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Celebrating Iowa's Scottish Heritage

Welcome to the Scottish Heritage of 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, history, and arts is welcome in our organization, so please feel free to join us at our next activity.

Celebrating Scotland's Rich Heritage: See Our Event Guide

The Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa (SHSI) hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Our traditional Scottish gatherings and celebrations feature traditional music, dancing, delicious food, and lots of laughter. We also offer a variety of programs and workshops to help members and guests learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of Scotland. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience traditional Scottish culture and create lasting memories.

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Our History

The Central Iowa chapter of the Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa was formed in 1975 by the children and grandchildren of members of two organizations prominent in the early days of Des Moines history - the "Robert Burns Club" and the "St. Andrews Society". But we are much more than that. Take the link to read more.


Wee Glimpses

Scotland has a long and varied cultural history that can be explored and experienced through its holidays, breathtaking natural and cultural wonders, food, literature, dynamic cities, enchanting villages, and oh so much more. Take the link for a wee glimpse of what Scotland has to offer.

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Join Us!

If you are interested in Scottish arts and history, you are invited to join us!  Here you can connect with like-minded individuals, and enjoy fun events and activities. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Scotland's culture, traditions, and heritage. Our members come from all walks of life and have a passion for Scotland and its people. Get involved today and help us preserve Scotland's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Take the link to learn more.

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