Mother Lode Scots: What We're About

Our Origins

Mother Lode Scots came into being in 1979 when a small group wanting to provide an association for Scots and descendents of Scots who have been migrating from Scotland to the U.S. for the past 300 years.

What We Do

Mother Lode Scots, like their counterparts the world over, enjoy participating in Scottish celebrations, where they have an opportunity to wear the kilt or family tartans and proudly display their heritage. Some of these celebrations are true Scottish traditions such as the annual Burns Supper. A celebration in honor of Robert Burns the national poet of Scotland. In grand style and tradition with bagpipes, reading of his poetry, singing of his songs and a traditional meal. And, one cannot forget the haggis during this display of pomp and frivolity.

We also celebrate the Kirkin o' the Tartan, which is the blessing of the tartan held annually, fairly close to Easter. In addition we have our annual Candle Light Christmas Walk, held early December to bring in the advent season.

During our meetings we usually have an educational component. This could be anything from learning Scottish Country Dance, to learning Gaelic, to history, to cooking along with many other topics. By teaching others Scottish customs and culture we hope to preserve those customs and culture.

Where Are We

Mother Lode Scots of Amador County is located in the Gold Rush/Mother Lode area of Northern California. During the Highland Game season our meetings are held at the various games on Saturday afternoon at 2:00p.m. at the Clan Tent. When the season is over we meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Jackson Senior Center located at:

229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, California
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(209) 304-3821