At the Oor Club on March 4, Pearl White teamed up with pianist David Restivo to entertain us with a repertoire of jazz classics. Pearl White is none other than our own Oor Club coordinator, Pearl Grieve-Nixon, originally from the historic Scottish east coast town of Arbroath.

Arbroath Harbour
The second house on the left was Pearl's childhood home

Listen to Pearl singing here:

"Fly Me to the Moon"

"A Foggy Day"

"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

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). Guest speakers 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.

The cost to attend Oor Club is by way of a $5 donation to the Scottish Studies Foundation. Wide selections of pub lunches are available, typically costing between $5 and $25. 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"