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Scottish Week 2015 - 26 June to 1 July, Sydney, & 4 July @ Aberdeen, NSW

The 2015 Scottish Week event calendar is available at the calendar tab above.
Click here for the 2015 Booking Form (fillable) in a new window/tab

[7 June 2015]



Madame Audrey and Alistair Henderson of Fordell
Chief of Clan Henderson

Scottish Heritage Week 2015

Details are in the SAHC event calendar on the menu above.

Sydney will host Scottish Heritage Week from Friday 26 June to Wednesday 1 July 2015.  The program is:

Friday 26 June
4:30pm Reception to meet the Honoured Guest, the Chief of Clan Henderson
6:30pm lecture "The Scottish Diaspora" Prof. Sybil Jack

Saturday 27 June
7pm Burns themed Scottish Dinner at Cello's, Castlereagh Inn, Sydney

Sunday 28 June
10am Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Church, Annandale
12:30pm Lecture "De-mystifying DNA" Chris Lindesay

Monday 29 June
12noon Scotland Australia Cairn ceremony, Mosman
6:30pm Lecture “St Kilda migrants” Emeritus Prof. Eric Richards

Tuesday 30 June
11am Guided Tour of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum
6:30pm Lecture “The Scottish in WWI” Prof. Sean Brawley

Wednesday 1 July
12noon National Tartan Day Parliamentary Luncheon, NSW Parliament House

Saturday 4 July
Aberdeen Highland Games, Aberdeen, NSW

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 ticketmaster.com.au or edinburghtattoo.com.au

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]

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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]

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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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