The Caledonian Club was formed to promote Scottish Heritage in western Florida and to provide a social venue for anyone with Scottish Heritage or is interested in things Scottish

The Rededication of the Statuary

The Rededication of the Statuary By Nancy Tidrick | Published | Edit (Or Where Did Those Stones Come From?) In 1985 The City of Glasgow presented The City of Sarasota a gift to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Scottish settler’s arrival in Sarasota Bay and their subsequent building of a permanent settlement. The gift […]

Scottish Social Clubs

 SCOTTISH SOCIAL CLUBS Our Scottish Social Club, THE CALEDONIAN CLUB OF FLORIDA WEST,  is located in Sarasota, Florida SARASOTA’S SCOTTISH HISTORY The Caledonian Club of Florida West, a local Scottish Social Club has been involved in preserving Sarasota’s historical link  to Scotland.  Sarasota settled was settled  by a group of hearty Scots in 1885.  Our […]

What is Tartan Day?

Tartan Day – A special holiday  for All Scots Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, […]

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors In Scotland

What do I do once I am ready to search for my ancestors in Scotland? Finding your Scottish Ancestors in Scotland is fun and exciting.   There is something very special and moving when you begin to find your Scottish Roots.  The “Scotland’s People” website is a big help and a good place to begin. “Scotland”s People” is owned […]

How do I Find my Scottish Ancestors?

Scottish Genealogy How do I Begin Tracing  Scottish Ancestors Who Have Moved from Scotland to other Former British Colonies? For those of you who would like to learn more about your Scottish ancestors. After tracing three lines of Scottish ancestors over the last ten years, I thought I would share some tips I have learned […]

Robert Burns and the Legacy of the Burns Night Supper

LEGACY OF BURNS NIGHT SUPPERS This coming Sunday, January 25th is the birth date of Scotland’s famous and beloved poet Robert “Rabbie” Burns.  He was a Scottish poet and lyricist and is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, a light Scots dialect and Standard […]

Scottish Christmas and Hogmanny

Scottish Christmas With all of us in the middle of our own holiday preparations, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how our ancient Scottish ancestors  celebrated the season. And, for your enjoyment one of my favorite carols!  Christmas and New Year were equally welcomed by the Scots before the Reformation […]

Caledonian Club Tartans

Caledonian Club Tartans As promised I have begun publishing information, histories and other tidbits relating to the over 50 tartans owned by the CALEDONIAN CLUB OF FLORIDA WEST. The first two tartans were also included in the newsletter and will be repeated here before continuing until all the tartans have been presented SARASOTA/DUMFERMLINE TARTAN Some […]

Caledonian Tartans

THE CALEDONIAN CLUB OF FLORIDA WEST owns  fifty plus Scottish Tartans.   This thread will will introduced everyone to our collection and share a bit of tartan and clan history.  The thread will continue until we have featured all of our much beloved tartan collection The first two were also published in the newsletter and […]

Caledonians Co-Sponsor Sheep Herder

The Caledonian Club of Florida West Co-Sponsors Sheep Herding Demonstrations at the Recent Sarasota Highland Games The Sarasota Highland Games have been put to bed for another year and the Scottish Heritage Society should be proud of their accomplishment.  The weather was beautiful, the attendance was good and the many participants provided great entertainment and […]