Message from the President
Welcome to ClanRossAmerica!
ClanRossAmerica (CRA) is celebrating more than 40 years as a charitable and educational non-profit organization whose goals include support for cultural heritage sites in Ross-shire, Scotland, and scholarships for CRA members who participate in highland sport, historical and cultural events, including dance, music, athletics, piping, and genealogical and historical research.
We all learn more about our Scottish heritage through our newsletters and website, and the links they provide to further news, learning and event announcements. And along the way, we have fun at the Games, renewing friendships and having a good time, wearing national dress or Ross tartan clothes and accessories in everyday life, enjoying classical Scottishand Celtic Rock music and the dozens of activities at the Games. We are most visible at Highland Games and Celtic Festivals at around 40 events across the country each year - everybody in America celebrates THEIR heritage - come join us in learning about, and celebrating our Scottish Heritage!
As a group, we share out highland heritage with reports from Ross-shire and other Clan areas, including with pictures and videos of our Clan lands and setting, and historic local buildings and landmarks, for those who can’t travel there in person. As an “electronic clan”, we share our identity, and sense of belonging to an extended family (the original meaning of “clan”) online.
ClanRossAmerica's most important work is supporting and preserving Clan-related historical artifacts and buildings in Scotland, and building for the future by sharing our heritage through scholarships to members and children of members. Explore our website at www.clanross.org
for info about these programs and grants and news of Scotland and the clans, and current events in the clan “homeland”.
CRA is a 501c3 non-profit. Your membership donation should be tax deductible.
Renew or Join us now for help with your family genealogy, to support our Scottish cultural heritage Ross institutions, or to begin to learn more about who you are and where you come from as part of the “Big Ross Family”
Thank you for your interest, and we welcome your participation.
With best regards,
(Dr.) Michael W. Ross