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If you have an announcement for this area, please contact me at:  margaretfrost63@gmail.com


Make 2018 the year you visit your ancestral homeland as The Clan Home Association is holding its 2018 Gathering.
The main Gathering dates have been set for the weekend of 11th and 12th of August with events also during the preceding week and at the start of the following week. Lots of events, based around Wedderburn, Hume and Coldstream in the Scottish Borders, have been planned.

Membership of the Clan Home Association is 10 (sterling)
For full details of the Gathering and of the possibilities of staying at Wedderburn Castle, please visit the Gathering page on our website

We hope to see you there!


Ann Heflin's bread recipes.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Molasses-Oatmeal Bread

1 Cup each all purpose flour, rye flour, oatmeal

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup Dark molasses

1 1/4 cups buttermilk. (maybe a bit more)

1/2 cup (or more) walnuts


Pansize: about (sorry) 9"X 5"X 2" well greased, buttered or lined with baker's paper.


In a very large bowl combine the flours, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, walnuts & sugar.

In a small bowl mix the molasses and buttermilk, make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid ingredients. Blend, but Do Not beat.

Pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with a little bit of flour and gently level the batter.


Bake for about an hour. This bread is better if it can sit for a day.


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.


Dry Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups flour (white)

2/3 cup sugar (white)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

Liquid Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, room temp. lightly beaten.

4 Tbsp. melted butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare in a smaller bowl; melt butter, beat in eggs, add buttermilk, vanilla and mix together.


Put dry ingredients (above) in big bowl. Mix together with whisk. Make a

well in the center. Pour in the liquid ingredients. Gently mix the ingredients until well blended. (Rubber spatula works.)


Pan size; 1 loaf pan or a 10 1/2" X 7"X 2" pan. Grease and flours the pan generously. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes.


Ann added 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds. She suggests that you could add raisins, dates or change the type of flour. Try to wait until the bread is cooled to cut. Enjoy.


A great big hearty THANK YOU to Louisa Clark Braten* of Buffalo,Wyoming, who donated the Minutes of the Akron Burns Society to our group.  We have been looking them over and they are absolutely fascinating.  A real peek into life back into the 1920's.  They are now available for anyone interested to read in the Special Collections department at the Akron Public Library. 
*Louisa's mother, Jean Risk Morton Clark was once secretary of the above group and left them to Louisa for safe keeping. 

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News & Views about Sas'y members, friends, and activities.

Arifa Farooq of BBC Scotland is currently working on a program looking at the prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis amongst Scots and those of Scottish descent. From research it shows that Scots seem to have a predisposition to this unfortunate disease. If you or a family member have or has had this disease and have Scottish ancestry, please contact Arifa at:  arifa.farooq@bbc.co.uk

Bob Morehead, Convener of Clan Muirhead here in Ohio, recently was awarded the Order of the Saltire by the Muirhead Clan Society.  It is his clan's highest honor and this is the second time he has been chosen for this honor.  He received oak leaf clusters to wear on his medal.. 

Gaelic Classes.  Frances Acar teaches Gaelic culture, language, and son.  She is  is also teaching Gaelic classes and is especially interested in beginners who might like to learn enough to participate in a "Mod" (contest). It is very important to keep the language and the traditions alive, folks.  If you are interested,  For more information, contact Frances by e-mail at:  frances.acar@gmail.com

In order to painlessly raise money for our account we have established an automatic rebate line with the Scottish Lion.  Why not choose a gift from their wide selection? You can see their offerings online at:  www.scottishlion.com    Enter our account number:  SS994 to have a portion credited back to us.

If you have anything you want to advertise, please let me know and we will include it here. 

Scottish Stuff on the Media
A special radio broadcast that might be of interest -  Joe Nichols & Kevin McGinty's program on the British Isles airs at WCPN 90.3 FM Sunday afternoons at 6:00.


Traditional Scottish or just dancing with your partner to familiar, well-loved tunes, contact the following:

Pepper Pike, Ohio
The Clansmen II

(216) 765-1064


Featuring items from the UK & Ireland
5633 Pearl Road
Parma, Ohio 44129

Mon-Sat - 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sundays

J & C Entertainment

James Morehead, Manager.  Specializing in Live Entertainment.  Bands, DJ's & Karaoke, Sound Mixing and lighting.  Phone: 330-608-5826 or                                      email: jmoreh6318@msn.com