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Joy Anne Murray (1951 - 2015), Countess of Dunmore
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of our esteemed Australian Co-Patron, Joy Anne Murray, The Right Honourable Countess of Dunmore, on 4 August 2015 after a short illness.  Joy and Malcolm Murray have been co-patrons and long term friends of the Scottish Australian Heritage Council.

Our sincere condolences go to Malcolm and his family for their loss and to Clan Murray.

The funeral will be held at Mersey Gardens Chapel, 20-24 Stony Rise Road, Devonport, Tasmania, on Monday 10 August 2015 at 2pm. A private interment as per Joy's request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the service to the Cancer Council.

[7 August 2015]

Scottish Week 2015 Honoured Guests
Madame Audrey and Alistair Henderson of Fordell
Chief of Clan Henderson

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Melbourne 12, 13 and 14 February 2016

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will appear at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th (two shows) and an extra show on Sunday 14th February. Tickets went on sale on 25th May on or

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has only ever left Edinburgh Castle three times in its 65 year history: Wellington in 2000, Sydney in 2005 and Sydney in 2010. In 2016 we will be doing a two stop international tour bringing the show to a live audience of up to 265,000 people and a TV audience of over 2 million.

[7 June 2015]


Australian Co-Patrons of the Scottish Australian Heritage Council

The SAHC is proud to announce that The Right Honourable The Earl and Countess of Dunmore, Malcolm and Joy Murray, are the Co-Patrons of the Council.  This builds upon our long relationship with the Murray family. Details are in our April 2015 newsletter.

[3 May 2015]


Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you about:
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* [updated] Who can call themselves a "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"? (About souvenir plots of land scams)
* 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)

[15 May 2015]

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