St. Andrew’s Society of SW Florida, Inc. is the result of informal
gatherings of a few hearty Scots during the early 1990s. The Society
was incorporated in the state of Florida as a nonprofit corporation
on April 24, 1998.
The purpose of the Society is
- To preserve and promote Scottish heritage, culture, literature,
its visual and performing arts.
- To educate the public and the membership regarding the history and
culture of Scotland by promoting programs and events for these
A variety of programs are presented covering such diverse subjects
- Scotland’s geography
- Clans, tartans and Scottish country dances
- Scotland’s contribution to the world and its geo-political
- Musical components with Scottish songs, Scots’ singers and the
popular bagpipe and drum band
With the support of several local churches the Society members have
annually provided as many as seven “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans”.
Approximately 1500 or more worshipers enjoy this symbolic, colorful
and moving event highlighted by an impressive forty or more tartan
banners and bagpipe band.
All functions are open to members, their families and guests.
Two long standing traditions have been the St. Andrew’s Ball held
late in the fall, and the year’s high point, the Robert Burns’
Supper coinciding with the anniversary birthday of the poet, on
January 25, 1759.
A kilted Golf and Croquet Outing, the Highland Games motor coach
trip, as well as the occasional Scot’s concerts at the Naples
Philharmonic, are activities enjoyed by members and guests.
Anticipated special events include a Tartan Day celebration in April.
The Officers and Board of Directors are elected at the annual
meeting of the Society, held in November. Persons eligible to hold
office are required to be active members in good standing.
Currently, membership is approximately two hundred enthusiastic
Scots, including spouses.
Membership is open to any person twenty-one years of age or older
who is either of Scottish birth or descent or who is interested in
the history, customs and culture of Scotland.