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Welcome Fàilte

The St. Andrew's Society of the Eastern Shore (SASES) Is a membership organization open to Scots, Their descendants, and friends of Scotland.

All are welcome.


  • June 19, 11:30 AM, Luncheon with speaker

  • July 9, 5:00 PM, Wee Dram - All Welcome at 4 Dogs Pub, Easton

  • August 15, Patriot River Cruise, Miles River St. Michaels, 

  • See our calendar for details on these and other 2024 events

  • Email us for more information or Join to participate in our events



We Are Growing!

Since 2021,
membership is up 40%.
We added 25 new members in 2023 alone.


Our members tell us they love the Scottish connections, the array of entertaining events, how we stay in touch through our various media, and the camaraderie among friends.
Join us and see for yourself!



Enjoy being part of a vibrant and growing organization of 115 members and counting, with benefits that include:

  • Participation in Scottish themed events, 

  • Luncheons with speakers

  • Dinners with games & entertainment

  • Meals featuring Scottish fare including Haggis!

  • Bagpiper Newsletter

  • Scottish Banner subscription

  • Regular email communication

  • Showing  your Scottish pride







  • Membership Directory

  • Wearing Highland Dress 

  • Hearing bagpipes

  • Getting and giving help with genealogical research

  • Camraderie 

  • Common bonds



Throughout the year, SASES sponsors and participates in a variety of events to which members, their families, and guests are invited.

  • Curling

  • River Cruises

  • Rabbie Burns Night

  • Marching in holiday parades

  • Exhibiting at highland games

  • Luncheons with speakers

  • Wee Drams at local taverns

  • Annual Meeting & luncheon

  • National Tartan Day Observed

  • Partnership with Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums

  • Pot luck dinners with games

  • The Kirkin' of the Tartan

  • Annual Picnic

  • Annual Gala

  • Annual Address To A Haggis

  • Silent Auction Fund Raiser

  • Scholarship awards


In 1970, a group of friends of Scottish descent gathered to plan for a new organization, The St. Andrews Society of the Eastern Shore (SASES). It was launched on May 27, 1971 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD. Members of the Baltimore and Washington Societies who were instrumental in establishing the new Society for residents of the Eastern Shore also attended the event. A Pipe Major from Baltimore provided authenticity and good cheer.


Events planned for the Society’s first year included  


Keeping  Our Members Informed & Entertained

The Bagpiper

Appreciated by members for its educational and entertaining content, it is published 10 times per year and sent to all members.  See a sample

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Join the conversation on our Facebook page and learn about upcoming events, get news of interest to friends and members, see comments from visitors, add you own comments, and “like” us.



Regular emails keep members informed  about SASES events, area activities of interest, special alerts, and links to Scottish related media.

YouTube Channel

Our YouTube Channel is where videos of many of our events are posted. Some videos have drawn over 300,000 viewers. We have over 350 subscribers

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Membership Directory

Hard copy directories with members' contact information and clan affiliation are mailed to all members each year. Electronic updates are posted regularly in the members section of the website .  

View from Isle of Skye to mainland Scotland

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Board of Managers 2024-25


The Board of Managers supervises the property and affairs of the Society and consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Immediate Past President, Committee Chairs and up to six members elected at large. Elections for the Board are held at the annual meeting in October. 

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