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Honoured Guests are announced for Scottish Week 2016

The Council is honoured to have as our guests for Scottish Week, Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacGregor, Convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, and Lady MacGregor of MacGregor, Fiona Armstrong, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries.

Scroll down to see the program details.  Also, details are shown at the calendar tab above.

* Click here for the (fillable) booking form (opens in a new tab/window).
* Save it to your computer, fill it in and email it to:

[25 March 2016]


New frequently asked question

A new frequently asked question has been added about "Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)?"

Go to the FAQ tab to read more about this.

[19 May 2016]

Upcoming SAHC Events to put in your diary
(Go to the Calendar for more details)

Scottish Highland Festival 2016
Saturday 18 June
St Leonards Park, North Sydney


Join our Honoured Guests, Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor and Lady MacGregor of MacGregor, Fiona Armstrong in the celebraton of our Scottish culture with Pipe Bands, Dance, Clans, Scottish Stalls and Food.

Scottish Heritage Week 2016, Sydney NSW
Saturday 18 to Thursday 23 June 2016

Honoured Guests: Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacGregor, Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, and Lady MacGregor of MacGregor, Fiona Armstrong, Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire.

You are invited to celebrate Scottish Week with us.

[25 March 2016]


Scottish Week Program:

18 June, Saturday
9am - 2pm: Scottish Highland Festival, St Leonards Park, North Sydney

5:30 - 7:30pm: History Talk: “A delinquent youth in sixteenth century Glasgow”
  Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Ewan, Guelph University, Canada

19 June, Sunday
10am: Kirkin' o' the Tartan, St Andrew’s Scots Presbyterian Church, Dover Road, Rose Bay

11:30am - 3:30pm: Clans & Families Forum, St Andrew’s Scots Presbyterian Church Hall

20 June, Monday
12 noon: (booked out) Tartan Day celebration lunch at NSW Parliament House

21 June, Tuesday
Daytime: Clan Gregor events (contact:

6:30 - 8:30pm: History Talk: “A Scottish Inheritance? Mary Bennett, the Aboriginal Cause and the Legacies of the Past”
  Speaker: Dr Alison Holland, Macquarie University

22 June, Wednesday
11:30am - 2pm: Scotland Australian Cairn inspection ceremony, Mosman

23 June, Thursday
10am - 2:30pm: Historic site visit to Parramatta old city precinct

26 June, Sunday
10am: Tartan Day Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale

  2 July, Saturday
Aberdeen Highland Games

[19 May 2016]


Clan Buchanan - 1000 years a clan (1016 - 2016)

The genesis of many Scottish clans arise in the mists of time. So too is the origin of the ancient Clan Buchanan. The clan’s seanachaidhs of old tell the story of the chiefly line dating back to Anselan Buey O’Kyan who left Ireland and landed in Argyll in 1016, the twelfth year of King Malcolm II. It is said that Anselan was of the Irish clan Ó’Catháin, a provincial king of north Ulster.

[25 March 2016]


Help Sponsor the Scots Gaelic Course at Sydney University

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council is proud to be associated with the Scots Gaelic course at Sydney University. After some years and hard work by the now retired Prof. Anders Alqhvist and others, including Comunn Gŕidhlig Astrŕilia (the Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia), the course commenced in 2015 under the new the Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies, Head of the Centre for Celtic Studies, Prof. Jonathan Wooding.

The Celtic Studies Foundation has established the Scottish Gaelic Teaching Fund to support the teaching of the course.

Please consider making a tax deductable donation to support the ongoing costs of teaching this language. The form for making a donation is available. Click here to download the Scottish Gaelic Teaching Fund donation form.

[7 December 2015]


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 scams)
* Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)? [NEW]
* 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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