The Caledonian Club was formed to promote Scottish Heritage in western Florida and to provide a social venue for anyone with Scottish Heritage or is interested in things Scottish


 The Caledonian Club of  Florida West

Welcome to our Website!

Allan M

If you haven’t heard of us before, we’re glad you found us on line. If you’re already a member, browse through our site to see what’s happening, visit our past event page to see what we have been doing, or  follow the past newsletters link to view more information regarding our events and activities.

The Club also contributes greatly to Sarasota County by providing our unique collection of Scottish Tartans at a variety of functions. Our charitable Foundation also contributes funds for the preservation our community’s Scottish Heritage.

If you’re interested in things Scottish, the preservation of Sarasota’s Scottish heritage and good fun. I hope you’ll join us for our festivities and fellowship. Feel free to contact us directly anytime.

President, Allan McIlraith




Will be here before you know it!

 March 14, 2015


The THISTLE BALL dinner dance presented by the Caledonian Club of Florida West will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 5:45-10:00 pm at the Laurel Oak Country Club.

If you haven’t sent in your RSVP yet, please do so that as soon as possible.

The committee met with the professional photographer, Maureen Ogilvie at Laurel Oak Country Club, and found the perfect spot for her to take your picture.  Maureen has some lovely Scottish scenic backdrops to choose from, as well as tartan borders.  In fact she can make any tartan border of your choosing.  It’s a bit early to be thinking about it, but the photos would make great Christmas Cards.

This year’s raffle/”in the bag” prizes are outstanding.  For those golfers among us, we have five different golf packages for local clubs.  How about a catered gourmet dinner in your home, or a private wine tasting for 15 of your closest friends at a location of your choice?  We could go on and on.

Music will be provided by “A Train” who will have their own singer with them.  We are planning on having some Scottish dances where you do not need a partner to participate … we want to see everyone (if they are able) on the dance floor.

Check for more information see our Events page..

Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!       Thistle Ball Team (Bobbie, Caroline, Diane, Ellie, Jessica, Judy, Shona and Walda)




Check out our site PAST EVENTS PAGE for the reports and photos.