Caledonian Club of Florida West, a Scottish social club

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Who we are:

Royal banner of Scotland, frequently used by Scottish Social Clups

Hello, we’re glad you found us on the internet.  The Caledonian Club of Florida West is a Scottish oriented social club located in the Sarasota, Fl area.  Members of our club are from all over but primarily from the southwest of Florida.  We hold and participate in many activities and venues throughout the year in Sarasota, Fl area.

Please look around our website to get an idea of who we are and what we do.   If you are already a member, you can login to access all the content on this site.  Membership in our club is open to anyone interested in Scottish oriented activities.  You can get a great look at us by reading our Thistle newsletters. To join with us you can purchase an online membership here.

The Club contributes greatly to Sarasota County by providing our unique collection of tartans at a variety of functions. Our charitable Foundation contributes funds for the preservation of our community’s Scottish Heritage.

If you’re interested in things Scottish, the preservation of Sarasota’s Scottish heritage and good fun, we look forward to you joining us.   Feel free to contact us directly anytime for additional information.

Scottish Things we do:

Flag of Scotland

Our membership is open to anyone. We have events from frugal night where we display our inherent frugality to our Thistle ball, our formal event of the year.  The club participates in Memorial Day services in Arcadia, Piper in the Park, social gatherings at local restaurants and many other activities through the year.

We also provide many volunteers to the Scottish Heritage Society’s annual Highland games and cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee).  The cèilidh is a party with food, celtic music, games and fun.  The Highland Games provide opportunities to compete or watch Sheepdogs, pipe bands, caber toss and other games of strength.

Piper in the Park is back!

Piper in the Park starts Sunday, January 7, 2018 and every sunday through April.  The Piper will be there before sundown and play several tunes.  At sundown the Piper will play Amazing Grace.  This is a great opportunity to introduce Sarasota residents and visitors to our strong Scottish Heritage and the Caledonian Club of Florida West.  Please com out and support this newest Scottish Tradition in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.  Meet you at the Fountain! 

Check out our Calendar here

Thistle Newsletters

These PDF newsletters contain event data and interesting articles related to The Caledonian Club of Florida West.