The Scottish Cultural Society of St. Petersburg participates in SPIFFS 47th Annual Folk Fair. (see page 2)
At the November 17 meeting of the SCS there was not a quorum present, but there was support for slate of officers for 2023 including April Gayle for President; Lisa Godfrey for Vice President; and Bill Parsons for Secretary/Treasurer.
This slate of officers was presented to the membership on November 25, and the following results (including proxy votes) were confirmed: by a vote of 6 yes, 0 no, and 4 abstaining or unreachable, the slate of officers was approved.
April Gayle is a long-time member and friend of SCS and is a leader of the Dunedin Scottish Dancers.
Burns and Marshak
The first meeting of the Scottish Cultural Society was a discussion of the poetry of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet, and his popularity in Russia through the translations of the Russian poet Samuil Marshak. Professor Bill Parsons discussed the relationships between Burns and Marshak on September 17, 2022, at the Russian American Club in Gulfport, and selections of Burns' poetry were read in English and Russian by members and friends of the Scottish Cultural Society and the Russian American Club. Those in attendance were also treated to Scottish music associated with Burns, and Scottish and Russian refreshments.