The Scottish Coalition USA Presents
The National Tartan Day Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Scottish-American Community
Gus R. Noble President of the Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living
Gus 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 and Langston. 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 community.
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 COVID-19.