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Time to renew your SAHC membership for 2017
Thank you for your support in 2016. It is time to renew your SAHC membership for 2017.
The membership form can be downloaded, filled in and emailed in several easy steps:
    (1) Download it and save it to your computer
    (2) fill it in (the form is a fillable .pdf form), type your full name in the signature block
    (3a)(i) email it to
    (3a)(ii) pay via on-line funds transfer or post a cheque to the SAHC Membership Secretary (see address below, make sure your details are shown on the cheque)
    On-line direct bank deposit to SAHC account:
          BSB: 032 135, account: 322695, [please include your name]
    (3b) print it, sign it, attach a cheque and post it to:
          SAHC Membership Secretary
          PO Box 787
          Civic Square ACT 2608.

Click here to download the Council's Membership Form

We look forward to seeing you at an event somewhere in 2017.

[10 January 2017]

The SAHC newsletter for January 2017 is being emailed/posted
Contents includes:
- Special General Meeting (SGM) (6 March 2017) notice and forms. The purpose is to vote on constitutional changes and to put them into immediate effect for the AGM to follow straight after the SGM.
- Annual General Meeting (6 March 2017) notice and forms. All positions are to be declared vacant. We need people to fill committee and appointed roles.
   Please contact Malcolm Buchanan about how you can assist:
- President's annual report for 2016
- a report from the 2016 Scottish Week Clans and Families forum on 'Survival in the Competitive World" by Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor
- a report from our Tasmanian Liaison Officer
- Medical Legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment
- Ian Innes, Sydney Living Museums Director of Heritage & Collections, guest speaker at this year’s Macquarie birthday dinner
- Booking form for the Macquarie birthday dinner.

[10 January 2017]

Lachlan Macquarie Birthday Dinner, Sydney, Saturday 28 January 2017
You are invited to attend the dinner commemorating the 258th birthday of the "Father of the Nation," Lachlan Macquarie.

Location: The Women’s Club, 4th Floor, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
When: Saturday 28 January 2017 at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
Dress: Black tie/Tartan

Guest Speaker: Mr Ian Innes, Director, Heritage & Collections, Sydney Living Museums

RSVP by Monday 23 January 2017 or sooner appreciated.

Click here for details and a fillable booking form
Save the form to your computer, fill it in and email it to:
Contact: Susan Cooke: info {at}

[20 December 2016]

SAHC announces Honoured Guests for Scottish Week 2017
The SAHC is delighted to announce that John, Chief of Macleod of Raasay, and Elizabeth, Madame Macleod of Raasay, have accepted our invitation to be the Honoured Guests for Scottish Heritage Week 2017, 23-27 June 2017, inclusive.

[30 November 2016]

Emirate's raffle draw 2016
The Emirates raffle was drawn at the St Andrew's Ceilidh, Sydney, Saturday 26 November 2016.

We congratulate the winner, Mr K McKay of Norah Head, who purchased his ticket at the Gathering of the Clans, Norah Head.

The Council wishes to thank everyone for their contribution to the major fundraiser in support of our work. We wish you the very best of luck for the new year.

[30 November 2016]

Gathering of the Clans, Norah Head, announces that regrettably the festival is to be discontinued
The organisers of the Central Coast Gathering of the Clans have advised that after 20 increasingly successful years, the festival is to be discontinued. The recent resignation of the committee chair was the last of a series of occurrences which contributed to the event becoming unviable.

"The GOTC Committee thanks you for your support over the years and wish you every success as you help clan-folk and others explore, discover and celebrate their heritage."

[20 November 2016]

Canberra Highland Gathering announces 2017 date
The Canberra Highland Gathering is to be held on Saturday 7 October 2017.

[26 October 2016]

Scottish Heritage Week 2017
23-27 June 2017 inclusive - Save the dates

Honoured Guests John, Chief of Macleod of Raasay, and Elizabeth, Madame Macleod of Raasay.

[30 November 2017

Around the clans

Clan MacAulay - International Clan Gathering 2017, 10 to 13 August 2017, Northern Ireland

The next international gathering for Clan MacAulay will be held in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland from 10 to 13 August 2017.

More information can be found at:

[28 November 2016]


Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* Who can call themselves a "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"? (About souvenir plots of land schemes)
* Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)?
* Who wears what feathers?
* Legend of the Saltire
* Wearing a tartan sash
* Flowers of the Forest
* What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
* The galley in Scottish heraldry
* "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs (revised)

[19 May 2016]

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