A Scottish CALENDAR in Australia 2016 (Archive)

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Sydney Society for Scottish History (SSSH) meetings
The monthly meeting of the SSSH is on the third Thursday evening of each month starting at 7:00pm.
For details see:
https://www.facebook.com/Sydney-Society-for-Scottish-History-277766848952898/

2016

Clan Buchanan 1016 - 2016
One Thousand Years a Clan
Contact: Malcolm Buchanan, clan.buchanan@hotmail.com
http://clanbuchanan.spruz.com/

January
 9 - 23
Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Hobart
LINC State Library, 91 Murray St, Hobart
See this amazing international community art project, with 308 embroidered panels telling stories of the Scottish Diaspora, on its international tour to Australia.
January 23
SAHC's Big Burns Night Out - Robert Burns' 257th birthday dinner (2016)
7:00pm for 7:30pm, Cello's Restaurant, Castlereagh Inn, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Celebrate Scotland's Bard's birthday with friends in Sydney. The occasion is being held in conjunction with the Heriot Club of Australia.

Dress: Black tie/kilts

www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
January 25
Robert Burns' 257th birthday (2016)
International
Annual birthday celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/burns-night
January 26
Australia Day Celtic Festival
10am - 5:30pm, Bradfield Park, Milsons Point (under the Sydney Harbour Bridge - north end)
The Celtic Nations celebrating Australia Day - Celtic Council of Australia
www.celticcouncil.org.au
January 30
Lachlan Macquarie 254th birthday dinner (2016)
6:30pm for 7:00pm, The Womens Club, 4th Floor, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Speaker: Mr Robin Walsh, Macquarie University

www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
January 31
Lachlan Macquarie 254th birthday (2016)
International
Annual birthday celebration of Australia's "Father of the Nation" Lachlan Macquarie (31 January 1762 - 1 July 1824)
http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macquarie-lachlan-2419
February
 3 - 24
Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Albury
Library Museum, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
See this amazing international community art project, with 308 embroidered panels telling stories of the Scottish Diaspora, on its international tour to Australia.
February 8
SAHC Annual General Meeting
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Please participate in the Council's AGM by nominating for a position or sending in a proxy vote (forms are located at the Council tab above).
Contact the Secretary: info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au>
February
12 - 14
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!
http://edinburghtattoo.com.au/index.html
February 13
Scots Day Out
Rosalind Park, 1 Williamson St, Bendigo, Victoria
Scots Day Out is a free community event held on the second Saturday of February, organised by Golden City Pipe Band.
www.scotsdayout.com
February
12 - 14
National Multicultural Festival
Canberra City centre, ACT
A weekend of colour, culture, festivities, food & drink, fun.

The Celtic Ceilidh and the SAHC tent will be there on Sunday 14 February

From 9:30am: The SAHC is at stall site C4 (on the west side of Petrie Plaza.)

1pm to 5pm: The Celtic Ceilidh is at Stage 4 [corner of Alinga St and Northbourne Ave (southbound)]:
  • 1:00 pm - Canberra Celtic Pipe Band
  • 1:50 pm - Canberra Celtic Choir
  • 2:20 pm - Humbug
  • 2:50 pm - Queanbeyan Pipe Band
  • 3:15 pm - Irish Dancing
  • 3:35 pm - Burns Pipes & Drums
  • 4:00 pm - Highland Dancing
  • 4:25 pm - Scottish Country Dancing

  • www.multiculturalfestival.com.au
    February 21
    Richmond Highland Gathering
    Village Green, Richmond, Tasmania
    www.facebook.com/StAndrewSocietyHobartTasmaniaAustralia
    February 28 -
    March 13
    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Wangaratta, Victoria
    Wangaratta Library, 21 Docker St, Wangaratta
    9:30am - 6:00pm (Monday to Saturday).
    See this amazing international community art project, with 305 embroidered panels telling stories of the Scottish Diaspora, on its international tour to Australia.

    March 8

    International Women's Day
    Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women - from Scotland to Australia and beyond.
    www.internationalwomensday.com

    March 10
    International Bagpipe Day
    International
    International Bagpipe Day was initiated by The Bagpipe Society UK and first held on 10 March 2012 to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions.
    www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/international-bagpipe-day

    March
    11- 13
    Clan Davidson International Gathering
    Canberra, ACT
    Contact: Geoff Davidson, 0417 240 187 or

    March
    17- 24
    Clan Donald Australasia Forum
    Geelong, Vic
    Contact:
    www.clandonaldaustralia.com
    March 20
    Geelong Highland Gathering
    Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd, Corio, Victoria
    www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au
    March 23 -
    April 3
    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - Camperdown, Sydney (organised by the Sydney Stitchers)
    Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St (off Mallett St), Camperdown, Sydney
    10:00am - 6:00pm (closed Good Friday 25 March).
    See this amazing international community art project, with 305 embroidered panels telling stories of the Scottish Diaspora, on its international tour to Australia.

    From 9 April the tapestry departs for Otago, New Zealand (Toitu Otago Settlers Museum).
    March
    25 - 26
    Maclean Highland Gathering
    Maclean Showground, 12 Cameron Street, Maclean, NSW
    www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au
    27 March
    International Whisk(e)y Day
    International
    www.internationalwhiskyday.org
    April 3 Ringwood Highland Games
    Jubilee Park, Reilly Street, Ringwood, Vic
    www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org/programme
    April 6, 1320
    The Declaration of Arbroath, Arbroath, Scotland
    (and International Tartan Day in the northern hemisphere)
    The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence made in 1320. It is in the form of a letter in Latin submitted to Pope John XXII, dated 6 April 1320, intended to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state and defending Scotland's right to use military action when unjustly attacked.

    "For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself" (from the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320).

    John Prebble says, "Two things make the Declaration of Arbroath the most important document in Scottish history.
    Firstly it set the will and the wishes of the people above the King.
    Secondly, the manifesto affirmed the nation's independence in a way no battle could, and justified it with a truth that is beyond nation and race."
    J. Prebble, The Lion in the North: One Thousand Years of Scotland's History, Penguin Books, 1973.
    http://www.constitution.org/scot/arbroath.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Arbroath
    April 9
    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
    www.brigadoon.net.au
    April
    24 - 15
    Maclean Highland Gathering
    Maclean Showground, 12 Cameron Street, Maclean, NSW
    www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au
    April 16, 1746 Battle of Culloden, Culloden Moor, Scotland
    Towards one o'clock, the Jacobite artillery opened fire on government soldiers. The government responded with their own cannon, and the Battle of Culloden began. Bombarded by cannon shot and mortar bombs, the Jacobite clans held back, waiting for the order to attack. At last they moved forwards, through hail, smoke, murderous gunfire and grapeshot. Around eighty paces from their enemy they started to fire their muskets and charged. Some fought ferociously. Others never reached their goal. The government troops had finally worked out bayonet tactics to challenge the dreaded Highland charge and broadsword. The Jacobites lost momentum, wavered, then fled. Hardly an hour had passed between the first shots and the final flight of the Prince's army. Although a short battle by European standards, it was an exceptionally bloody one.
    www.nts.org.uk/culloden
    April 18
     6:30 - 8:30 pm
    SAHC Committee meeting
    Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney (2nd floor)

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    April 25
    Anzac Day - The Scottish act of remembrance
    National
    Contact Nea MacCulloch for Sydney information
    treasurer {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    April 29 -
    May 1
    Australian Celtic Festival 2016 - Year of the Isle of Man
    Glen Innes, NSW
    www.australiancelticfestival.com
    - Australian Celtic Awards dinner, Glen Innes and District Services Club (Sat 30 April, 6pm)
    - Parade of Tartans, Clan roll call (Sun 1 May, 10:50am)
    - Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Standing Stones (Sun 1 May, 11:10am)
    May
    Internaitonal Whisky Month
    International
    www.visitscotland.com/see-do/food-drink/whisky/whisky-month
    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."'
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Flodden/
    May 14
    Clan Mackenzie Society of Australia National Gathering
    The Scots School, Albury, NSW
    Contact: Ian Mackenzie, (03)98853963 or imckvsv@gmail.com
    www.clanmackenzie.org.au
    May 14
    Scots School Albury Highland Gathering
    The Scots School, Albury, NSW
    www.scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au/highland-gathering
    May 16
     6:30 - 8:30 pm
    SAHC Committee meeting
    Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney (2nd floor)

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    May 21
    World Whisky Day (World Whisky Month is May each year)
    International
    www.worldwhiskyday.org
    www.visitscotland.com/see-do/food-drink/whisky/whisky-month
    May 28 - 29
    Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
    Wingham, NSW
    Festival flyer: http://www.manninghistorical.org/bwsf2016flyershort.pdf/
    www.manninghistorical.org
    May 29
    SAHC Scottish Clan and Celtic Leaders' Colloquium, Wingham
    Wingham, NSW
    10:00am - Colloquium of Clan and Celtic association Leaders, Australia Hotel, Wingham
    www.manninghistorical.org

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    May 28 - 29
    SDAA Championships and Competitions
    Caringbah High School Auditorium, 85 Willarong Road, Caringbah NSW
    Contact: Elizabeth Munro, Mob: 0408 612 808, or
    www.sdaa.org.au
    May 28
    Berry Celtic Festival
    Berry Showground, Berry, NSW
    www.berryrotary.org.au/#!celtic-festival/c1syc
    June 6
     6:30 - 8:30 pm
    SAHC Committee meeting
    Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney (2nd floor)

    Contact: Susan Cooke,
    June 10
    International Heraldry Day - 10 June annually
    International
    International Heraldry Day was established in 2013 to celebrate heraldry in all its forms and regardless of jurisdiction, geography, customs and favourite period.
    www.facebook.com/celebrateheraldry
    https://theaustralianheraldrysociety.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/june-10-is-international-heraldry-day/
    June 18, 1815
    Battle of Waterloo, Waterloo, Belgium (then Netherlands)
    On 18 June 1815, a French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. The Scottish regiments were involved:
    * the 9th Brigade commanded by Major-General Sir Denis Pack included the Royal Scots, the 42nd Black Watch, the 92nd Gordons and the 44th Foot totalling something over 2,000 men
    * the Union Brigade commanded by Major-General Sir William Ponsonby included the Scots Greys.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo/
    June 20
    Scottish Ceilidh Ball and Debutante presentation
    Hosted by the Scottish Dancing Association of Australia
    6:30pm, St Andrew's College, 19 Carillon Ave, Newtown, NSW
    Guests of Honour are Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO and Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE.
    Contact: Alison Hughes, mob: 0404 145 622, or
    www.sdaa.org.au
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    June 17 - 24
    Scottish Heritage Celebrations 2016, Sydney, NSW
    Contact: info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

    18 June, Saturday: (9am) Scottish Highland Festival
                                       - St Leonards Park music shell, Miller Street, North Sydney

                                       (5:30pm) History Talk: “A delinquent youth in sixteenth century Glasgow.”
                                       Professor Elizabeth Ewan
                                       - Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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

                                   (11:30am) Clans & Families Forum (All Clan & Family Societies welcome)
                                    - Church hall, St Andrew’s Scots Presbyterian Church, Dover Road, Rose Bay

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

    21 June, Tuesday: Clan Gregor event (contact: mcgregorf@tasmanet.com.au)

                                     (6:30pm) History Talk: “A Scottish Inheritance? Mary Bennett, the Aboriginal Cause and the Legacies of the Past” Dr Alison Holland
                                      - Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

    22 June, Wednesday: (from 11:30am) Scotland/Australia Cairn inspection ceremony
                                           - Rawson Park, Cross Street, Mosman

    23 June, Thursday: (10am) Historic site visit to Parramatta old city precinct
                                       - Meet outside Old Government House (back gate), Parramatta Park, Parramatta

    26 June, Sunday: (10am) Tartan Day Kirkin' o' the Tartan
                                    - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
                                       Cnr Johnston & Collins Streets, Annandale

      2 July, Saturday: Aberdeen Highland Games, Aberdeen, NSW

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    June
    23 - 24, 1314
    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/
    June 26
    Townsville Tartan Day
    Cotters markets, Townsville, Qld
    www.facebook.com/townsvillescots
    Contact: Marie Gibson,
    July 1
    International Tartan Day, Australasia
    In Australasia International Tartan Day is held on 1 July, which is the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. It is held to recognize and celebrate the contribution of Scots and their descendants to Australian history.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan_Day
    July 2
    Aberdeen Highland Games
    Aberdeen, NSW
    www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com
    July 10
    Scotland in the Park
    Greenbank Reserve, Middle Road, Greenbank, Qld
    Contact: Neil Macdonald, Mob: 0412 090 990, or president {at} scottishclans.org.au
    www.scottishclans.org.au
    July 16
    International Tartan Day (Australian Scottish Community Qld)
    King George Square, Brisbane City, Qld
    www.aussie-scots.org.au
    July 21, 1796
    220th Anniversary of Robert Burns death, Dumfries, Scotland - Robert Burns International Toast
    Robert Burns was born into a farming family at Alloway in Ayrshire in 1759. He died in Dumfries at the early age of 37 on 21 July 1796. Yet in that short time he had taken the Scottish literary world by storm, and had secured a place for himself in history and in legend.

    So, raise a glass of your favourite dram and participate in the Robert Burns International Toast on 21 July. Facing Alloway, Scotland, make the first toast to Robert Burns birthplace, then to Dumfries, Scotland, to toast his life.

    http://digital.nls.uk/robert-burns/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns
    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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Killiecrankie
    July 27
    National Scotch Day, USA and elsewhere too
    On July 27, enjoy a dram of fine Scotch whisky as it is National Scotch Day. Scotch is one of the best known whisky types which is produced, labeled, and packaged in a manner specified by strict regulations. Scotch whisky has been produced since the late 15th century. All Scotch was originally made from malted barley. Modern Scotch is made from malt and grain which can be combined in different ways to create blends. There are five distinct types of Scotch: single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch. According to regulations, any drink bearing the label “Scotch” mist be distilled in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for at least three years. It must not contain added substances, other than water and plain caramel coloring, and must comprise a minimum 40% ABV (alcohol by volume). There is a number of other, more specific criteria, but these are the main ones.
    https://anydayguide.com/calendar/1157

    Note also:
    - International Whisky Day on 27 March
    - World Whisky Day on 17 May.
    July 29 -
    August 1
    International Highland Dancing Championships
    Niagara Park, Gosford, NSW
    www.cchdi.org.au
    August 8
     6:30 - 8:30 pm
    SAHC Committee meeting
    Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney (2nd floor)

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    September 3
    Central Coast Gathering of the Clans
    Norah Heads Sports Ground, Norah Heads, NSW
    www.gatheringoftheclans.weebly.com
    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."'
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Flodden/
    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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stirling_Bridge/
    September 17
    Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival
    Nelson Bay, NSW
    www.clansonthecoast.com
    September 18
    Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run
    Armadale, WA
    www.armadale.wa.gov.au/events/highland-gathering-perth-kilt-run-0
    September 27 to 30
    Ninth Australian Conference of Celtic Studies: 'Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World'
    University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW

    Contact: Professor Jonathan Wooding, jonathan.wooding {at} sydney.edu.au

    http://sydney.edu.au/arts/celtic_studies/about/events/index.shtml?id=8391

    SAHC and its members, along with other organisations in Australia, have raised funds to bring a scholar from The Society of Antiquaries, Scotland, to participate in the conference.
    October 1 to 2
    Australian Pipe Band Championships
    Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga, NSW
    The premiere Australian competition for bagpipe and drum bands held every two years.
    Contact:
    https://australianpipebandchamps.com/
    October 8
    Canberra Highland Gathering
    Kett Street, Kambah, Canberra, ACT
    Contact:
    http://canberragathering.com.au/
    October 9
     10:00 am
    Scottish Australian Heritage Council committee meeting
    Poppy's Cafe, War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell, ACT

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    October 9
    Mount Barker Highland Gathering - CANCELLED
    Keith Stephenson Park, Mount Barker, South Australia
    Contact:
    www.facebook.com/MountBarkerHighlandGathering
    October 6 to
    November 27
    Royal Scots Dragoons Pipes & Drums
    The world-famous Pipes & Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards will visit Australia. With the highest profile of the British military concert bands, this promises to be a spectacular concert, giving audiences a whole new experience in Scottish traditional classic tunes, superbly blended with modern music arrangements. the bands performance will also feature some of their major hits.

    Contact: various booking agencies or local venues - search on the internet:
    (info at: lionelmidfordpublicity.com/profile_the_world_famous_pipes_drums.html)
    October   6 Brolga Theatre, Maryborough, Qld
    October   7 Empire Theatres, Toowoomba, Qld
    October   8 Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW
    October   9 The Events Centre, Caloundra, Qld
    October 11 Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, Qld
    October 12 QPAC Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane City, Qld
    October 13 Civic Theatre, Townsville, Qld
    October 14 Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, Qld
    October 15 Entertainment Convention Centre, Mackay, Qld
    October 16 Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, Qld
    October 18 Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Dubbo, NSW
    October 19 Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, NSW
    October 20 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW
    October 21 State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
    October 22 Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
    October 23 WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
    October 24 Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Vic
    October 25 Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga, NSW October 26 Regional Theatre, Griffith, NSW
    October 28 Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree, NSW
    October 29 Tamworth Regional Entertainment Conference Centre, Tamworth, NSW
    October 30 Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
    November   1 Canberra Theatre, Civic, ACT
    November   2 Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat, Vic
    November   4 Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
    November   5 Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood, WA
    November   6 Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
    November   9 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Hindmarsh, SA
    November 10 Victorian Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Vic
    November 11 Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Vic
    November 12 Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Vic
    November 13 Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic
    November 16 West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Vic
    November 17 Princess Theatre, Launceston, Tas
    November 18 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Glenorchy, Tas
    November 19 Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport, Tas
    November 20 Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool Vic
    November 23 Horsham Town Hall Theatre, Horsham, Vic
    November 25 Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, Vic
    November 27 Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier, SA
    October 30
    Clan MacGillivray Society Australia 40th Anniversary Gathering
    12 to 4pm, MacGillivray Hall, Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo, Victoria
    Anyone interested in attending this event should go to the Clan MacGillivray Society website for more details. It is anticipated that the newly appointed Clan Commander from Scotland will be a special guest. Members of Clan Chattan are very welcome.
    Euan McGillivray
    Secretary
    Contact:
    www.clanmacgillivraysocietyaustralia.com
    October 29 to 30
    Battle of Bannockburn 2016 Timeline Festival
    Bannockburn Golf Club, Shelford-Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn, Victoria
    Contact:
    www.timeline.org.au
    November 5
    Clan MacLennan Society Australia Gathering/Ceilidh
    6.30 pm, Roseville Memorial Club, Pacific Highway, Roseville, NSW
    Cost: $15 per person.
    Contact: Bruce McLennan, 0416 231 939 or
         
    www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/aust
    November 6
    Clan Forsyth Day
    1 to 5pm, Uniting Church Hall, Clanwilliam Street, Willoughby, NSW
    This is the day to bring along your Forsyth mementos: photos, literature, artworks…. anything related to your clan and your family history.
    The focus this year will be on ‘Forsyths in the Community.’ What your ancestors did serving others…honorary positions, good deeds, charity work etc? Bring along certificates, medals, rewards and recognition through the media.
    The day also gives you a chance to meet other clan members and to have refreshments including tea, coffee, delicious sandwiches and cakes.
    Members of other clans are welcome!
    Contact: RSVP to Judy Forsyth by 23 October, (02) 9634 2749,
    www.clanforsythaustralia.org
    Nov 13, 1715
    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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sheriffmuir
    Sat Nov 19
    Scottish House 22nd Anniversary Lunch - “A Celebration of Scottish Songs and Dance”
    Granville Diggers, 5 Memorial Drive, Granville NSW 2142 (Jubilee Room)
    11:00am – 3:00pm, $40.00 incl. 2 course lunch & entertainment

    www.scottishhouse.org.au
    Sat Nov 26


    SAHC's St Andrew’s Ceilidh & Drawing of Emirates raffle
    7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
    Uniting Church Hall, 3 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt, NSW
    Supper is included. All dances will be called and walked through accompanied by Iain McKenzie, accordionist.

    Drawing of the Scottish Australian Heritage Council/Emirates Raffle 2016
    (Two economy return tickets Sydney/Glasgow/Sydney)

    Cost: $25 per person, $20 students, $10 children.
    Council parking behind the Hall entry in Marion Street

    www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

    Sat Nov 26
    St Andrew’s Night - Port Adelaide Caledonian Society
    189 Semaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia
    Contact:
    www.scots-sa.org.au/PACS.htm
    Sun Nov 27
    St Andrews Day - Kirkin' o' the Tartan services in Canberra and Sydney
    Kirkin' o' the Tartan (Canberra & Sydney):
      9:30am - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, Forrest, ACT
    10:00am - St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney.
    Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal.

    Sydney: the Tartan Ramble will NOT be held in 2016

    Wed Nov 30
    St Andrews Day celebrations
    National
    St Andrew's Day, 30 November, is the feast day of St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
    www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/st-andrews-day
    Mon Dec 12
     6:30 - 8:30 pm
    SAHC Committee meeting
    Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney (2nd floor)

    Contact: Susan Cooke, info {at} scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au
    Sun Dec 25
    Merry Christmas = Nollaig Chridheil
    Sat Dec 31
    Hogmanay celebrations
    Happy New Year = Bliadhna mhath ùr
    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.
    www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/hogmanay

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