Who we are:

The United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma (USCO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of individuals who, Scottish or not, love Scottish culture and strive to share that love with others in the state of Oklahoma. USCO brings together those interested in Celtic music, athletics, dance, ancestral research, and much more to celebrate the unique heritage of Scotland.

Throughout the year, we host a wide variety of events, including the Oklahoma Highland Gathering (previously known as the Iron Thistle Scottish Festival), Burns Night, community events and ceilidhs (kay-lee, Gaelic for party). We’re always doing something, so follow along with us on social media or become a member today!

 

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Where We Came From

United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma (USCO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Jerrel Murray and a small group of Scottish enthusiasts to educate the Oklahoma public about Scottish heritage. Since then, USCO has organized 29 Scottish festivals in Midwest City, Edmond and Yukon, an annual Burns Night celebration in downtown Oklahoma City, and other countless events.

In 1998, Jerrel Murray designed the official Oklahoma tartan — a field of blue with bands of red, black, gold, and white (pictured above). The organization has assisted a variety of Scottish activities in central Oklahoma, including pipe and drum bands, Scottish highland and country dance, ancestral research, and Gaelic language studies.

 

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Oklahoma Highland Gathering
Oklahoma Highland Gathering
Oklahoma Highland Gathering (prevoiusly known as the Iron Thistle Scottish Festival) is a showcase and celebration of Scottish culture. Throughout the weekend, attendees enjoy a taste of Scotland and other Celtic nations through various activities and entertainment.
Burns Night
Robert Burns
Burns Night marks the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet and bard, Robert "Rabbie" Burns! From a multi-course dinner and scotch toasts to live music and a silent auction, this is a celebration you don't want to miss.
Community Events
Community Events
USCO organizes various kilted community events throughout the year. Locations vary from local pubs and breweries to popular destinations like the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, OKC Zoo, OKC Ballet, Oklahoma History Center and more!