(C) Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard, 2016 - P.O. Box 1895, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Mark Your Calendars!
Tartan Day Celebration
Saturday, April 9th
1 PM to 3 PM
in the Community Room
Edgartown Public Library
Come to the celebration
and discover our great new
There'll be something for
everyone to enjoy including wonderful music, the sound of bagpipes, crafts for kids, and the Society's 4th annual
Tartan Day is a National Holiday
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"Ancient"
and "Modern Colors"
VISIT OUT TARTAN STORE
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.
Tartan Day 2015-West Tisbury Library