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Desert Highlander

The Desert Highlander
Newsletter for

NOVEMBER 2022
is now on-line

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Newsletter Editor
Iain Lundy



Visit our Membership Page
to Join or Renew

We have reset the membership year to start with the annual Scottish Games.



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The Caledonian Society
of Arizona

P.O. Box 50092
Phoenix, AZ 85076


December Gathering

December 17, 2022, Christmas Social and Food Drive - 3 PM to 6 PM

Join fellow Society members and guests at Lochiel Brewing in Mesa for an afternoon of fun, music, and cheer.

St. Mary's Food Bank Bring a non-perishable food item donation for the St. Mary’s Food Bank and receive a raffle basket ticket for your food donation (drawing at 6 PM). Currently St. Mary’s Food Bank is in dire need of canned vegetables and peanut butter.

Wear your best ugly Christmas sweater for the Lochiel staff to pick out a winner. Remember a sweater and kilt just go together naturally this time of year. There might even be extra points for those wearing kilts.

The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band will have a piper on hand to provide us with a mix of Scottish and festive music on the pipes.

Lochiel Brewing’s Ian Cameron, our host, will have his best selections of beers available from using the same manufacturing process as the old time Scottish distilleries and breweries. Ian will also have his Scotch ale bottled and ready for you to take home or purchase as a gift for a loved one.

Lochiel Brewing Location: Lochiel Brewing,
              7143 E. Southern Ave. Suite 131
              Mesa AZ

Call/Text: (480) 666-0915

Date: Saturday December 17, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM through 6:00 PM

Note: Lochiel Brewing does not serve food,
         light snacks will be provided.



Phoenix Scottish Games

Plan to attend at Gilbert Regional Park, March 3-5, 2023
Tickets now available - Click here
2023 Games poster

Society Membership

Membership News

Please join or renew your Membership now
under our special 2022-2024 offer.


  • $45 Individual - for 16 months through February 2024
  • $65 Family -- for 16 months through February 2024
    Or
  • $10 Individual - for 4 months through February 2023
  • $17 Family -- for 4 months through February 2023

Family membership cover all persons at the same address.

We have re-aligned our membership year to coincide with the annual Phoenix Scottish Games, thus March 1st through February 28th.

Enjoy the many Membership Benefits:

  • free admission to most CSA Gatherings - now returning!
  • help preserve Scottish culture in the Valley
  • fun & camaraderie with fellow Scots (multi-generational)
  • free monthly Desert Highlander newsletter
  • volunteer opportunities galore!

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AT THE MEMBERSHIP SITE




Support our Vendors

In support of our vendors in these difficult times, we recommend that you continue to shop with them online if you can since they cannot attend any events for who knows how long. Tell them that you are a member of the Caledonian Society of Arizona and see what special treatment they may have in store for you.

Please confirm any listed discounts, which may have ecpired since we have had this posting since Spring 2021

Kilt Rental USA - high-quality authentic formal kilt rental services

Four Peaks Brewing - Order from the takeout/delivery menu.

Celtic Jackalope - Celtic Art, Shirts, Badges, Jewelry, Banners, custom work

Ring Weaver Chains - Chains, bracelets, purses

Copper and Fire Jewelry - Copper Wire, Sterling Silver and Designer Jewelry
   10% discount to CSA members

Crafty Celts - Torcs, Earrings, Pendants, Brooches, Pins, Hair itens: more

Clan Inebriated - Promoting Scottish / Irish Heriage, merchandise

Celtic Raven Studio - Mugs, ornaments
   Coupon "PHXGAMES" for 10% discount

Celtic Cure - All natural ointments, balms, lotions, and holistic products

Irish Charm - Handcrafted Celtic design sterling silver jewelry

St. Croix Weaving - Handwoven tartan creations - apparel, table linens

Sean's Celtic Creations - Original Celtic jewelry, California tartan items

Zarpara Vineyard - An Arizona Farm Winery - 7 grape varieties
   Hand-delivered wine to SE Arizona, & Willcox/Tucson/Phoenix corridor
   Enter SCOTWINE for 10% discount, free shipping until 4/30 (then too hot)



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