100 Years in Jakarta

About JSAS

With a skirl o’ the pipes and a swish o’ the kilt we urge you to dree oot the inch as ye hae done the span.

The Java St. Andrew Society (JSAS) was founded in 1919 and has had a continued active presence in Jakarta since, bar of course the interruption of WW2. The Society aims to celebrate Scotland and all things Scottish here in Jakarta and is open to everyone who wishes to joins us in such celebrations. From smaller gatherings for a wee swallie to ceremonious extravaganzas such as the annual JSAS St Andrew’s Charity Ball we bring opportunities for everyone to raise their glasses and toast Bonnie Scotland, as well as just have a great evening amongst friends.

2019/20 represented our centenary year and so we hosted some spectacular celebrations around our 2 main events of the St Andrew’s Ball on 30th November 2019 and the Burn’s supper on 25th January 2020 as well as a host of other activities during the year to get members together regularly.

So, if you hail from Scotland, have worked or studied there, have a passion for all things Scottish or are just interested to enjoy some of the best evenings in Jakarta, why not sign up to be a member of the Society and receive regular news about what is going on with JSAS. Membership is free. In addition to following our activities here on the website you can also follow us through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JavaStAndrewSociety

JSAS is part of a global network of St Andrew’s, Caledonian or Scottish Societies which have the same aims of celebrating Scotland and Scottish activities. If you are not in Indonesia but are interested in finding out about a society in your region please check out the listing of  All members of the Society are eligible to attend and vote and the elected Chieftain will serve until the following year’s election. Once elected the Chieftain will appoint such office bearers as she/he may wish to have help in running the Society. The positions of Chieftain and Deputy Chieftain are reserved for Scottish members only but all other positions are open to any member. Our constitution is here: JSAS Constitution 2011_v1.0_110929

Office Bearers for the 2019/20 year are below. If anyone wishes to volunteer please contact the Chieftain at chieftain@thejavastandrewsociety.com



1919/20 N. Drysdale

1920/24 J.C. McColl

1924/27 J.I.M. Gibson

1927/27 T.W. Allan

1929/30 W. Birnie

1930/32 G. MacGregor

1932/33 A.T. Sturrock

1933/34 S.D.M. Leslie

1934/36 D. McNaughton Butter

1936/37 J.F. McAllan

1937/38 G.S. Inglis

1938/39 H.D. Swanson

1939/41 W.A. Robertson

1947/48 J.F. McAllan

1948/49 W.M. Colvill

1949/50 J.M. Graham

1950/55 L. Methuen

1955/56 J.M. Graham

1956/57 J. A. Scott

1957/58 J. Landale

1958/59 A.H.B Adair

1958/59 J.F. Vicars

1960/61 F.H. King

1961/62 L.M. McWattie

1962/64 L.H. Corsane

1964/65 A.E.M Finlaison

1971/72 A. Duncan

1972/73 Dr. B.S Gray

1973/74 G.G Benton

1974/75 G. Cairns

1975/76 R. Harvey

1976/77 M.K. Brown

1977/78 B. McCready

1978/79 V.C. Hawkins/ R. Harvey

1979/80 D.R.L.B Lamb

1980/81 D.M. White/ J. Campbell Spinner (Mrs) /80 D.R.L.B Lamb

1982/83 J.F. Inch

1983/84 D.T Ferguson ice

1984/85 T. Rollo

1985/86 D. Louden

1986/87 R.P. Dover

1987/88 N.S. Campbell

1988/89 K.W. Threipland

1989/90 M.J. Ferguson (Mrs)

1990/91 A. Macfarlane OBE /92 Dr. R.Park

1992/93 Dr. S Younger OBE

1993/94 W.B. Hunter

1994/95 Dr. A.R. Smillie

1995/96 T. Watters / R.P. Dover

1996/97 M.J. Ross

1997/98 J. Buchanan (Mrs)

1998/99 C.Jeffrey

1999/00 J.G. Flannigans

2000/01 R. Speirs

2001/02 A. Speirs

2002/03 S. Law (Ms)

2003/04 M. Manderson

2004/05 J. Kerr

2005/06 Susan Whistler (Mrs)

2006/07 S. Thompson

2007/08 Alex Faulds (Mrs)

2008/09 T. Milne

2009/10 J. Shon

2010/11 Elaine Cameron (Mrs)

2011/12 Shona Benton (Ms)

2012/13 Dr. S Younger OBE

2013/14 Bert Paterson

2014/15 Brian Proudfoot

2015/16 Graham Garven

2016/17 Mark Bennet

2017/18 Alastair McLeod

2018/19 William Gray

2019/20 Roger Finnie

2020/21 Andrew Abram

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