The Tennessee Valley Scottish Society (TVSS) is dedicated to furthering the interest in all things Scottish through educational and recreational activities. TVSS presents several activities throughout the year to introduce the Tennessee Valley and surrounding area to Scottish traditions. These activties include the Scottish Festival, St. Andrew's Dinner, and Burn's Night dinner.
If you are interested in joining the Tennessee Valley Scottish Society, please click on the "Join TVSS" link at the top of this page.
The Tennessee Valley Scottish Society was established in 1986 to promote and preserve Scottish culture and heritage by providing the residents of the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas with an opportunity to experience the music, dance, dress, athletics and history of Scotland.
Formed by a small group of friends who met to celebrate "Hogmanny" (the Scottish New Year celebration), the organization grew rapidly. Within a year TVSS had grown to over fifty members, and today is going strong with a membership of over 200.
TVSS is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt educational organization, governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership at large, and an Executive Committee elected from within the Board of Directors.
TVSS has been the starting point for three other organizations within the Scottish family of activities: The Glen Astar Pipes & Drums, The Tennessee Valley Highland Dancers, and The Tennessee Valley Scottish Country Dancers. Each of these organizations, while a separate entity in and of its own right, had its beginnings within the membership of the Tennessee Valley Scottish Society.
TVSS coordinates with local service and social organizations, schools, the City, County, and Chamber of Commerce to provide Scottish Activities and entertainment for events in this area. Through our "Scottish Ambassadors" group, TVSS provides speakers, dancers and bagpipers, in a variety of attire to explain Scottish history, culture and activities.