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.

Lianne Harris

Join us at the "Oor Club" on Friday, September 7, when Lianne Harris will give a presentation entitled, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Scotland — in One Hour." Lianne currently works as the History, Culture and Social Studies Resource Specialist Consultant with the Toronto Board of Education and curriculum advisor for Upper Canada College, having taught over 80,000 teachers and students (usually in authentic period clothing). In 2003, she was selected by WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) as one of Toronto's Women of Influence and in 2009 was invited to be a contributing author of the Canadian best-seller business/self-help book, "The Power of Women United."

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"