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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Melbourne 12 & 13 February 2016

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will appear at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February. Tickets go on sale on 25th May on or

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has only ever left Edinburgh Castle three times in its 65 year history: Wellington in 2000, Sydney in 2005 and Sydney in 2010. In 2016 we will be doing a two stop international tour bringing the show to a live audience of up to 265,000 people and a TV audience of over 2 million.

[13 May 2015]


Scottish Heritage Week 2015, Sydney NSW

Scottish Heritage Week will be held in Sydney from Friday 26 June to Wednesday 1 July 2015. See the indicative program below.

The SAHC is delighted to announce that the Honoured Guests for Scottish Week are Alistair, Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, and Audrey, Madam Henderson of Fordell.

Australian Co-Patrons of the Scottish Australian Heritage Council

The SAHC is proud to announce that The Right Honourable The Earl and Countess of Dunmore, Malcolm and Joy Murray, are the Co-Patrons of the Council.  This builds upon our long relationship with the Murray family. Details are in our April 2015 newsletter.

[3 May 2015]


SAHC Events Calendar has been updated

The SAHC events calendar has been substantially updated.

[12 May 2015]

Scottish Heritage Week 2015, Sydney NSW, will be held from Friday 26 June to Wednesday 1 July 2015. The indicative program is:

Friday 26 June
pm Reception to meet the Honoured Guest, the Chief of Clan Henderson and Evening lecture
Saturday 27 June
pm Burns themed Scottish Dinner at the Castlereagh Inn
Sunday 28 June
am Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Church, Annandale
pm Lecture "De-mystifying DNA" Chris Lindesay
Monday 29 June
am Scottish Cairn ceremony, Mosman
pm Lecture “St Kilda migrants” Emeritus Prof Eric Richards
Tuesday 30 June
An event TBA
pm Lecture “The Scottish in WWI” Prof Sean Brawley
Wednesday 1 July
Parliamentary Luncheon commemorating National Tartan Day

Details are in the SAHC event calendar.

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you about:
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* [updated] Who can call themselves a "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"? (About souvenir plots of land scams)
* 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)

[15 May 2015]

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