Our Mission


Mission: Kina’ole - Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, for the right individual, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time.

Values: Captured in the Hawaiian language - Ho’ike, Kuleana, Ho’olealea

Ho’ike - To seek knowledge by cultivating a foundation for learning. 

SASH strives to educate the general public and members about Scottish and Scottish-American heritage. In keeping with the traditional importance placed on education by Scots and Scottish-Americans, the Society may choose to assist and promote the public and private education of the people of our community. This includes our annual Scots-in-Hawaii education grant of $2,250 to a student entering or attending an accredited post secondary institution. The scholarship application period is typically open from March through April and the winner will be notified in May. 

Kuleana - To take responsibility for sustainment and growth to thrive with a bias for action. 

SASH seeks to continue the traditions of dress, music, art, history, genealogy and language that make the Scottish and Scottish-American cultures distinct and have contributed so greatly to the wealth of humanity. A goal is to establish a Celtic historical and cultural center in Hawaii.

Ho’olealea - To celebrate by nourishing the body and soul through shenanigation. 

SASH works closely with like-minded Celtic groups to ensure our heritage is fully recognized and appropriately represented. We participate in the Waikiki St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games in April, and many other Celtic cultural events.

Purposes: Our mission at SASH is to support education, Scottish heritage, and cooperation of the Celtic community. We aim to perpetuate Scottish Hawaiian culture and strengthen our community.

We celebrate the sterling contribution of the Caledonian Society and the St. Andrew Society who do excellent work promoting knowledge of the Scottish contribution to the islands, with the Caledonian Society sponsoring educational visits by students from the islands to Scottish institutions like Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye. These organisations continue in the tradition of the Thistle Club of Honolulu frequented and described brilliantly by Robert Louis Stevenson. Like him, they are keen to ensure Scottish culture survives and thrives in the Pacific.
— - BBC Radio Scotland