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“Affiliated to the Federated Caledonian Society of Southern Africa”

 St Andrews Scottish Society, Herbert Park Bowling Club,

          71 Turf Club Street Turffontein.            

(A Cultural Scottish Society, Not for gain)


February 2020

Dear Fellow Caledonians and friends,

Sad news first Alex Thomson Past Chief of Southern Johannesburg Caledonian Society 1982-1983 passed to higher service on the 4th of February, Alex was a great Caledonian organiser and was greatly involved in The Royal Scottish Gatherings and Sothern’s Gatherings. The Memorial Service will be on Wednesday at 11am at St Stephens Church, Verona St JHB South. RIP Alex.

Our next function is Valentines on 15th February 6.30pm this function we are participating with Herbert Park as agreed at our AGM the Non-Traditional Functions we would join together instead of duplicating. So Put on your dancing shoes for our Valentine dinner and dance, Dance to the Music of the 60’s and 70’s. Dress Code Red/Pink and white. Only R80.00 per Person. All sections Welcome to attend and bring Friends. Bookings 011 683 7902 or Buy from Bar. Please Book to assist with Catering quantities.

I have 8 tickets 2 for me and Mark 6 spare and we can get more Come and support your Club Phone me on 0845175454 to book for St Andrews Table.

Our Burns Night on 1st Feb was a great success It was great to see some people we hadn’t seen for a long time come and join in, we also have an Honorary Dancer, Lara who was happy to accept the position. We welcomed Lara and Partner along With Chieftain Mike and Annie to the Top Table. The Band really did us proud, No longer had we to listen to Old recordings of “The Star O” Rabbie Burns, The Band played while we sang, a bit more up tempo, and we even had a few Dances, Consort Mark Thanked the Artists, With that cheeky smile and the comments that Auntie Jean mad him do it, his Dad wrote the speech (that he turned around anyway. It was a great end to the Formalities. The Pics can be viewed on Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Scottish-Society-Johannesburg-111579715577118/ thanks to David Johnson for the Pics and Wayne White for the Video also on the same link. Truly a great night. Thanks to all our small committee for participating and Helping. Carman for the Catering and anyone I omitted.

Our next Traditional Function will be “Welcoming the Federation Chief to the Highland Province”  Saturday 2nd May Top Hall Herbert Park 6.30 for 7pm Sharp (please so we can start on time as people start to drift away around 10 pm.)

Birthdays recently celebrated Audrey McDonald and Glenys Kelly.

Patricia Lane has gone for a Knee Op. We wish her a speedy recovery.

 If you want your newsletter send to your WhatsApp I need someone to create a group. 


Tommy Soutar (Chief)


The usual Functions we have for St Patricks Night and, Easter will still be held, we will join with Herbert Park, it is quite senseless duplicating on the same premises.