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Lachlan Macquarie Birthday Dinner, Sydney, 30 January 2016

Details and Booking form for the 2016 Lachlan Macquarie Birthday Dinner in Sydney can be found in the Calendar.

[16 December 2015]

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]

SAHC's AGM is to be held on 8 February 2016

Have you considered joining the Council in a more active committee role? If so, or you wish to have your voice heard at the meeting, please go to the Council tab above, then select the link to Council Committee meeting AGM minutes and notices.

[29 December 2015]

January 2016 Newsletter has been posted/emailed

The January 2016 newsletter has been sent out. If you missed out, please contact the Secretary at Notices for the 8 February 2016 AGM are included, along with the last part of the article by Dr Joe Johnson about Australians of Scottish descent at Gallipoli and other interesting reports/stories.

[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.

[23 December 2015]

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is touring Australia

See more details below.

[18 December 2015]

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

23 Jan 2016: SAHC's Burns Dinner, Sydney

30 Jan 2016: Lachlan Macquarie Birthday Dinner, Sydney

8 February 2016: SAHC AGM, Sydney

Scottish Heritage Week 2016, Sydney NSW
Are you from Clan Gregor? Watch this space.

Scottish Heritage Week will be held from Friday 17 to Friday 24 June 2016.

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is touring Australia

Following successful displays in South Austalia, the tapestry moves onto Tasmania.
Do not miss this unique, once in a lifetime event. Here are the remaining dates:

9-23 January: Hobart, Tasmania
LINC State Library, 91 Murray St, Hobart

3- 24 February: Albury, Victoria
Library Museum, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

23 March- 3 April: Sydney, New South Wales
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown

[18 December 2015]


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 or

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]


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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