Ceud Měle Fŕilte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

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SAHC's Scottish Heritage Week, 22 to 27 June 2017
Bookings are due now.

Thursday 22 June (10.00am to 1.00pm): Victoria Barracks museum & lunch
Moore Park Rd, Sydney

BOOKED OUT - Thursday 22 June (6:30pm for 7.00pm): Macquarie Medal Dinner
with Honoured Guests Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD CVO & Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE
NSW Parliament House, Sydney

Friday 23 June (4:00pm for 4.30pm): Informal reception for Honoured Guests, John and Madame Elizabeth Macleod of Raasay
Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney

Friday 23 June (6:30pm to 7.30pm): Lecture: “A Re-examination of Macquarie the Builder” by Dr Sue Rosen
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (includes refreshments)

Saturday 24 June (6.30pm for 7.00pm): Scottish Dancing Association of Australia Ceilidh Debutante Ball, (book via
St Andrews College, University of Sydney

Sunday 25 June (10.00am to 11:30am): Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan for Tartan Day
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale

Sunday 25 June (11:30am to 3:30pm): Clans and Families Forum
(Open to all including lunch), Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church hall, Annandale

Monday 26 June (11.30am to 2.00pm): Annual inspection of the Scotland Australian Cairn
(including BBQ lunch), Rawson Park, Mosman

Monday 26 June (6:30pm to 8.30pm): Lecture: “Identity Politics and the Showcasing of Scotland: Theme Years of Heritage & Homecoming.” by Dr Amy Clarke
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (includes refreshments)

Tuesday 27 June (12.00pm for 12.30pm): Parliamentary Lunch for Tartan Day
NSW Parliament House, Sydney

Saturday 1 July: Aberdeen Highland Games, Jefferson Park, Aberdeen NSW
Click here to download the Scottish Week fillable booking form
(Save the form to your computer's hard drive, open that version, fill it in, save it again, attach it to your email to us)

or, Nea (mobile: 0408 990 413), Susan (mobile: 0411 097 724).

[19 June 2017]

SAHC Newsletter for April 2017 has been issued
The April 2017 newsletter has been published and sent to members. It includes:
* the Booking sheet for the Macquarie medal presentation to Professor Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
* the Booking sheet for Scottish Week, Thu 22 to Tue 27 June 2017 - RSVP Fri 12 May
* Information about Scottish Week 2017
* The Earl of Loudoun in Australia
* The Scottish Dancing Association of Australia Ceilidh Debutante Ball
* Interesting reading on Professions dominated by Scots in Australia by Prof. Sybil Jack
* News from the clans and societies around the world
* Reports on the Ringwood Highland Games and inaugrual Quirindi Highland Tattoo.

[11 April 2017]

SAHC Executive for 2017 elected at AGM on 6 March 2017
At the Council’s 2017 AGM on 6th March, Malcolm Buchanan was returned as President, with Nea MacCulloch as Deputy President & Treasurer; Susan Cooke returned as Secretary. Vice-Presidents for the year are Prof. Sybil Jack (History), Geoff Davidson (Clans), Liz Munro (Dance) and Dr Frank Davidson (Newsletter). Barbara Gurney is SAHC Genealogist and Annual Programme Editor. Committee members elected were Judy Buchanan (Membership), Jan Magrath (Australian Tartan) and Dr Lorna Barrow (History).

[11 April 2017]

The SAHC has a Revised Constitution approved at an SGM on 6 March 2017
At the Council’s 2017 SGM on 6th March, the SAHC Constitution was brought up-to-date to comply with new Government policies.

[11 April 2017]

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]

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]

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 Currie - Family Convention 2017

15 August 2017, Trades Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
The Clan Currie Society has called for Representers; those who believe that they have the qualifications and interest to be considered as a candidate for interim Commander. The interim Commander must be approved by Family Convention (once called a Derbhfine), and recognized by the Lyon Court.

Those who believe that they are interested in being a member of the Family Convention please contact the Society Chaplain, the Revd. Dr. David A. Currie:

In Kinship,
The Revd. David A. Currie, Ph.D.
Chaplain, Clan Currie Society

More information can be found at: and

[21 February 2017]


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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