Royal Celtic Society ArmsThe Royal Celtic Society

For nearly 200 years, the Royal Celtic Society has been at the cutting edge of activity to support the language, literature, music and culture of the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. The Society holds regular events for members, awards medals for excellence in music and literature and sponsors a wide range of organisations dedicated to the traditions, language and arts of the Highlands and Islands.

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RCS at New York Tartan Day

Hay small 1The Royal Celtic Society was well represented at last month's annual New York Tartan Day parade.

The New York Tartan Day was created by statute, signed into American law by President George W Bush in 1998.  This was therefore the 20th anniversary of what has become a flagship event in the American Scottish calendar, taking its place alongside a similar occasion in Washington and the big Highland Games events of Grandfather Mountain, Stone Mountain, Smoky Mountain and many others which operate on a slightly smaller stage.

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Leading Historian to speak at Summer Lunch

Tom DevineThe Society's annual Summer Lunch will take place at the New Club in Edinburgh on Sunday 10th June, when the guest speaker will be Sir Thomas Devine, Kt, OBE, HonMRIA, FRSE, FBA, Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh.

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