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Kirkin' o' the Tartan Church services celebrating St Andrew's Day

Sunday 26 November 2023

  • Sydney, 10.00am at St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney CBD

  • Canberra, 9.30am at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Forrest, ACT

  • Toukley, 9.30am at St David’s Presbyterian Church, Toukley, NSW.

    St Andrew's Day is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle and is celebrated every year in Scotland on the 30 November. In 1320, St Andrew officially became the patron saint of Scotland when the country's independence was declared with the signing of The Declaration of Arbroath.
    On St Andrew's Day, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the patron saint of Scotland and the country's national day with a holiday and fantastic events, which showcase the very best of Scottish culture.
    This link takes you to more information about St Andrew's Day - at VisitScotland

    Pictured: the stained-glass window in the Glenlyon Kirk, which stands in the tiny hamlet of Innerwick, Scotland (in the Scottish borders south of Dunbar).

    [17 November 2023]

    SAHC insurance update & Membership Fees for Clan & Family Associations

    The SAHC has received updated information from its insurers for our 2024 FY (1 January to 31 December 2024). The new rates for SAHC members are:
  • Public Liability: $152
  • Volunteers/Workers: $66 (volunteers are covered from 16 years to under 95 years)
  • SAHC Clan Membership: $25.

  • The Membership renewal/new application form is now available at
    this link to the SAHC Membership Page

    [14 November 2023]

    SAHC 2024 Individual, Family and Student membership fees

    The SAHC will advise shortly these general membership fees for 2024.

    The updated 2024 membership form will be available on the SAHC Membership page shortly.

    [14 November 2023]

    Change of SAHC's postal address

    The SAHC has changed its postal address for the receipt of paper-based documents where they cannot be sent to our general email address, for example, membership and insurance forms, clan and society newsletters. These paper documents should be sent to the following address:
    9/61 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia.

    [25 May 2023]

    Your 2023 SAHC Committee (Annual General Meeting)

    The SAHC's Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 21 May 2023 (via zoom).

    Life Memberships were awarded to:
    Malcolm Murray, The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Dunmore, Patron of the SAHC
    Pauline Finlay and Bruce Finlay

    Committee election results:
    President: Malcolm Buchanan
    Deputy President, Treasurer, Public Officer: Nea MacCulloch
    Vice President (Tartan Officer): Susan Cooke
    Vice President (History): Prof. Sybil Jack
    Vice President (Clans Liaison): Geoff Davidson
    Secretary, Director Publicity: Carol Budlong
    Membership Secretary: Judy Buchanan
    Director Media Production: Stephen Hope
    History Consultant: Lorna Barrow
    Heraldry Consultant: Mal Edmiston
    Highland Dancing Liaison: Liz Munro
    Genealogy Consultant, Annual Program Editor: Barbara Gurney
    General committee: Mal Nicolson, Ian Young, Susan Wanless.

    [25 May 2023]

    Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions ?

    We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab above about:
    * SAHC Life Members
    * Honoured Guests for Scottish Week
    * 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).

    [17 December 2021]