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Honoured Guests are announced for Scottish Week 2016

The Council is honoured to have as our guests for Scottish Week, Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacGregor, Convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, and Fiona, Lady MacGregor, Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire.

* Click here to see details of the Scottish Week program in our calendar.
* Click here for the (fillable) booking sheet (opens in a new tab/window).
* Save it to your computer, fill it in and email it to:

[22 April 2016]

SAHC Emirate's raffle 2016

The SAHC is delighted to announce that Emirates Airlines has again provided us with the prize for our major fund raiser in 2016. And they have gone one better again, with TWO economy return class tickets Sydney-Glasgow-Sydney.

What an opportunity! What a prize! Grab your opportunity at a highland games near you when SAHC is attending, starting with Bundanoon on 9 April, from the extraordinary Susan Wanless or at the SAHC tent.

[25 March 2016]

Clan Buchanan - 1000 years a clan (1016 - 2016)

This is a big year for Clan Buchanan. Help them to celebrate this milestone.

[25 March 2016]

It's time to renew your membership for 2016

For most members, it is time to renew your membership. Your contributions are appreciated and help to support the Council's directions, events, the newsletter and Scottish Heritage Week program.

Fees are staying the same as the last two years. Go to the Membership tab above to download the 2016 membership form.

[29 December 2015]

The 2016 Calendar has been updated for the year's events

Go to the Calendar tab above to scroll through the many events that the Scottish Diaspora will be celebrating in 2016. Come and join us.

[16 April 2016]

Emirate's raffle draw 2015

Hyde Park, Sydney, Sunday 29 November 2015. The Emirates raffle draw has been run and won!

We congratulate the winner, Mr S Barr of Sydney, who purchased his ticket during the Carss Park 150 year commemoration.

[29 November 2015]

Upcoming SAHC Events to put in your diary
(Go to the Calendar for more details)

Scottish Heritage Week 2016, Sydney NSW
Saturday 18 to Thursday 23 June 2016.

Honoured Guests: Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacGregor, Convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, and Fiona, Lady MacGregor, Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire.

You are invited to celebrate Scottish Week with us.

Clan Buchanan - 1000 years a clan (1016 - 2016)

The genesis of many Scottish clans arise in the mists of time. So too is the origin of the ancient Clan Buchanan. The clan’s seanachaidhs of old tell the story of the chiefly line dating back to Anselan Buey O’Kyan who left Ireland and landed in Argyll in 1016, the twelfth year of King Malcolm II. It is said that Anselan was of the Irish clan Ó’Catháin, a provincial king of north Ulster.

[25 March 2016]


Help Sponsor the Scots Gaelic Course at Sydney University

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council is proud to be associated with the Scots Gaelic course at Sydney University. After some years and hard work by the now retired Prof. Anders Alqhvist and others, including Comunn Gŕidhlig Astrŕilia (the Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia), the course commenced in 2015 under the new the Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies, Head of the Centre for Celtic Studies, Prof. Jonathan Wooding.

The Celtic Studies Foundation has established the Scottish Gaelic Teaching Fund to support the teaching of the course.

Please consider making a tax deductable donation to support the ongoing costs of teaching this language. The form for making a donation is available. Click here to download the Scottish Gaelic Teaching Fund donation form.

[7 December 2015]


Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab 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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