This past week, the St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina celebrated its 50th Anniversary, and attorney Mike McIntyre was a guest of honor.
He addressed a full house at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst on Friday, December 2. During the opening reception, he shared stories about meeting the late Queen, successfully battling for Scottish literature to remain under its own category (rather than under "English literature") in libraries worldwide, positive work done by the Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus—and Ward and Smith's interaction with Scottish businesses and the potential for increased attraction of Scottish businesses to North Carolina and the US. Here are some highlights from the event.
Mike, a retired US Representative, was an original congressional sponsor that instituted National Tartan Day, a celebration of Scottish heritage observed on April 6. A few years ago, he was awarded honorary life membership to the St. Andrew's Society, which was founded in 1972 with the purpose of promoting Scottish-related causes and history.