Kearny was known as the "Scots Capital of America". Thousands of scots lived in the area. The growth in the Scottish population of Kearny began after world War I, when the Clark Thread Co. and Congoleum-Nairn, both Scottish owned industries, sponsored large numbers of immigrants to work in their factories.

In recent years, many of the city's Scots moved to Brick township and ethnic businesses moved with them.

Argyle Restaurant
212 Kearny Av., Kearny - 201 991-3900
  Burns night  the week around Jan. 25th
The Pipers Cove Scottish and Irish goods
  Kilt rentals and sales, Bagpipes & Accessories
 Next to the Argyle - Kearny - 201-998-3695
Scottish Food Markets
Scottish Gourmet USA sells the best Scottish foods available in the USA.
   43 Davis St., South Plainfield, NJ  - (877)814-3663

Cameron's Scottish Market 284 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ - (732) 920-0006

Scottish Events
Cold Spring Village Celtic Festival - middle of July
720 Rt. 9 South, Cape May
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music,
 dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more! Please check back for performance lineup.
Jersey Shore Celtic Festival - 415 Washington St., Toms River - 2nd week of July

 Celtic Classic  - Bethlehem, PA 
 Highland Games, Irish and Celtic Music Festival End of September
 The Pipes of Christmas - Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, NJ Week before Christmas
Produced by the Clan Currie Society,
 Bagpipes, drums, Scottish fiddlers, brass, poetic and lyrical readings.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) NJ Branch - Events
Hogmanay Ball, Philadelphia Dec 31
 Germantown Friends School, 31 W Coulter St. Philadelphia
 Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS)
 Dress in your finest attire, grab your dancing shoes, and bring a tea item to share
  to enjoy a night of wonderful music and dancing to ring in the New Year.

 Scottish Dancing:
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) NJ Branch - Classes
  RSCDS NJ Branch - Fanwood Tue night
  RSCDS NJ Branch - Hightstown Class
  RSCDS NJ Branch - Ho-Ho-Kus Class
  RSCDS NJ Branch - Cherry Hill Class
    Cadbury Retirement Center on Route 38 in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Tue night
  RSCDS- Delaware Valley Branch

last updated 6 Jan 2015