All Scots Picnic

Please join fellow HAGGIS members, along with our sister organizations from around the state for the annual picnic. This year it will be hosted by the Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa on Sunday, July 7th, at Greenwood Park in Urbandale. More details will be added closer to the event.

A Gathering of Celts!

Celtic Picnic

We’ve been contacted regarding a possible upcoming event. We are trying
to gauge interest in participation.

The event is a Scottish picnic to be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from
approximately 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. It will be in the Des Moines area
because that is approximately halfway between the easternmost and
westernmost organizations. It will involve the four Iowa Scottish
heritage organizations:

  • H.A.G.G.I.S.
  • The Scottish Society of Nebraska (which includes western Iowa)
  • the Des Moines society
  • the Quad Cities society

If you are interested in learning more, or better still, wish to participate, please contact Susan Kula so we can include you in future discussions.

Annual Members Meeting

Join us for our annual members meeting, Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm via Zoom. All are welcome! Zoom link will be added soon.

Burns Dinner 2023 is in a NEW location!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 21st, 2023. Location will be Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 3271 Sandy Beach Rd, Solon. The link to purchase tickets will be added to the Burns Dinner tab soon!

Special rules in place for this year’s Burns Supper


first, thanks for your patience with the sudden changes of venue. It was a wild week for the Council, recovering from the loss of TWO venues. We are grateful to the city of Shueyville for stepping into the breach!

But…well, Shueyville is a government, and government facilities have rules. Here’s the run-down:

  1. Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited anywhere in the Community Center, including surrounding property. If this rule is broken, we will lose our security deposit.
  2. Hard liquor is not permitted, for the same reason — government property. We have arranged to allow beer and wine at this event (at some expense…be sure to thank the Council in general and Lynne in particular).
  3. We can have whiskey as a raffle prize, but the bottle must remain unopened. We will likely stow the bottles somewhere and have a stand-in of sorts at the actual raffle table.


Burns Dinner 2022 is back AND at a new location!

Click HERE for a map to the new venue! 2863 120th St NE, in major metropolitan Shueyville, IA.

Burns 2021 Online ONLY

Due to damage done to Glovik Hall at St Wenceslaus (and the ongoing pandemic, of course), there will be no in-person Burns Supper in 2021. Even if we manage to scrounge a new venue, we’d not be able to manage a buffet-style dinner. But we’ll have some online events! See the Burns Supper page for details as they are posted.

Burns Dinner 2021: The date has been selected for January 16th, 4pm, at St. Wenceslaus Church Parish Hall. The theme has been chosen as Scottish Animals. If you would like to help plan next years event, the council will be meeting at 7pm at Noodles and Company on Collins Road on the following dates: Sept 22nd, Oct 27th, Nov 24th, Dec 22nd, Jan 12th, and Feb 23rd. We would appreciate any who would like to help!

Burns Dinner 2020


It is nearly time for Burns Dinner again! Time to make your reservations! Click on the above tab “Burns Dinner 2020”

Here is what you need to know:

WHAT: Annual Burns Dinner, by H.A.G.G.I.S. 2020
WHEN: Saturday, January 18th, social hour starts at 4pm, ceremony starts at 5pm
HOW: Go to, click on the Burns Dinner tab to fill in the reservation form and pay via PayPal. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 6-18, age 5 and under free
WHERE: St. Wenceslaus Church Hall, 1224 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids

The ABSOLUTE deadline for reservations is January 11th. We will not be accepting any reservations after January 11th.

Get your kilts ready, we hope to see you soon!
Your HAGGIS council members