Chester Caledonian Association
Welcome to the Chester Caledonian Association. Founded in 1884, it is one of the oldest Scottish societies in England
We are open to everyone. Our members live in the Chester area and are of Scottish descent or enjoy an interest in Scotland and its culture. Together with our fellow Cestrians, we celebrate Scottish traditions on appropriate occasions throughout the year.
These events are very sociable and consolidate the fellowship and good company which underpin our Association, as well as generating funds for the benefit of Scottish and local charities.
If you would like to share your interests through our programme of social events then please join us.
To maintain and foster Scottish traditions and culture in the Chester area.
To provide opportunities and organise social events which promote interest in the language, literature and music of Scotland, and all the best elements of good fellowship.
To support charitable organisations which seek to preserve and promote Scottish culture and which provide help to the needy in both Scotland and in Chester and district.
Charities we support
For many years, we have raised funds through our activities and events, which have benefited a number of charities, both locally and Scotland based.
In 2020, we allocated £1500 to the following charities:
National Autistic Society - helping the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families. Running specialist schools, campaigning for improved rights and training companies on being more autism friendly (President's choice).
Scottish War Blinded - gives free support to ex-service men and women, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.
Erskine Care Homes - Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses.
Claire House Children’s Hospice - helps seriously- and terminally-ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
North West Cancer Research - independent research charity fighting the toughest cancers in North West England\North Wales
Scottish Association of Mental Health - they work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others to influence positive social change.