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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.



Enjoy being part of a vibrant organization with membership benefits that include:

  • Participation in Scottish themed events, 

  • Bagpiper, 10 issues/year

  • Various electronic media 

  • The Scottish Banner

  • 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.

  • The Kirkin' of the Tartans

  • The Annual Picnic

  • River Cruises

  • The Burns Dinner

  • Marching in holiday parades

  • Participating in highland games

  • Luncheons with speakers

  • Wee Drams at local taverns

  • Annual Meeting & luncheon

  • Annual Dinner

  • Support for the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums

  • Donations to local charities

  • Pot luck dinners with games and entertainment


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.

Loch Maree, near Poolwe, Gairloch


Keeping Our Members Informed & Entertained

The Bagpiper

Appreciated by members for its educational and entertaining content, it is published 10 times per year (no issues in August or February) and sent to all members.  See a sample


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.

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

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YouTube Channel

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

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Loch Maree, near Poolwe/Gairloch

Board of Managers 2022-23


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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