About Us

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The Saint Andrew Society of Sarasota (SASS) was formed in 1979 to provide social and cultural activities relating to Scottish heritage and to give emphasis to Sarasota's settlement by Scots (in 1885). Our 501 c 3, St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund, Inc. (SASSF), since 1990, has given $152,000 in scholarships to 141 qualified college-bound high school seniors from 18 high schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and Lemon Bay in Charlotte County.


SASS sponsors and participates in area Scottish social and cultural events including:

  • Burn's Poetry Club lunch and poetry readings, held monthly (in season)

  • Annual Scottish Christmas Luncheon, held in December

  • Annual Robert Burn's Supper, held in January

  • Scottish Highland Games

  • Annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans, held in conjunction with an area worship service

  • Annual Scholarship Luncheon, held in April to recognize the scholarship winners

Through social and civic involvement, SASS enhances awareness of Sarasota's significant Scottish heritage, thereby attracting funding to our 501 c 3 St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund.

Highland Fling - 2022

2019 Highland Games Photos

Kirkin' O' the Tartans at Church of the Palms 2019

Make a Scholarship donation

Payable to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund

Mail to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 2592 Sarasota, FL 34230


2022 Kirkin' O' the Tartans