About The Amersham & District Scottish Association
In January 1946, a group of expat Scots residing in the Amersham area, got together and to brighten up the immediate post war period they held a Burns Supper. The 25 scots enjoyed the get-together so they decided to form a Caledonian group which they called “The Amersham & District Scottish Association“.
The Objects of the Association included the maintenance of interest in Scottish traditions, the donation of money to Scottish and local charities as well as social and friendly contact among the members.
And for more than 70 years the Association has continued to bring the many scots and their friends in the Amersham area, into social contact at Burns Dinners, St Andrew Dinner Dances, Ceilidhs, Golf Days and many other scottish flavoured events, including a weekly Scottish Country Dancing group. The current membership number is about 100 and it is noteworthy to mention that our list includes daughters of the original founding members. The annual programme of events generates a financial surplus and this funds donations to some 12 charities, local and Scottish, in accordance with the objects of the Association.