(C) Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard, 2014 - P.O. Box 1895, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Tartan Day 2014
Oak Bluffs Library
Meeting Room​
Saturday, April 5
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM​​


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In the Senate of the United States of America - March 20, 1998
Whereas
April 6 has a special significance for all Americans and especially those Americans of Scottish descent because the Declaration of Arboath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 1320 and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on that inspirational document;
Whereas
this resolution honors the major role that Scottish Americans played in the founding of this Nation, such as the fact that almost half the signers of the Declaration of Independence were                 
of Scottish descent, the Governors of 9 of the original 13 States were of Scottish Ancestry, Scottish Americans successfully helped shape this county in its formative years and guide this Nation thorough its most troubled times;
Whereas
this resolution recognizes the monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Scottish Americans that has led to America's preeminent in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government, politics, economic, architecture, literature, media and visual and performing arts'

Whereas
this resolution commends the more than 200 organizations throughout the United States that honor Scottish heritage, tradition, and culture, representing the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Scottish decent, residing in every state, who have made the observation of Tartan Day on April 6 a success; and

Whereas
these numerous individuals, clans, societies, clubs, and fraternal organizations do not let the great contributions of the Scottish people go unnoticed: Now therefore be it​​

Resolved
That the Senate designates April 6 of each year as"National Tartan Day​​"
The Declaration of Arbroath 1320
Click Here to read the translation of this document compiled by Alan Borthwick, June 2005​
Click here for MVTV Video of 2012 Tartan Day  
http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01564&video=56763
2nd Annual
​Shortbread Challenge!
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Dig out your favorite recipe, or create a new one and bring it with you.
Store-bought shortbreads will be in a class of their own...
For judging sake, kindly have a batch of bite-size for sampling.
Winner Gets  Bragging
​Rights for the Year!

NOTE!
The New MV
District Tartan
​Store

​​​​​​will open during our
​celebration..


​There's new stock
​of ties,
​bowties,
​flashers,
​scarves,
​caps, tams,
​stoles,
​& sashes... 
All are
​gor-geous!

Good News!
We a also
have ​​lengths
of ​​fabric
available​ in ​
​both the
"modern" and
"ancient" hues​.






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