Great News!  The Burns Supper is NOT cancelled and will now be held VIRTUALLY!   SASS is having a not-to-be-missed Virtual Burns Supper via Zoom for all our members and friends to attend ... please go to our Burns Supper page to learn more and check back after the New Year for more news on SASS’s first-ever virtual Burns Supper.  
Also, look out for a special issue of David Shaddock’s ‘The Saltire’ newsletter in early January which will feature an article about Scotland’s Classic Writers, including, of course, more on Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns.

Check ALBA:  There you will find a captivating narrative by Phyl Smith.  
Mary, Queen of Scots.  7 August 2020.

 Mission
The Saint Andrew Society of Sarasota (SASS) was formed in 1979 to provide social and cultural activities relating to Scottish heritage and to give emphasis to Sarasota's settlement by Scots (in 1885).  Our 501 c 3, St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund, Inc. (SASSF), since 1990, has given $137,000 in scholarships to 126 qualified college-bound high school seniors from 18 high schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and Lemon Bay in Charlotte County.
Vision
SASS sponsors and participates in area Scottish social and cultural events including:

Burn's Club lunch and poetry readings, held monthly (in season)
Annual Scottish Christmas Luncheon, held in December
Annual Robert Burn's Supper, held near the anniversary of the Scottish bards birth (25 January)
Scottish Highland Games
Annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans, held in conjunction with an area worship service
Annual Scholarship Luncheon, held March or April to recognize the scholarship winners

Through social and civic involvement, SASS enhances awareness of Sarasota's significant Scottish heritage, thereby attracting funding to our 501 c 3 St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund.  Working with area guidance counselors, and students we have provided financial support to 126 qualified high school seniors since 1990.

Burns Supper January 23, 2021, 
Highland Fling
November 20, 2020, POSTPONED
2021 Highland Games February 6, 2021
Make a Scholarship donation
Payable to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund
Mail to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 2592 Sarasota, FL 34230