Ceud Měle Fŕilte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

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2017 SAHC SGM and AGM, Monday 6 March 2016
Please consider joining the Council's committee to help keep the Scottish culture and heritage alive and protected. All committee positions on the Council are to be declared vacant in the usual way.

If you are interested please contact any of the current committee to have a chat (see the SAHC Committee contact page)
The SGM is an important one as it will vote on changing the SAHC Constiution (see next news item below).

Details of the SGM and AGM agenda, nomination forms and other documents are at the SAHC Committee documents page

[21 February 2017]

Changing the SAHC Constitution (@ Special General Meeting on 6 March 2017)
The SAHC is updating it's constitution to reflect the latest NSW Model Rules issued by the NSW Government and Department of Fair Trading.

The current SAHC constitution was adopted in 2002.
Click here to open the current consitution in a new tab/window

New NSW Associations Incorporation legislation came into effect on 1 September 2016 (see the resources list below).

Click here to open a comparison of the contents of the new draft constitution with the current constitution in a new tab/window

Click here to open the proposed draft constitution in a new tab/window

Notice of a special resolution to be voted on at the Special General Meeting on 6 March 2017 was advised to members in the SAHC's January newsletter.

Click here to go to the 6 March 2017 Special and Annual General Meeting documents.

While we would love to see as many financial members as possible at the meetings, if you are not able to attend the SGM and AGM, you can lodge a proxy form to exercise your vote.

The SAHC Committee recommends adopting the new constitution.

The legislation and model rules can be found at the following websites:
* Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (1 Sep 2016):

* Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 (26 Aug 2016):

* Fair Trading Model Constitution (Rules):

[20 February 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]

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 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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