(C) Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard, 2016 - P.O. Box 1895, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Mark Your Calendars!

Our Annual
​Tartan Day Celebration

Saturday, April 9th
1 PM to 3 PM
in the Community Room
​of the
New ​
Public Library

  ​​​​​​​​​Come to the celebration
​  and
discover our great new
​  Edgartown Library!
  ​There'll be something for
​everyone to enjoy including wonderful music, the sound of bagpipes, crafts for kids, and the Society's 4th annual
  ​Shortbread Contest!

Tartan Day is a National Holiday
​throughout Canada.

It was first declared in Nova Scotia
on April 6, 1989.
On December 19, 1991, in response
to action initiated by the
Clans & Scottish Societies of Canada,
the Ontario Legislature passed
a resolution proclaiming April 6th
as Tartan Day. America followed suit
on March 20, 1998, when Senate
​Resolution 155, proposed by

U.S. Senate Republican majority
leader Trent Lott, was passed
​unanimously. Tartan Day has

a special meaning to Martha's Vineyard
​and SSMV. Now Martha's Vineyard

has its own official Tartan in both
​and "Modern Colors"

Visit our Tartan store page and secure
​your own MV Tartan item before
​they're all gone. ​​Be proud of your
​heritage and show us your tartan on


The Passing of Robert MacKay,
​a Friend and Founding Member of the Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard. ​A Man For a' That!

Robert “Bob” MacKay of Vineyard Haven, one of the Society's founding members,  died on Feb. 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was 83. Bob had presented the "Address to a Haggis" for
​16 years at the SSMV annual Burns supper but he has been too ill to
​ continue with this honored, personal tradition.

​​In January, good friend Phil ​Dietterich
​asked Bob ​if he could make a video of Bob reciting that poem. He did it in just one take and it was presented at the Burns Nicht Supper on January, 24, 2016. It was just about a month before Bob passed away. Click the link at left and see the presentation after the piper stops playing. ​

Bagpiper 1
Bagpiper 2
Bagpiper 3
Bagpiper 4
Bagpiper 5
Tartan Day 2015-West Tisbury Library