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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.


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

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

  • Sept. 10, 5 PM Wee Dram, All Welcome  4 Dogs Pub

  • Sept. 22, 10 AM  Kirkin' of the Tartan Christ Church, St. Michaels

  • Sept. 22, 12:30 PM Annual Picnic Easton Elks Club

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

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



Join Us

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.  
Find out for yourself here

We Are Growing

15 - 20 new members are joining each year and still going strong.

Community Outreach

Our Foundation funds novices to learn bagpipe and highland dancing;
Awards scholarships for high school student summer study in Scotland;  

Supports local charities to help those in need.
Lend us a hand,
open your sporran!



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

  • Calendar of year round Scottish themed events, 

  • Array of electronic media

  • Website store with apparel for sale and discounts from vendors featuring Scottish goods

  • Free subscription to  monthly The Scottish Banner






  • Enjoying Scottish food & drink

  • 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

  • Whisky Tasting

  • Founder's Day Dinner

  • Pot luck dinners with games and entertainment 

  • The Kirkin' of the Tartan

  • Annual Picnic

  • Gala with Address To A Haggis

  • Silent Auction Fund Raiser


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 a picnic with pipe band ...   


Keeping  Our Members Informed & Entertained


The Bagpiper

Appreciated 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.

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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 .  

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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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View from Isle of Skye to mainland Scotland

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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