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Eilean Donan Castle Calanais Stones Edinburgh
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan castle is recognized all around the world.
Against the backdrop of their 5000 years, the Calanais Stones have witnessed countless changes.
Edinburgh manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Scottish gardens are famous for their clear air and profuse flowers.

Welcome to Gleanings!

Welcome to Gleanings, the online newsletter of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa. We hope you take a few minutes to learn about our organization and upcoming events. Anyone of Scottish descent or who is interested in Scottish culture and arts is welcome, so please feel free to join us at our next activity.

Upcoming Event


St Luke’s Episcopal Church
3424 Forest Avenue * Des Moines

For more information: Jean at (515) 480-5432 or

Golf ball with scottish flag on it

Newly-elected Society President Jean Davis will present the history of the golf and why she is so passionate about it. You don’t have to be a golfer or know about par, penalties and handicaps to enjoy learning about this beloved sport and its importance to Scotland.

Members with names starting A - L are asked to bring a snack to share.