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


Online traditional tailored kilt training launch, Askival of Strathearn Kilt College.

The kilt is an important part of Scottish Heritage and preserving the craft of kiltmaking is something that all Scots would be supportive of. If more people from around the world learn the craft of the traditional tailored kiltmaking, then we can ensure that this precious
knowledge will be passed on to future generations.

That's why the Askival of Strathearn Kilt College has created a 100% online course that guides aspiring kiltmakers of all experience levels to access the highest quality of instructions and support on making a kilt in the comfort of their homes.

I know that members of Scottish American Society endeavour to preserve and promote Scottish culture and tradition in Ohio, so thought that your community might be interested in knowing about the on line training forthe traditional tailored kilt.

Please pass the link below to all your members who may be interested in the Kilt College on line course and joining our April 2020 intake. The closing date for enrollment is 21 March 2020.


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. 

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