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Scottish Heritage Week, Sydney 2015

Scottish Heritage Week will be held in Sydney from Friday 26 June to Wednesday 1 July 2015.

The SAHC is delighted to announce that the Honoured Guests for Scottish Week are Alistair, Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, and Audrey, Madam Henderson of Fordell.

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.

[3 May 2015]


Flowers of the Forest

It is with a sad heart that we farewell members of our Scottish family.  Council's condolences have been passed onto the family and Clan of:
- Alister Davidson of Davidston, Chief of the Name and Arms of Davidson, CyC (1924 - 2014)

- The Most Hon. Charles Kennedy, 8th Marquis of Ailsa, 19th Earl of Cassilis, 21st Lord Kennedy, Baron Ailsa, Chief of the Names and Arms of Kennedy (1956 - 2015)

[21 Feb 2015]


Emirates raffle 2015

The SAHC is delighted that Emirates continues its sponsorship of the SAHC in 2015 with a raffle prize of a return economy trip for one Sydney to Glasgow. But, it doesn't stop there. The SAHC has added to the value of the prize.
The total value of the prize this year is $5,000, including one Emirates economy class return ticket Sydney - Glasgow, 2 nights’ accommodation and $1,000 for spending or put toward another ticket. Prizes are subject to availability.

Thank you Emirates Airlines for your continued support. You have a great baggage allowances.

[21 Feb 2015]


SAHC Emirates Raffle Draw Winner 2014

The Emirates raffle prize was drawn on Sunday 30 November following the St Andrew's Day Kirkin' o' the Tartan in Hyde Park, Sydney at our Highland Flash Mob and picnic.

The winner is S. Neill from Palmerston, ACT, who bought her ticket at the Canberra Highland Games in October 2014.

[5 Dec 2014]

The latest notice for the Sydney Society of Scottish History meeting is available via the calendar page

[1 Jan 2014]

Scottish Heritage Week in Sydney will be held from Friday 26 June to Wednesday 1 July 2015.
The indicative program is:

Friday 26 June
pm Reception to meet the Honoured Guest, the Chief of Clan Henderson and Evening lecture
Saturday 27 June
pm Scottish Dinner at the Castlereagh Inn
Sunday 28 June
am Kirkin' o' the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Church, Annandale
pm Lecture "De-mystifying DNA" Chris Lindesay
Monday 29 June
am Scottish Cairn ceremony, Mosman
pm Lecture “St Kilda migrants” Emeritus Prof Eric Richards
Tuesday 30 June
Afternoon harbour cruise on a Heritage Fleet vessel
pm Lecture “The Scottish in WWI” Prof Sean Brawley
Wednesday 1 July
Parliamentary Luncheon commemorating National Tartan Day

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

[21 Feb 2015]

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