September 9, 2015

History of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation


The Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation was renamed in July 2015. Formerly the Dunedin Highland Games & Festival Committee, we are a group of volunteers and supporters, dedicated to preserving the Scottish culture of the City of Dunedin. Dunedin was founded in 1899 by Scotsmen, and our heritage runs deep. Many streets in our City have Scottish names such as “Brae Moor” and housing areas called “Loch Lomond”; the City Library has a section on Scottish books with a bronze bust of famous Scots poet Robert Burns; the City has a Scottish American Society; and you can walk downtown next to someone wearing a kilt! Dunedin also celebrated its 50th Sister City Anniversary in 2014 with Stirling, Scotland.

The Dunedin Highland Games & Festival Committee became an established corporation under the laws of the State of Florida filed on 10/29/1975.  A Change of Name was filed with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations on July 1, 2015 to our current name, the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation.
We are a 501c3 organization.

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