The Heather and Thistle Society was founded in 1953 by Scots living in Houston who wished to "cultivate an interest in and fond recollections of Scotland, its history and traditions, its literature and ideals, its minstrelsy and song, its customs and amusements; and to provide opportunities for good fellowship and social contact through typically Scottish functions, so that the blessing of our Scottish culture may never die in our new homeland".
The Heather and Thistle Society meets on the at 7:30pm on the fourth (4th) Monday of each month, September thru June. We meet in the Auditorium of St. Thomas Episcopal School, 4900 Jackwood St, Houston, Texas 77096. Programs include music, singing, dancing, lively lectures, slide shows and movies about Scotland. The Heather and Thistle Society puts on the annual Robert Burnís Supper and Ball in late January of each year. We are an organization that promotes our Scottish heritage in various ways.
Please enjoy the pages of our website! We want you to get a feel of our organization and our Scottish heritage. Read our Newsletters! We invite you to come visit one of our meetings! You will have a intellectual and entertaining time!
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