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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 benefits that include:

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

  • Free monthly issue, The Scottish Banner

  • 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 

  • Learning about Scottish Culture

  • Participation in Scottish traditions and celebrations

  • Wearing kilts, sporrans, hose, flashes, sgian dubhs, ghillie brogues, tartan sashes, 
    Celtic pins 

  • Hearing bagpipes

  • Getting and giving help with genealogical research

  • Getting and giving help with Highland attire

  • New friends, old friends, camraderie, shared heritage


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

  • Marching 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 a Haggis, 
Annual Dinner, 2022

Board of Managers 2022-23


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