Anderson

Campbell

MacArthur OLD COLORS

MacLean of Duart

Baird

MacLeod of Lewis

Ross Hunting

Ross

Bell of The Borders

MacDonald

Hepburn

Douglas

MacIntyre

Stewart Navy Blue

Angus District

Buchanan

Gordon Dress

Graham of Menteith

Jones

Lumsden

Douglas Gray

 

THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of THE CENTRAL COAST

THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of EDINBURGH

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast welcomes you! Please be our guest, visit us, and stay a while.

 

The Society was a sponsor of Dressed to Kilt

Wait until you see the sequel!

The California Tartan Banner The California Tartan Banner

The Gordon Highlanders

Gordon Highlanders

Recognition and support of The Clans

Highland dancers and dancing are supported by the Society in several ways.

The Saint Andrew Society supports Scottish Athletics through its members who are active as Scots Athletes

The Chief's own Piper Ms. Prescindia McIntosh Dolan center with members of The Gold Coast Pipe Band

 

 

 

 

 

Tartan Day 2003

Highland Dancers courtesy Joy McKinnon

Hon. C. Neal Andrews of the Ventura City Council, Kathryn Carlton of The Ventura Business and Convention Bureau, Marjorie Boyle, Society Treasurer and Helen Campbell, Society President from left to right.

Seated from left to right are Kathryn Carlton of the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, Mrs. Paula Saunders, Sales Director of the 4Points Sheraton, Marilyn Anderson, Secretary of The Seaside Highland Games and the Hon Neal Andrews of the Ventura City Council.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast welcomes you to their home on the world wide web. We hope all of the Saint Andrew's Societies, worldwide, will avail themselves of the opportunity to list themselves with us under www.thesaintandrewssociety.org.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast was founded in 2001 and maintains a continuing affiliation with the Saint Andrew Society of Edinburgh.

 

TARTAN DAY celebrated APRIL 6, 2006 IS THE RECOGNITION OF THE DECLARATION OF ARBROATH's IMPORTANCE TO THE UNITED STATES and FREE SCOTS WORLDWIDE - COME CELBRATE WITH US at LOEW's BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL - APRIL 6, 2006

FOR INFORMATION and/or AN INVITATION TO THE SAINT ANDREW SOCIETY of THE CENTRAL COAST'S SPECTACULAR 2006 CELEBRATION OF TARTAN DAY CLICK HERE or on the marquee above.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast encompasses the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and parts of Kern and Northern Los Angeles. It is an amalgam of Celtic, Caledonian, and Scottish Societies in the area. The Society enjoys its affiliations with Saint Andrew Society's worldwide.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast was incorporated for educational and charitable purposes and is not affiliated with any Church or religious organization.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast is an active participant in many areas of interest to the Scottish Community. Several members were instrumental in establishing  The California District Tartan as the Official State of California tartan. Initiating a petition in The Scottish Parliament to register Tartan and taking a lead position in asking that the Caber be recognized as an Olympic sport.

The development and initiation of The Seaside Highland Games are a few of the many activities.

 

We are petitioning the US Congress to remove the entry duty on tartan. If you would like to assist in this endeavor please watch this spot and follow the hyperlinks.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast provides ample opportunities for its members and the Scottish Community to enjoy the poetry and pomp of Robert Burns at its annual Burns Dinner at the beautiful Montecito Country Club. We take pride in res scotii at it's annual Kirking of the Tartans at the Seaside Highland Games.

 

The Society provides Trophies for Highland Dancing, Caber Toss, and other sporting activities at various Games in the area. As well financial aid, and support is given to promising dancers and students in the form of grants and scholarship aid.

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast helped develop and promotes The Seaside Highland Games in Ventura annually the second weekend in October as well as contributing to several charitable organizations in Scotland and many in its home area.

It's OFFICIAL as of 23 July 2001 the State of California has an OFFICIAL State District Tartan. To visit the California Tartan website click here!

  LINKS to other Saint Andrews Societies around the World.

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast has taken the lead position in effecting removal of the odious, and onerous, United States duty taxing the importation of Scottish woven tartan as woolens. We need your help, and the help of every Celt who wants to 'bring forrit 'th tartan!"

 

The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast while relatively young, has an ambitious charitable commitment, both within the Central Coast of California community and Scotland, including the Saltire Society, The World Registry of Tartans, The National Museum of Scotland, and sundry others. Locally it supports activities among various groups in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Northern Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo counties.

 

The Saint Andrew Society encourages, and contributes to Scots and Celtic activities and charities locally and in Scotland. These include initiation of a petition to The Scottish Parliament to register tartan officially, the conception, development and sponsorship of The Seaside Highland Games, and a leading position in the drive to have Caber admitted as an Olympic sport!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 6, 2006 anno domini

 

The Saint Andrew Society of  The Central Coast is about a lot more than fellowship and good times, although there are plenty of both. 

 

It celebrates and commemorates those things, Scots and Celtic which have brought us our freedoms since the Declaration of Arbroath Abbey.

 

We work with the Clans and organizations of the Scottish community in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo areas as well as in the Los Angeles area, Without  the active support of  the Clans , Scottish Societies, and the California Scottish, Celtic, and Caledonians  it would not have been possible to promote and support the design and adoption of the California State District tartan.

 

There are far bigger challenges on the horizon; removal of the United States entry duty on tartan, and a ratiocination of the formal method of tartan registry. Want to help us? Then, please join us, and enjoy the results in your pocketbook, as well as your hearts!

 

In addition, The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast  successfully undertook the conceptual origination, formation and establishment of the Seaside Highland Games  held in Ventura at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, now called Seaside Park.

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of The Saint Andrew Society of The Central Coast please click here and/or visit our Membership page.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Highland Regalia

 

            The First Annual Seaside Fashion Show

Celtic Festivals - Camarillo

Presentation of The California Tartan to The Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors by The Saint Andrew Society President, Helen Campbell

Clan Blair

 

Tartan Day 2003 in Ventura

Rev. Dr. Dale Morgan, The Societies Chaplain

 

The Chief, The President, Helen Campbell, the Treasurer, Marjorie Boyle, and Mr. Campbell, at the Annual Burns Dinner at the Montecito Country Club.

 

Piping The Haggis       The traditional Piping o'  The Haggis bu The US greatest Haggis Maker

 

Lord Lyon Chain of Office

The Chain of Office of The Lord Lyon, The Keeper of Arms

 

Costa Mesa Highland Games

Society Members active in Clans

Tom Anderson, Southern California Convener of Clan Anderson , d. 2004. Tom will be missed by all, his son, his friends, and his clansmen. He is an Anderson and will always be!

Tartan Day

 

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