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SAHC Event Booking and Membership Forms 2014

SAHC Members and Guests are encouraged to support the activities during the upcoming Scottish Heritage Celebrations.

The following forms can be downloaded and information filled in to email to the relevant SAHC person.

SAHC Scottish Heritage Celebrations 2014, 23 June - 1 July - RSVP by 19 June 2014 or sooner appreciated
-  Click here to download the booking form

For those who are considering supporting the activities of the Council and enjoying great events, please consider joining the Council.

2014 SAHC Membership form (new members and renewals)
-  2014 SAHC Membership form (new members and renewals)

[25 Apr 2014]

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
June 23 - July 1: Scottish Heritage Celebrations 2014, Sydney, NSW
Enquiries to: info {at}

 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, Ionic 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

 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

[25 May 2014]


Emirates raffle 2014
The SAHC is delighted that Emirates continues its spnsorship of the SAHC with a raffle prize of a return econiomy trip for one Sydney to Glasgow. But, it doesn't stop there. The SAHC has added to the value of te prize.
The total value of the prize this year is $5,000, including one Emirates economy class return ticket Sydney - Glasgow, 2 nightsí accommodation and $1,000 for spending or put toward another ticket. Prizes are subject to availability.

Get your raffle tickets from Susan Wanless or SAHC committee member at events.
Thank you Emirates Airlines for your continued support. You have a great baggage allowances.


The latest Sydney Society for Scottish History notice is at a link on the calendar page.

The event calendar is now available at the calendar tab above.
The printed program has been posted to all SAHC members along with the April newsletter.

Movie tickets: Sunshone on Leith
The SAHC is pleased to offer 5 two-for-one tickets for the new Scottish-based movie, SUNSHINE N LEITH, which started in Australian movie theatres on 22 May.

SUNSHINE ON LEITH is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. Adapted from the acclaimed stage musical by Stephen Greenhorn it features the euphoric music of The Proclaimers. This is the second feature from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher (

"A Musical set in Scotland about two former soldiers back home after serving in Afghanistan seems an unlikely prospect, but thatís a nutshell description of the beguiling Sunshine on Leith , which is structured around songs by Scottish duo the Proclaimers, whose hit 500 Miles forms the filmís climax" (David Stratton (3.5 stars), The Australian, 24 May 2014).

Check out your nearby Australian movie theatre and if you are one of the first five people to contact us with the correct answer to the following question, we will get you one lot of two-for-one tickets.

The question is, "There is a statue of an early Governor of New South Wales located in Leith, Scotland. Who is the statue of?"

Please email your answer to ""

[30 May 2014]

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?
We have posted some new information. Have a look at:
1. Australia Tartan
2. Scottish Australian flag
2. [updated] Who can call themselves a "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"? (About souvenir plots of land scams)
3. Who wears what feathers?
4. Legend of the Saltire
5. Wearing a tartan sash
6. What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
7. The galley in Scottish heraldry
8. "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs

[7 Dec 2013]

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