Ceud Mìle Fàilte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

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SAHC Membership 2021
Please join the SAHC or renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia. The fees are the same as in 2020.

It is especially important for those organisations/associations that wish to participate in the SAHC's insurance policy program (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2021).

Download, complete and email to us one of the forms that is relevant to you either as an individual/family/student or as an organisation/society.

Click here to go to the membership page where you will find these forms

[4 January 2021]

Impact of COVID-19 virus on Scottish and Celtic events in 2021
Covid-19 continues to play havoc with planning for events into early 2021.
State and Local Governments support their local events. However, the uncertainty caused by such a virulent virus, underpinned by not being able to insure events for Covid-19 impacts, especially for our particular community's demographic, is leading to cautious decisions being taken at this time to cancel events (until a vaccine is generally available in mid to late 2021).

The SAHC will continue to monitor and advise the emerging situation via this website and our Facebook site.

Organisers should send their news about their events to:

Virtual Events in 2021
The following virtual events are being presented during 2021:
* Sun 28 February: Ringwood Highland Games:

Events being planned to proceed in 2021
* Sat 6 March: Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo, Quirindi, New South Wales
* Sun 28 March: Ringwood Highland Games, Victoria
* 2-3 April (Easter): Maclean Highland Gathering, Maclean, New South Wales
* Sat 17 April: Bundanoon Highland Gathering, Bundanoon, New South Wales
* 29 April-2 May: Australian Celtic Festival (Ireland & Isle of Man), Glen Innes, New South Wales

Events Cancelled/Postponed in 2021
We have received advice that the following events have been cancelled:
* Maryborough Highland Gathering, Maryborough, Victoria (1 January)
* National Multicultural Festival, Canberra, ACT (February, new date TBA)
* Richmond Highland Gathering, Tasmania (21 February)
* Scots Day Out, Bendigo, Victoria (27 February)
* Geelong Highland Gathering, Geelong, Victoria (21 March)
* Australasian Pipe Band Championships, Maryborough, Victoria (April)

[4 January 2021]

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* Honoured Guests for Scottish Week
* 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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