Duncan MacDonald of Vineyard Haven has been honored by the American-Scottish Foundation as the recipient of the Wallace Award for service and leadership in the Scottish-American community. Ms. MacDonald, well-known on the Vineyard for her long community service and love of all things Scottish, played a leading role in the establishment by the U.S. Senate of April 6 as National Tartan Day. She is one of the founders of the Scottish Coalition USA and helped to found the Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard.
Her professional background includes work in broadcast and television, including with the New York Times radio station WQXR, where she hosted a daily afternoon program. She also was home and food editor for Yankee Magazine for 15 years and wrote a column for House Beautiful.
In the early 1970s she became a member of the American-Scottish Foundation, formed in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton.
Past recipients of the Wallace Award include Sean Connery and Steve Forbes.
The award was to be presented at a dinner and gala in New York city.