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



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We hope you will all be able to come

Guest Speaker will be our own member and famous author,

Diane Gilbert Madsen

Diane will discuss her new mystery thriller, “The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper,” and autograph a purchased book.

This will be followed by Bingo Fun and Prizes.

COCKTAILS   5:00 PM      DINNER     6:00 PM

BENT TREE COUNTRY CLUB 4700 Bent Tree Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34241

BUFFET MENU Hamburgers   Hot Dogs.   Potato Salad,   Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Rolls                            Tea and Coffee

For Desert Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae

*If you wish a Vegetarian Dish, please indicate so on your check.

Cost — $18.50 per person                            Cash Bar


Mail to:  Phyllis McIlraith, 4517 Chimney creek Drive, Sarasota, FL. 34235

Mail by reservation deadline of   Wednesday, August 13th

Questions: 941 371 6890 or   email at:

Check the EVENTS page for more about Diane’s book.


Memorial Day in Arcadia 

Arcadia 2013

Each year, a formal commemorative Memorial Day Service is held graveside at the British Plot in Arcadia’s Oak Ridge Cemetery.  The service honors the 23 Royal Air Force cadets who died while in training at U.S. South Florida training fields during World War II. This year the Caledonians again were proud participants..






Enjoy Photos of our Tartan Ball, the Highland Games, and Other 2013-2014 Events

Follow the link to PAST EVENTS