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======== Commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn ========
======================== Year of Homecoming Scotland =======================

Sydney Society for Scottish History (SSSH) meetings
The monthly meeting of the SSSH is on the third Thursday evening of each month starting at 7:30pm.



January 25
CANCELLED - Burns Supper, Sydney
International
Annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
Location: Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre
Cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman
Dress: Black tie/kilts
January 26
Australia Day Celtic Festival
10am - 5:30pm, Bradfield Park (under the Sydney Harbour Bridge - north end)
The Celtic Nations celebrating Australia Day - Celtic Council of Australia
http://www.celticcouncil.org.au/
January 31
Lachlan Macquarie Birthday Dinner
Australian
Annual celebration of one of Australia's Founding Fathers Lachlan Macquarie (31 January 1762 - 1 July 1824)
In the presence of the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir and Sir Nicholas Shehadie
Location: The Womens Club, 4th Floor, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Dress: Black tie/kilts

Speaker: Mr Paul Brunton OAM, Emeritus Curator, State Library of NSW
Topic: A Cow Called Fortune – The personal luggage of Governor and Mrs Macquarie

February 7-9
National Multicultural Festival
Canberra City, ACT
A weekend of colour, culture, festivities, food & drink, fun
http://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/
      * Saturday 8 Feb: 4pm - Queanbeyan Pipes & Drums lead the Children's March
      * Saturday 8 Feb: 5pm - Canberra City Pipes & Drums, Celtic Pipe Band lead
          the Grand March around Canberra's centre
      * Sunday 9 Feb: A whole day Scottish program, SAHC tent
February 10
Scottish Australian Heritage Council Annual General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Castlereagh Hotel, Level 2, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
March 2 Geelong Highland Gathering
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria
Two full day of Scottish family fun with pipe bands, dancing displays, Clans and more.
http://www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au/
March 20 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
Greenwich, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
April 5 Bundanoon Highland Gathering
Bundanoon, NSW
Australia's largest Scottish gathering with a full day of entertainment and activities including pipe bands, Scottish dancing, Clan village, stalls and much more-a great Scottish day out
http://www.brigadoon.net.au/
April 10 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
Greenwich, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
April 12 - 13 Australian & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships
Ballarat, Victoria
http://www.australianpipebandchampionships.com.au
April 14 Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
April 18 - 19 Maclean Highland Gathering
Maclean, NSW
http://www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au/
April 23 Funeral - Malcolm David Broun OAM QC
11:30am
Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, Cnr Delhi & Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park, NSW
April 25 Anzac Day - The Scottish act of remembrance
National
Contact Nea MacCulloch for Sydney information
treasurer {a} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
May 3 - 4


Australian Celtic Festival
Glen Innes, NSW
http://www.australiancelticfestival.com/
 6:30pm - Scottish Ball
 7:30pm - Concert to Celebrate the Year of Scotland
 5:45am - Piper in the mist, Standing Stones
 9:30am - Festival parade, Grey Street
 3:30pm - Guardians ceremony, Standing Stones
 6:00pm - Scottish BBQ, Glen Innes showground
 6:00pm - SAHC Celtic Festival Commissioners' dinner, New Tattersalls Hotel
 6:00pm - Australian Celtic Awards dinner, Glen Innes and District Services Club
 7:00pm - Sapphire concert, Standing Stones
11:55am - Celtic Awards announcements and presentations, Standing Stones
12 noon - Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Standing Stones
12:30pm - Parade of Tartans, Clan roll call, Stone laying ceremony
 1:00pm - Massed Pipe Bands, Standing Stones
May 22 POSTPONED - Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
May 24 Berry Celtic Festival
Berry, NSW
http://www.berryrotary.org.au/#!celtic-festival/c1syc
May 30 -
June 1
Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
Wingham, NSW
http://www.manninghistorical.org/
 7:00pm - Single Malt Whisky tasting, Wingham Services Club
 7:30pm - Family Dance, Wingham Memorial Town Hall
 9:30am - Street parade
 6:30pm - Scottish Ball
 7:30am - Thanksgiving Service, Blessing of Banners, BBQ, Wingham Riverside Reserve
10:00am - Colloquium of Clan and Celtic association Leaders, Tellers Restaurant
 2:00pm - Scottish Concert, Wingham Memorial Town Hall
June 10 Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
June 22 Battle of Bannockburn celebrations - at our own Aussie Bannockburn
Bannockburn, Geelong, Victoria
http://www.battleofbannockburn2014.com.au/
June 23 - 24 Battle of Bannockburn, near Stirling, Scotland
On 23 and 24 June 1314, Robert the Bruce faced King Edward II at Bannockburn, near Stirling. The Scots army was outnumbered almost three to one. It was was a significant Scottish victory, one of the most decisive battles of the First War of Scottish Independence, and remains one of the iconic cornerstones in the history of Scotland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn/
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June 23 -
July 1



Mon 23 June



Tue 24 June


Fri 27 June


Sat 28 June

28 - 30 June


Sun 29 June

Mon 30 June


Mon 30 June

Tue 1 July



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Scottish Heritage Celebrations 2014, Sydney, NSW
Check back here and the SAHC newsletter for more details and bookings.
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

 7:00pm - Lecture: 'Between romance and history: the Scotangle' Stewarts in love and war in late Medieval Scotland, England and France' by Prof. Michael Bennett, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Mitchell theatre, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW

 7:00pm - Lecture and dinner: 'Bannockburn: the battle, the legend' by Dr Matthew Golzier, Iconic Room, Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney, NSW

 7:00pm - Bannockburn Dinner Dance, Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW

 2:00pm - Scottish Independence Forum, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Mitchell theatre, 280 Pitt St, Sydney

 Grand Australasian Highland Dancing Championships, Newington College, Stanmore, NSW
      https://www.facebook.com/GrandAustralasianChampionshipsOfAustralia

 10:00am - Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, NSW

 12 noon - Scottish Australian Cairn Ceremony (cairn inspection and light lunch) - Rawson Park, Cross St, Mosman, Sydney

 6:30pm - A Bannockburn themed lecture - TBA

 12 noon - Celebrate National Tartan Day - Tartan Day lunch, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney

http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/
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July 5 - 6 Aberdeen Highland Games
Aberdeen, NSW
http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/
July 17 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
July 25 - 28 International Highland Dancing Championships
Niagara Park, NSW
http://www.ihdfa.org.au/
August 2
Calum's Ceilidh
2pm, Epping Uniting Church, Oxford St, Epping, NSW
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/
August 18 Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
August 21 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
September 6 Central Coast Gathering of the Clans
Norah Heads Sports Ground, Norah Heads, NSW
http://www.gatheringoftheclans.weebly.com/
September 9 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."'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Flodden/
September 11 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stirling_Bridge/
September 18 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
September 20 Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival
Nelson Bay, NSW
http://www.clansonthecoast.com/
October 11 Canberra Highland Gathering
Kett Street, Kambah, Canberra, ACT
http://www.gathering.canberracollegepipesdrums.org/
October 12 Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
TBA, Canberra, ACT
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
October 16 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
November 20
Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
November 30
St Andrews Day celebrations
National
St Andrew's Day, 30 November, is the fast day of St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/st-andrews-day
November 30
St Andrews Day - Kirkin' o' the Tartan & Emirates Airlines raffle draw
10:00am - Kirkin' o' the Tartan, St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney
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
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/
December 8 Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
December 18 Sydney Society for Scottish History
For details of the presentation see the link at top of this calendar
TBA, Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/docs/sssh.pdf
December 31
Hogmanay celebrations
National
http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/hogmanay
=== 2015 ===
================================= 2015 ==================================

January 24
Burns night - Celebrating the Bard's 255th birthday
Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
Come and celebrate Scotland's Bard's birthday with friends in Sydney
http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au/
January 25
Robert Burns' 255th birthday
International
Annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/burns-night
January 26
Australia Day Celtic Festival
10am - 5:30pm, Bradfield Park (under the Sydney Harbour Bridge - north end)
The Celtic Nations celebrating Australia Day - Celtic Council of Australia
Recognition Ceremony for Clan Donald Commissioner NSW & ACT, Mr Lachie Macdonald
http://www.celticcouncil.org.au/
January 31
Lachlan Macquarie birthday dinner
7 for 7:30pm, The Womens Club, 4th Floor, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Dress: Black tie/kilts
February
13 - 15
National Multicultural Festival
Canberra City, ACT
A weekend of colour, culture, festivities, food & drink, fun
http://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/

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