SCOTTISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH - April

Scottish American Heritage Month - April

SCOTTISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

During the month of April, Scottish-American Heritage is recognized. From the first patriots, presidents, and industrialists, Scottish Americans contributed significantly to the establishment and development of the United States.

Scots and Scotch Irish were some of the first Europeans to settle in North America. They brought their culture, industriousness, and ability to overcome with them.

An estimated 20-25 million Americans claim Scottish descent today. Some notable Scotch Americans include:

  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • W. K. Kellogg
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Collin Powell
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Rachel Ray
  • Julia Roberts
  • Roberta Lawson

Among the 46 presidents who have led the United States, 35 of them claim Scottish heritage. Scottish Americans trace their lineage back to the Scottish Highlands in the north, the Midland Valley of the Central Lowlands, and the Southern Uplands. Some of them also claim Scotch-Irish descent. These immigrants settled in Ireland at the behest of the British government during the 17th century. Many would later emigrate from Ireland to the United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ScottishAmericanHeritageMonth

  • Learn more about the historical significance of Scottish-Americans and how they influenced the growth of a nation.
  • Explore Scottish American culture.
  • Immerse yourself in the traditions and heritage associated with Scottish-Americans.
  • Use #ScottishAmericanHeritageMonth to share on social media.

SCOTTISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH HISTORY

Also known as Scottish Heritage Month, the celebration is promoted by community groups in both the United States and Canada.