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Ceud Mìle Fàilte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

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The Scottish Australian Heritage Council wishes all of Scottish descent in Australia and around the world a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmanay/New Year (Scots Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr.

We thank our many members for their continued support of Scottish Heritage and Culture in Australia and look forward to seeing them at, or hearing from them when they attend the many events throughout the nation.

Your family stories are an important recognition of the contribution that our forebears have made to this great nation. Please tell us your story.

[21 December 2018]

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Australia
17 to 19 October 2019 (4 shows)
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW

The acclaimed international spectacular, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will return to Sydney at ANZ Stadium on 17, 18 and 19 October 2019.

Scottish Clans and Families and over 1200 performers from Australian Pipe and Drum Bands and Highland Dancers and other international acts will entertain you in style.

Emulating the "Splash of Tartan" at the Edinburgh 2017 performances, Scottish Clans and Families will take centre stage at the start of each performance to toast our deep Scottish family connections to our culture and heritage.

Specific instructions about your Scottish clan/family involvement and special booking arrangements will be available soon.

In the meantime, register your interest with your Scottish clan/family representatives or with the Scottish Australian Heritage Council if you wish to participate (see the Scottish Australian Heritage Council website to contact your representative).

Find out more and, if you are not involved in the Scottish clans and families component, join the waitlist at

[21 December 2018]

SAHC Macquarie's (257th) Birthday Dinner
Friday 1 February 2019 (6:30pm)
Cello's Restaurant, The Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney

Major General Lachlan Macquarie, CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824) was a colonial administrator from Scotland. Macquarie served as the fifth and last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century.

Guest speaker: Dr Matthew Glozier FRHistS FSA Scot
Topic: “Macquarie — aspirant Scottish laird and dynast”

Click here to download the booking form

Please RSVP by Friday 25 January 2019

If you would like to know more, please contact:
Nea MacCulloch - m: 0408 990 413, or Susan Cooke - m: 0411 097 724
SAHC Membership renewal 2019
It is time to consider renewing your membership, especially those organisations that wish to have the SAHC's insurance policies (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2019).

We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.

Download one of the forms that is relevant to you, i.e. save it to your PC, fill it in, attach it to your email to, and make your payment as per the instructions on the form.

For Individuals, Families and Students please use the following form:
Click here to download the Individuals, Families and Students Membership Form

For Organisations (Clans and Family Societies, Associations) please use the following form:
Click here to download the Organisations (Clans and Families, Associations) Membership Form
SAHC October 2018 newsletter has been sent
Members should have received their October 2018 newsletter by now.
Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have not received your newsletter:

[16 November 2018]

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* 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)

[19 May 2016]

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