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We promote and preserve Scottish heritage, language, and cultural traditions through education and social events held in Kern County.

We promote and preserve Scottish heritage, language, and cultural traditions through education and social events held in Kern County.

WELCOME TO

THE KERN COUNTY
SCOTTISH SOCIETY

Preserving Scottish heritage, language, and cultural traditions 

through education and social events 

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Educational Organization

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LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

The Kern County Scottish Society hosts

The High Games and Gatherings.

This year they will be held at

The Kern County Fairgrounds on April 20-21st, 2024.

Vendor/Volunteer/Sponsor & Clan forms are now available here

What are the Highland Games?

Highland games are one of Scotland’s and most treasured traditions and are featured right here in Bakersfield!

Along with the heavy events like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. there are bagpipes, traditional Celtic dancing and music, crafts, clans and a couple of new events we are sure to thrill you!  Not to mention tasty (blasta ”tasty” in Gaelic) food, great merchandise and memorabilia!

 

Stop over to the KCSS booth to say hi, learn a wee bit of Gaelic and get information

regarding our Society and how to become a member!

You do not have to be Scottish to become a member, just have a passion for all things Scottish.

Members are invited to special events and meetings, lots of fun for all involved!

OTHER EVENTS

February 17th, 2024

The Scottish Gaelic Learning Circle was a big success!

Participants learned basis greetings and responses.

All were eager to learn this beautiful language and had fun doing so!

If you wish to learn Gaelic and want to join our group, please send us an email

February 24th, 2024

Our first General Meeting since Covid!

Please contact us for details-members only.

WE ARE GROWING! 

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS TO THE GROUP!

Annie V

Jason M

Sophia F

Lori M

Sherry J

Leroy B

Stephanie P

Nancy Y

Jeff Hayne

Consider becoming a member and join in the fun.

You do not have to be Scottish to join!

We are always looking for volunteers!

 

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Check this site often, you'll never know what you'll find!

NEW WEBSITE: NEW LOGO: NEW FEATURES!

You may have noticed a new look to our website and logo. Created by some of our Board Members, as well as help from an outside source. We believe both give us a modern look; bold and strong!

We also adding some new sections to our web site:

A SCOTTISH PAGE, a COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

I am sure you will find them both educational & informative. 

Scroll down to read about our events an announcements!

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ABOUT US - The Kern County Scottish Society was Established in 1971.

In 1998 the Society became a non-profit, educational corporation, preserving the Scottish culture through education & events for future generations!

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