020 the first ever Global 
Virtual Tartan Day!"

"COVID-19, you may take our parade this year, but you'll NEVER TAKE OUR PRIDE! Alba Gu BrĂ th!"

The National Tartan Day NY Committee was formed in 2003 to take forward and grow the NY Tartan Day Parade and give oversight to leading events of the week.  Founding members are Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York, The NY Caledonian Club, The American Scottish Foundation and Clan Campbell.
Enjoy a Taste of Scotland:
ASF are delighted to announce our new ASF Member Benefit with our partners - and offering during this period our discounts to our Friends as well as Members:

The Scottish Grocer 
- 20% discount 
(free freight on orders over $90)
  Link HERE - Code  ASFM20

ASF Scottish Teas:  Support us as you enjoy our wonderful Scottish Morn or Scottish Afternoon Teas from Harney & Company, a portion of all sales goes to support ASF programs. 

Walkers Shortbread  who have a large selection of wonderful Scottish shortbread and biscuits - ASF Members and Friends a special  20% discount on orders 

Scottish Banner is packed full of news 
from Scotland, the US  and Canada. 

This month the issue is available for 
ASF Members and Friends to download 

There are recipes to try ... Ideas for that trip 
never taken and events to mark in the 
calendar for next year 
(like the 2021 NY Tartan Day Parade!)
Enjoy - and thank you to Sean for sharing 

Binge watching .. and Movies you might have missed 
or love to see again - download via your favorite browser
          Email us your input so we can build a viewing list .. a jog to the memory.
Ways to Support the American Scottish Foundation 

Membership: A corner stone of organizations is Membership.  If not yet a Member of ASF we invite you to  join and take advantage of all of the Foundations benefits 
and ways to be involved.

Your only qualification for Membership is that you 
have a love of Scotland!  Click here to learn more and to join

Donations:  At this time please consider a donation to the ASF.  Click here
to help 
support of our Heritage, Arts, Culture and 
Youth Bursary programming,  Your support would be greatly appreciated  
Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and dream of Scotland!
Photo: Roger Jepson / Mercury Press.