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SAHC Scottish Week 2022 is back! - BOOK NOW!

The SAHC's Scottish Week will be held on Friday 24 June to Tuesday 28 June incl.

Click on the following link to book Scottish Week events online:

SAHC Scottish Week 2022 Booking Form

[9 June 2022]

SAHC Annual General Meeting 2022

The SAHC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19 June via zoom (5:30pm Aus Eastern Time).

Financial and Life Members are able to vote.

1. Attendance and Apologies
2. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
3. Matters arising
4. President's report
5. Life Membership
6. Presentation of accounts
7. Setting Membership Fees
8. Election of Office Bearers and Committee Members
9. Declaration of Election
10. General Business
11. Next meeting.

Nominations for Committee Positions and Appointed Positions, for Life Members, items for General Business and Proxy Voting forms must be emailed by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022 to:

Papers for the meeting are located at the Council documents (click here) webpage and can be downloaded to your computer. The forms are able to be filled in.

To get the zoom link for the AGM, please email your request to attend to

[9 June 2022]

SAHC Membership 2022

Note membership for 2022 is due 1 January 2022

Thank you very much to everyone who has renewed their membership for 2022.

In recognition of the issues arising from the Covid pandemic, the SAHC has decided not to increase fees in 2022, which means that any increase in insurance and other costs will be absorbed this year again. Fees have remained the same for many years now.

Please join the SAHC or renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.

It is especially important for those organisations/associations that wish to participate in the SAHC's insurance policy program (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2022).

We have designed membership forms that can be completed online to help with this process.

The new membership forms are completed online and information about how to pay is provided as a separate step. These forms are available at the Membership tab above or via this link to the SAHC Membership Page

[1 June 2022]

Planning for events in 2022

With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions ahead of us, it is time to start to plan our foray into our Scottish and Celtic heritage and culture.

Thanks to the Scottish Banner, the SAHC brings you an update about events that are being planned for the remainder of 2021 and the first 6 months of 2022:


  • 30 November: St Andrew's Day
  • 25 December: Christmas = Nollaig Chridheil
  • 26 December: Boxing Day
  • 31 December: Hogmanay / New Year's Eve = Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

2022(# SAHC plans to attend this event)

  •   1 January: New Year's Day
  • 25 January: Rabbie Burns' birthday celebrations
  • 29 January: Hunter Valley Burns Night
    Hunter Valley Scots, Club Macquarie, Argenton, NSW.
  • 30 January: A Celebration of Scots Song
    Recital with Fiona Ross & Shane O'Mara, Kew Court House Theatre, Kew, Victoria
  • 31 January: Lachlan Macquarie's birthday
  •  1 February: 30th anniversary celebrations of the inauguration of the Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes
    Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes, NSW.
  • 20 March: Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival
    Eastfield Park, Croydon, Victoria.
  • 26-27 March: Warwick Celtic Fest
    Warwick, Queensland.
  • 15-16 April (Easter): Maclean Highland Gathering
    Maclean Showground, Maclean, NSW.
  • # 28 April-1 May: Australian Celtic Festival
    Celebrating the Year of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales
    Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes, NSW.
  • # 15 May: Parc Menai Celtic Festival
    Duncomb Place, Menai, NSW.
  • 22 May: Ipswich Gathering
    Ipswich Turf Club, Ipswich, Queensland.
  • # 28 May: Berry Celtic Festival
    Berry Showgrounds, Berry, NSW.
  • 10-13 June: National Celtic Festival
    Portarlington, Victoria.
  • 19 June: Townsville Tartan Day
    Townsville, Queensland.
  • # 24-28 June: SAHC's Scottish Week, Sydney
    See more information above.
  • # 2 July: Aberdeen Higland Gathering
    Jefferson Park, Aberdeen, NSW.
  • # 6 August: Bundanoon Highland Gathering
    Bundanoon, NSW.

Events already CANCELLED/POSTPONED in 2022

  •  1 January: Maryborough Highland Games - CANCELLED
    Maryborough, Victoria.
  • 28 January: SAHC dinner for Lachlan Macquarie's birthday - CANCELLED
    Sydney, New South Wales.
    Regretably, the SAHC announces that this event will not happen in 2022. The has taken stock of the current Covid-19 situation and the possible dire implications for our members and friends demographic. Instead, we plan to have the very interesting speaker we lined up for you in the Scottish Week program.
  •  5 February: Burns at Carlyle - POSTPONED. Date TBA
    Townsville, Queensland.
    The Townsville Scottish Community Inc. committee is disappointed to advise that due the changeable nature of current restrictions that are necessary to minimise the spread of Covid-19, we have decided to postpone Burns at Carlyle to a time when our capacity to hold a Scottish community event has become more stable.
  • 20 February: Richmond Highland Gathering - CANCELLED
    Richmond, Tasmania. (posted 1 October 2021) Now closed. It is very sad that 2020 was the last Higland Gathering in Tasmania.
  •  5 March: Scots Day Out - POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022
    Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria.
  •  2 April: Bundanoon Highland Gathering - POSTPONED TO 6 August 2022
    Bundanoon, NSW.
  • 4 June: Wingham Scottish Festival - POSTPONED TO 27 August 2022
    Wingham Central Park, Wingham, NSW.
  • 23 July: International Tartan Day - CANCELLED
    King George Square, Brisbane.

[31 May 2022]

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]