Founded in the year 1849, St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the oldest benevolent organization in the State of Michigan.

Our mission is to provide assistance to fellow Scots and to encourage the love of Scotland through its history, customs, music, literature and national games. 


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Our 172nd Highland Games were held Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th, 2021.

Our NEXT Annual Highland Games, the 173rd, will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th, 2022.
In 2020, for our 171st consecutive year, we held a Highland Games Picnic for our Members on Saturday, August 1st.

The Kilgour Scottish Centre is located in Troy, Michigan and is available for rentals to the public for your special event.

Traditional Yearly Events

  • Burns’ Night celebrates Robert Burns’ Birthday and is held in January.
  • Tartan Day is celebrated with a Cèilidh and is held in April.
  • Highland Games are held on the first Saturday in August, with a traditional Cèilidh on Friday night.
  • St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated in November or December with a St. Andrew’s Day Ball.