The Scottish Cultural Society (“The Coterie”)

The Scottish Cultural Society, founded in 1992, provides continuing education to members, often at dinners featuring Scottish cuisine and presentations, sometimes meeting at restaurants, other times at members’ home.  Our programs vary from informal discussions to carefully planned presentations with visual or musical accompaniment. 

Click here to download the UPDATED 2020 Coterie brochure.

Photo Gallery from the Coterie’s Scottish Ladies Fashion Show

The fashion show team: Rick Bowles, laddie escorting lady on the Isle of Skye; Susie McGlone, starring model in a velvet gown and silk tartan sash; Lilly Bridwell-Bowles, emcee, in velvet dress and Robertson tartan; Janice Wise, Caledonian President in navy gown; Debbie Harris, Caledonian Vice President in red gown crepe gown; Leah Sharp, Caledonian Pipes and Drums drummer in velvet gown; Catherine Mungall, emcee in casual attire; Joan Wallace, wardrobe manager for the show, with Wallace tartan; Stan Masinter, Pipe Major for the Pipes and Drums Band, in Isle of Skye kilt and formal-wear.

Caledonian Ladies Fashion Show:  Feb. 26, 2020: 6:30 pm, the law offices of CSBR member Trent McCarthy, 7922 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3535 

  • Emcees: Catherine Mungall and Lilly Bridwell-Bowles, Coterie Co-Chairs
  • Models:  Janice Wise (Current CSBR President), Sugar McAdams (Past CSBR President); Debbie Harris (Current CSBR Vice President), Susie McGlone (Scottish Country Dance Instructor), Leah Sharp (Drummer in the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums Band).  
  • Guest appearances by Stan Masinter, Rick Bowles, and Trent McCarthy, accompanying ladies in evening fashions.

    1. Where to Start:  Hats, Scarves & Accessories. Accessorizing demos with models, Catherine.
    2. Casual, Every Day, Highland Games Fashions
    3. Dressy Occasions:  Burns Night, St. Andrew Dinner
    4. Formal Fashions:    Tartan Balls, Weddings
    5. Door Prizes
    6. Sale of Accessories

Future Coterie Meetings 

  • March 25, 6:30 p.m.: “The Endangered Scottish Wildcat”; Debbie Harris, our own Caledonian VP and Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist; The Blue Rose Cafe, 11950 Cloverland Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • April 29, 6:30 p.m.: “British & Scottish Influences on Southern Cultures”; Jeffrey Foster, Caledonian from Shreveport will be our guest speaker, The Blue Rose Cafe, 11950 Cloverland Ave a, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
  • May 27, 6:30 p.m.: Caledonian Cookbook Cook-off: Best of Our Recipes from the CSBR Cookbook, Potluck; possible venue: Harris’s Home.  Coming Soon:  A downloadable copy for CSBR members of From Lochs to Bayous:  The Cookbook of The Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge.  Watch this space.

Contact us for more information:

Lilly Bridwell-Bowles or Catherine Mungall, Co-chairs, at “The Coterie”