Our Story

The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis was founded on April 25th, 1973 by ten charter members. For the past two hundred years, organizations billed as St. Andrew societies were aid groups meant to support Scottish immigrants settling around the globe. They provided temporary homes, financial relief, and a multitude of other service. Over time the groups evolved and became educational organizations filled with second and third generation Scottish descendants preserving their heritage. The ten charter members of the St. Louis organization came together with the goal of sharing their knowledge and preserving their cultural heritage for the entire community to enjoy. As part of its goals, the society was established to promote Scottish history, heritage, and patriotism, for educational, cultural, and charitable causes. Wherever Scots roam, we offer everyone our hospitality and fellowship with a shared heritage and love of Scotland. 

Charter Members

                                                         William A. Stirrat                    President

                                                         William E. Sandbach              First Vice President

                                                         John A. Calhoun                     Second Vice President

                                                        Hazel Craig                             Third Vice President

                                                        Frances Stirrat                       Recording Secretary

                                                       Thomas J.B. Brennan            Corresponding Secretary

                                                       George Korte, Sr.                   Financial Secretary

                                                       Robert Murray                        Attorney

                                                       Rev. Thom Hunter                 Chaplain

                                                       Agnes Stirrat                          Historian

For over 40 years, the Society has sponsored educational and entertainment events and organizations in the St. Louis region and continues to do so into the 21st century. We have embarked on new projects and endeavors, while keeping our heritage alive and Scottish roots strong. 

We encourage all our members to learn about Scotland, their ancestry, and share such knowledge with other Scottish-Americans. If there’s something you’d like to see the society accomplish, sponsor, or just want to learn more, visit our Contact page and send us a message! 

Burns Dinner, 2017



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