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The Scholarship Committee is meeting to review the new candidates for the 2020 - 2021. Watch this space for updates.

New Event coming up:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 @ 6:30 - 8:30
American Eden with Victoria Johnson

Join us for a lively, illustrated talk with historian Victoria Johnson featuring her recent book American Eden, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction, the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History. 

Reception & Talk | $40 per person
The Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC 10128

Drinks & Conversation with NY Scots™ at Caledonia Bar. Get together at this Upper East Side Scottish pub. Connect with current Saint Andrew’s Society members and bring along your friends, Scottish expatriates and prospective Society members. Come for Happy Hour at 6PM. CASH BAR

WHERE: Caledonia UES, 1609 2nd Avenue, (between 83rd and 84th Street)

Celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday season with the Society on Wednesday December 12 at 6:30pm.

Reception $35 per person
The Library at Saint Andrew's Society

OCTOBER 19 @ 2pm
Alexander Hamilton Life & Legacy

The Albany Institute of History & Art presents on the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton as Immigrant, Financier, Lawyer, Political Theorist, Soldier and husband. A Reception will follow hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Albany.


The Quaich Project
OCTOBER 19 @ 9pm
A Celebration of Scottish Culture with host Alan Cumming OBE

Date: Saturday, Oct 19 | 9 - 11pm
Where: The Stanley H Kaplan Penthouse, 70 Lincoln Centre Plaza


OCTOBER 21st @ 6pm
Drinks & Conversation at Caledonia UES

When: Monday, October 21
Where: Caledonia UES, 1609 2nd Ave btwn East 83rd and 84th.


This Year’s New Scholars

We continue to have the privilege of awarding scholarships to a group of exceptional students. This year's Macmillan Scholar is Reeve Lanigan from Lafayette College. Our second US scholar is Quenton Hurst, a double major in Biology and German from Williams College. Our third US scholar is Anna Bryan who received her BA in Music from Columbia University. The scholars coming from Scotland are Erin McQuarrie from the Glasgow School of Art and Amanda Turner from the University of Oxford.

The 215th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hamilton-Burr Duel

On Thursday July 11, 2019, the Society will gather at the Hamilton Memorial overlooking the Weehawken Dueling Grounds to commemorate the 215th anniversary of the fatal duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. This year’s program features Richard Porter, 2nd Vice President & Historian of the St. Andrews Society of the State of New York, who will share about the first monument erected on the site, placed there in 1806 by the St. Andrew’s Society. The St. Andrews Society in New York included both Alexander Hamilton and Dr. David Hosack among its early members. Following is the link to the AHA website

The gathering will be followed by a keynote speech at the Elks Club on Dr. David Hosack, the doctor in attendance at the Hamilton-Burr Duel. Following is the link to a video preview of the talk by author, Victoria Johnson.

These events are presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, the City of Weehawken, the Weehawken Historical Commission, the St. Andrews Society, and

Below is the New York Times 1903 article about the original monument on the site.

The 2018 - 2019 edition of the Pibroch is available online.

Willow Wood Trapshooting Event Report

by Don Whamond Jr.

May 18th was a magnificent day and a great day for trap shooting. We had enough for 2 squads with about an equal number of experienced and first-time shooters. How perfect is that?!

We started the day with coffee and donuts along with a training session by Willow Wood’s Chairman of the Ranger Safety Officers, Joe Longo. Everyone was anxious to get going so we went straight to “the line.” I’m happy to report that all improved greatly as the day progressed.

Around noon we broke for lunch - six-foot Italian wedge, a platter of hot onions and sausage dish, sliced bread and Caesar salad. All my favorites which everyone loved. (So far I’m 2 for 2.) During lunch we gave everyone Baseball Caps and Hats embroidered with the “Presidents Cup” logo from the recent golf event between the US and Europe, very impressive. We also gave out Red Noses to wear with our group photo. They were too bulky to wear while shooting.

Joy Goudie won the Tartan Award for wearing her clan kilt. The prize will always be remembered for being the worst - a coffee travel mug! I still have 5 (OMG). We ended the day with cigars and single malt enjoyed by 5 of us including a woman guest who shall remain nameless.

Once again, a fabulous outing which all of our members should try. You’ll love it! 

A special thank you goes to Francis Goudie, Joy Goudie, Michael Deangelis, Mary Noble, James Noble, Ben Noble, James K. Noble, Fred Margron, Don Whamond III, Mark Goebel and Alex Goebel for joining me at Willow Wood and making it a memorable day. For more photos of this event and other events, follow this link to our

Event Gallery.

And don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for the next Willow Wood event on October 5th.

Give the Gift of Membership to the Graduate in your Family


As a member of Saint Andrew's Society, the oldest charity in the State of New York, you have a unique opportunity to bestow membership on a family member of Scottish birth or lineal descent.

The gift of membership package includes the application fee and the first year of dues. For gifts to those from ages 18-34 or over 65 the total cost is $95 per person and for those from ages 35-64 it is $130 per person. Each new member will receive a welcome letter from the Society President, a member certificate (suitable for framing), the Society rosette pin, and numerous member benefits throughout the year.

Follow this link for the streamlined Gift of Membership application for your sibling, child, grandchild or parent. If the gift is for a spouse or a friend, please contact the office at 212-223-4248 or email for the customary application.

New York Lifestyles Magazine Feb 2019 Issue to see the article.


We are pleased to announce that Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York (SAS) is raising the amount of its scholarship grants from $30,000 USD to $35,000 USD and is adding a third scholarship to support graduate study in Scotland.

The SAS Scholarship Committee and Board of Managers approved the increase of the amount of each scholarship and added one additional scholarship. The increase may not close that gap for those coming here to study or for those who study abroad in Scotland, but will make a substantial contribution to that end.

The Society has been providing scholarship grants to graduates of US universities and colleges for over fifty years and have provided over 200 scholarships not only to US graduates, but also to Scottish students doing graduate work in the United States. All of the candidates demonstrate excellence, commitment, and obvious academic achievement. Many of the SAS scholars have gone on to make significant contributions to their fields of study or to society at large. The SAS Scholarship Committee is hopeful that these increases will encourage many more students to file applications in the coming year.




We are pleased to share this great news about MADMAN written and performed by Jake Austin Robertson, a former Saint Andrew's Society scholar. His play at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC has been selected as an All About Solo Critic's Choice and receives Glowing FIVE STAR reviews!

Excerpt from Nadia Ascencio's "The Furious Madness of Jake Austin Robertson":  "To call Jake Austin Robertson’s “Madman” a solo performance is to mislead; it’s a tour de force populated by a vibrant cast of distinct characters who seamlessly emerge, one from the other, through a single conduit who is both skilled and fearless in his delivery...I have not witnessed as powerful a performance in a solo work since John Leguizamo’s masterpiece, “Mambo Mouth.”  Mr. Robertson’s brave willingness to share his story is the stuff that true art is made of."  To read the full article follow this link:

Excerpt from Austin Kaiser's "Madly in Love with the Madman":
"See this play if you like tight acting and story. This play is constructed like the inside of a microorganism. Every doohickey has a purpose. Jake milks each joke. He knows when to wink at the audience to break the tension, and when to keep the audience on their toes, stuck in the emotional moment...In this play, two high-quality narratives twist together like steel cables. It’s a feat for Jake and a treat for us." To read the full article, follow this link:

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