Thursday April 6, 2021 The Scottish Coalition, USA, will present the 2021 Annual
National Tartan Day Award to Gus R. Noble, President of the Chicago Scots and
Caledonia Senior Living.
The presentation will be made as part of the National Tartan Day Celebration
hosted by the National Capital Tartan Day Committee (Washington DC) in
association with The Scottish Coalition USA, this year taking place virtually.
Gus R Noble, was born in Dundee, Scotland, and graduated from the University of
Stirling in 1992. After graduation he moved to Chicago and worked for the
British Consulate General for seven years before establishing the first
international office of the Welsh Assembly Government in Chicago which he led
for five years.
In August 2004, Gus was named president of the Chicago Scots and Caledonia
Senior Living and Memory Care.
His civic role includes serving on the boards of the Admiral at the Lake, the
oldest elder care community in Chicago, and the Rosehill Cemetery Reserve Fund,
which governs the cemetery where Chicago Scots owns more than 600 plots and many
Scots are buried.
He supports Newcastle United Football Club and plays electric bass guitar in a
Scottish-American honky-tonk band. He and his wife, Aisha, have two sons, Bobby
Many Scottish-Americans know Gus for his 17-year commitment to growing the
Scottish North American Community Conference, started in 2003, to enhance
understanding, communication and cooperation within the Scottish North American
Going forward many Scots will know Gus for his leadership of Chicago Scots
during its 175th anniversary year as the oldest charity in Illinois and for
saving every resident at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care during
"I am delighted that we will present Gus Noble with the 2021 Scottish Coalition,
USA National Tartan Day Award for his outstanding contribution to the Scottish
American community ," announced John Bellassai, President of COSCA, a founding
member of TSCUSA.
"The nomination was unanimous and resounding. During this time of COVID Gus has
been been tireless in his support of so many Scottish-American causes, whilst
heading the Caledonia Senior Living Home. I work alongside Gus on various boards
where his energy and dedication is boundless."
National Tartan Day Award - Gus Noble's Acceptance
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