The Scottish Studies "Oor Club" is held each month at noon at the Duke of York pub in Toronto (steps from the St. George subway station). Guests are invited to give presentations on a variety of topics of interest to members of the Scottish Studies Foundation and others interested in the things that Scots in Canada and overseas are getting up to. The presentations usually lasts about an hour (pronounced "oor" in Scots), hence the name. Everyone is invited to attend as the meetings are open to all.

Donna Jean MacKinnon at Hadrian's Wall

Join us at the "Oor Club" on Friday, October 5, when Donna Jean MacKinnon will present a lively slide show featuring pictures of her six-day hike in northern England along the course of Hadrian's Wall built by the Romans around AD 122 and which runs from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, marking northern limit of the Roman Empire. The odyssey started at Donna Jean's Toronto book club when she mentioned she fancied walking Hadrian's Wall. Immediately, five other women signed up. Their motto became "Blistered, battered, but unbowed!"

The cost to attend Oor Club is by way of a $10 donation to the Scottish Studies Foundation. Wide selections of pub lunches are available, typically costing between $5 and $15. The gathering begins at about 11.30 am and usually ends by about 2 pm. Everyone is welcome and pleased be assured that you do not have to be Scottish to attend!

For more information you can telephone Pearl Grieve-Nixon at 416-926-7233. or you can email the Foundation at

The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue,
near the St. George subway station
(Bedford Road exit)
in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Map showing the location of the "Duke of York"