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COSCA Makes Headlines With International Clan Gatherings Report

COSCA is in the news again! Before you read The Herald Scotland article however, understand that it’s a wee bit of a mean spirited take on our International Clan Gatherings report. The Herald’s article misses the primary purpose of the working group, survey and final ICG report. The primary task was and is to look […]

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International Clan Gatherings Working Group: Final Report

COSCA is delighted to bring you the final report of the International Clan Gatherings Working Group appointed at the 2013 Scottish Clan & Family Caucus at Grandfather Mountain.  We encourage you to take a few moments and review this document.  Let us know what you think. We wish to express our sincerest thanks to the […]

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The Case For NO: “For all of its faults Great Britain is a force for good …” from Jamie Lord Sempill

For all of its faults, Great Britain, is a force for good, in a world which is becoming less orderly and a lot more dangerous. The history of the last 300 years shows the extraordinary contribution that Britain has made to the modern world. A contribution that includes the promotion of parliamentary democracy, the rule […]

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The Case For YES: “May you live in interesting times” from ScotClans’ Rodger Moffat

“May you live in interesting times” This phrase is supposedly translated from a Chinese curse. For ‘interesting’ read troubled and forever in turmoil. Scotland right this minute is an interesting place but its certainly no curse! I have been a keen observer of politics in Scotland for nearly 40 years; Growing up in the industrial […]

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Children of the Smoke: Painting Alban Ribbons

Possibly the most evasive task before the Council of Scottish Clans & Associations is that of painting the colorful unbroken ribbons of Scottish heritage that begin in Scotland, then flow across the water and eventually into to every nook and cranny across the globe. The ribbons signify several things.  They tell us that we have […]

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COSCA’s Most Excellent Trip To Scotland & Grandfather Mountain

For the best part of June and July this year, COSCA was at the forefront of both games of the biggest double header in recent Scottish American history:  Scotland’s Homecoming 2014 signature event Bannockburn Live! in Stirling, Scotland followed by the 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games back home in North Carolina.  Below is the […]

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Bannockburn 700 Update: Things are looking up!

Bannockburn Live Update: Things are looking up! In the wake of the reshuffling of the Bannockburn Live event, Scottish Clans have secured an exclusive dedicated day of celebration and commemoration on the Bannockburn Battlefield. For those of you who, like COSCA, are keeping a close eye on developments having to do with the Bannockburn Live celebration […]

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Lugless Will’s Wandering Scots Book Club Launches!

Fancy learning a bit about the history of Scots in America by reading outstanding historical fiction? The Council of Scottish Clans & Associations is delighted to launch the first ever online book club exploring the history of Scots in America:  Lugless Will’s Wandering Scots Book Club.  We will be joined by special guests for our […]

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U.S. National Mod, Ligonier Highland Games, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, September 21, 2013

The United States Mòd would like to extend a warm greeting to those clans who will be joining us in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on September 21, 2013. An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach, the Gaelic Society of America, visits the games at Ligonier each year, to participate in the celebration of our shared Scottish heritage, by holding its […]

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Clan Currie’s Harp Glen, Seaside Highland Games, Ventura, California Oct. 12 – 13, 2013

The Harp Glen, now in its second year at the Seaside Highland Games in Ventura, California, provides an opportunity for harpers of various skill levels to demonstrate the beautiful sounds of the clarsach or Celtic harp to a wide audience, many of whom have never been exposed to this quintessentially Scottish instrument. There will also be […]

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