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The St. Andrews Society of the Eastern Shore (SASES) is a membership organization of Scots, their descendants, and friends of Scotland. All are welcome.


Saturday May 21, 9:00 AM: Fair Hill Scottish Games - Visit us at our tent, details here
Saturday, May 28, 9:00 AM: Chestertown Tea Party Parade  - We are marching, details here
See our Calendar for other events



The members of SASES enjoy being part of a vibrant organization with benefits that include:

  • The Bagpiper: 10 issues per year with news, histories,  humor, genealogy, and more

  • Email announcements, Facebook page, and website 

  • Membership Directory

  • Voting privileges and eligibility to serve on the Board of Managers

  • Participation in committees

  • Invitations to special events 

  • New friends, old friends, camraderie, shared heritage and more


Friends Catching Up, Spring Luncheon, 4/8/22


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

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  • The Kirkin' of the Tartans

  • The Annual Picnic

  • River Cruises

  • The Burns Dinner

  • March in the Easton & St. Michaels Holiday Parades

  • Luncheons with speakers

  • Wee Drams at local taverns

  • Annual Meeting & luncheon

  • Annual Dinner

  • Attend area Highland games

  • Support for the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums

  • Donations to local charities


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.


Address to the Haggis, Annual Dinner, 2021

SASES Board of Managers, 2022
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May 10, 5:30 PM

    Covered Dish, Christ Church Hall, St. Michaels

May 21

    Fair Hill Scottish Games

    The Fair Grounds, Fair Hill MD

May 28, 9 AM

    Chestertown Tea Party Parade


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