EVENTS for 2015

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Sydney Society for Scottish History (SSSH) meetings
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The monthly meeting of the SSSH is on the third Thursday evening of each month starting at 7:00pm.

July 27, 1689
Battle of Killiekrankie, Killiecrankie, Scotland
The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought between Highland Scottish clans supporting King James VII of Scotland (also known as James II of England) and troops supporting King William of Orange on 27 July 1689, during the first Jacobite uprising. Although it was a stunning victory for the Jacobites, it had little overall effect on the outcome of the war and left their leader dead.
August 1
Calum's Ceilidh POSTPONED
2pm, Epping Uniting Church, Oxford St, Epping, NSW
A great time and a fundraiser in support of Scots Gaelic language teaching at Sydney University.
September 5
Central Coast Gathering of the Clans
Norah Heads Sports Ground, Norah Heads, NSW
Sept 9, 1513
Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, England
On 9 September 1513, the battle was fought in Northumberland, England, between a Scots army under King James IV and an English army. It was an English victory. In terms of troop numbers, it was the largest battle fought between the two Kingdoms. James IV was killed in the battle, becoming the last monarch from the British Isles to suffer such a death, along with 12,000 Scots at the least, including 'the best gentlemen and "flower of Scotland."'
Sept 11, 1297
Battle of Stirling Bridge, Stirling, Scotland
On 11 September 1297, the forces of Andrew Moray and William Wallace defeated the English forces near Stirling on the River Forth.
September 19
Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival
Nelson Bay, NSW
October 10
Canberra Highland Gathering
Kett Street, Kambah, Canberra, ACT
October 11
Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
10am, Poppy's Cafe, War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell, ACT
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October 31
150th anniversary of Carss Park (Kogarah Historical Society with the SAHC)
Carss Bush Park, Allawah Avenue, Carss Park, NSW
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November 13
Battle of Sheriffmuir, Sheriffmuir, Scotland
The Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 occurred at the height of the Jacobite rebellion led by John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar. The battle was inconclusive, with both sides claiming victory. However, in strategic terms John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, had halted the Jacobite advance.
November 29
St Andrews Day - Kirkin' o' the Tartan services in Sydney and Canberra
10:00am - Kirkin' o' the Tartan:
- St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney
- St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, Forrest, ACT.

Sydney: Tartan Ramble and Emirates
About 11:30am - March of the Clans, from the corner of Martin Place and Macquarie St, Sydney
12 noon - Tartan Flash Mob and Emirates Airlines raffle draw, Hyde Park, Sydney.
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November 30
St Andrews Day celebrations
St Andrew's Day, 30 November, is the fast day of St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
December 31
Hogmanay celebrations
Hogmanay is the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. However, it is normally only the start of a celebration that lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day (1 January). There are many customs, both national and local, associated with Hogmanay. The most widespread national custom is the practice of first-footing, which starts immediately after midnight.

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January 25
Robert Burns' 257th birthday (2016)
Annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
Febuary 12 -
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Vic
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium in 2016.
Tickets went on sale on 25 May 2015. A new show is scheduled for 14 Feb. Book early so that you don't miss out!

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