of the


The Heather and Thistle Society

of Houston, Texas, USA

Welcome to Houston, Texas, USA

The Heather and Thistle Society

"Ceud Mille Failte!"
"One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!"

This age-old Gaelic greeting is a timeless expression of Scottish hospitality and goodwill.  We can't think of a better way to welcome you to The Houston Heather and Thistle Society.

New Chieftain Dr Melvyn Douglass

Dr Melvyn Douglass Thank you for the renewed confidence in asking me to serve this Illustrious Society as your 58th Chieftain!. Twenty-four years ago, as 34th Chieftain, you first introduced my wife and me to the responsibilities...and fun...of a closer relationship with The Heather and Thistle Society. Jeanette and I hold wonderful memories...share long-ranging relationships...and count many dear, dear friends, past and present!

We herewith renew our commitment to The Society's aim: "to promote and provide suitable opportunities to educate the general public in Houston, Texas concerning the history, literature, minstrelsy and song, customs and traditions of Scotland, so that the blessing of our Scottish culture may never die in our new homeland."

We envision:
a) encouraging member participation in activities and events throughout the year,
b) creating a meaningful and challenging environment which will entice and foster new and renewed relationships in support of a visible, meaningful, and relevant Society!

Dr Melvyn Douglass

New Webmaster Needed

Our webmaster Robin Mills has done a great job for the last three years in revitalizing and maintaining our website, all on a purely voluntary basis. Robin wants to step aside within the next few weeks, so we urgently need someone to take over the maintenance of the site. Please contact me if you would like to take this on or know someone who might.

Tartan of the Month

For incoming Chieftain Dr Melvyn Douglass, we feature one of the many tartans of Clan Douglas.

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