The SAR Magazine

Fall 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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SPRING 2018 13 FALL 2018 17 Presbyterian Church in the U.S. After returning to Edinburgh, there will be time for lunch, shopping, sightseeing and genealogical research. In the evening, is our farewell to Edinburgh reception and dinner at Gosford House, a neoclassical mansion built around 1790. It is he ancestral home of James Charteris, the Earl of Wemyss and March. Gosford House has an incredible private art collection, including a marble eagle bust thought to have been the inspiration for the U.S. seal. A guided tour of the mansion is planned, followed by cocktails and dinner. On Saturday, May 18, we will have our final breakfast at the Radisson Blu before leaving Edinburgh. We then drive to Glasgow, the historic hub of trans-Atlantic trade and immigration. Lunch will be in a fabulous bistro before we check in to the Grand Central Hotel in the Glasgow city center, which originally was built in the late 19th century as a British railway hotel. There will be time in the afternoon to explore the fashionable city. In the evening, there will be an SAR welcome reception at the hotel, and we will invite local officials to greet the SAR participants. On Sunday, May 19, after a full Scottish breakfast at the Grand Central Restaurant, we then set out for Ayrshire, visiting Culzean Castle, the 18th-century former ancestral home of Clan Kennedy. The Kennedy family turned over the castle to the National Trust for Scotland but stipulated that the upper apartment be given to Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower for his role in World War II. We then travel to Kilwinning to see the ancient Mother Lodge of Scotland and the ruins of Kilwinning Abbey. After lunch, we will visit the ruins of Kerelaw Castle, once owned by Alexander Hamilton, the grandfather of our Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. After returning to Glasgow, there will be time to explore the city and find a wonderful restaurant for dinner. On Monday, May 20, our Scottish Patriot Day breakfast will be held at the Grand Central Restaurant. There will be an SAR ceremony at the Stow Brae Kirk and then a SAR wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of Witherspoon on the grounds of Paisley University. We will visit the university's art center, which was formerly a church in which Witherspoon preached. After returning to Glasgow, there will be a free afternoon to visit St. Mungo's Cathedral and the Glasgow Necropolis, go shopping or visit the Mitchell Library to work on personal genealogy. In the evening, the farewell to Glasgow dinner will be held at the House for an Art Lover, designed by Glaswegian Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Cocktails and a fabulous dinner are planned to round off our Scottish Patriots Adventure. On Tuesday, May 21, we will have our final breakfast at the Grand Central Restaurant. Participants will then be taken to the airport for their flights home, or they may choose to continue with the optional post-trip to London, England (details will be published soon). The SAR Trip to Scotland is $2,998 per person (with two people sharing double accommodations), with a $685 single supplement. Airfare is not included. If you are interested in attending the SAR Trip to Scotland, please contact Magic Meetings & Global Incentives at 1-888-279-1343 or The online registration can be found at https://prod. Enter your last name, and the password (case sensitive) is: Scotland19SAR. President General Warren Alter and First Lady Nancy Alter hope to see you in Scotland in 2019! John Witherspoon statue at Paisley University

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