The Kern County Scottish Society was established in July 1971. The KERN COUNTY SCOTTISH SOCIETY is a non-profit organization formed to promote the rich Scottish heritage and cultural traditions in Kern County.
Some of these traditions include: The Highland Games and Gathering (including the Ceilidh), The Celtic Music Festival, Highland and Scottish Country Dancing, Genealogy, Piping and Drumming, Tartans, Highland Dress, High Tea, Robbie Burns' Supper, Gaelic, the native language of the Highland and Islands.
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You don't have to be Scottish to join the Society; all that is asked of you is to share an interest in things Scottish. The Society was formed to promote Scottish heritage and cultural traditions in Kern County, and gather for social functions.
The Kern County Scottish Society is a member of the Arts Council of Kern and the Tehachapi Arts Coalition.
THE EVENTS include:
*THE Robert Burns Night (Jan.)
*THE Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival (Oct)
*THE Kirkin' o' the Tartan (Nov)
*THE Annual Christmas Party
KERN SCOTTISH SOCIETY HISTORY
In 1998, the Society became a non-profit, educational corporation.
If you are interested in joining the Kern County Scottish Society Inc, or just finding out more about it, you are invited to attend any of our general meetings.
The General Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Each meeting brings something new for our members, from Scottish Trivia Night, Celtic Karaoke, Movie Screenings, Kilted Bowling, Scottish Clan History, and much more.
You can also call KCSS at 661-865-8890
or email for more information.
Your membership enables us to educate the community with numerous events throughout the year.
In addition, you will receive our monthly newsletter, advance notice of upcoming events, and the opportunity to ensure that our rich Scottish heritage is continued for generations to come.
Family Membership $50
Pay on-line using your Pay Pal account
(Note: you will also need to make sure to complete and send us the new/updated membership form).
Individual Membership $35
Scottish & Celtic Websites and Friends of the Kern County Scottish Society