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NEWS IN BRIEF

Scottish Week 2021 is cancelled because of the Covid-19 Delta virus outbreak

[22 August 2021]

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SAHC Membership 2022

Note membership for 2022 is due by 1 January 2022 - watch out for an email advising when this is to be done

Please join the SAHC or renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.

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 2022).

[22 August 2021]

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Planning for events in 2022

With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions ahead of us, it is time to start to plan our foray into our Scottish and Celtic heritage and culture.

Thanks to the Scottish Banner, the SAHC brings you an update about events that are being planned for the remainder of 2021 and the first 6 months of 2022:

2021

  • 30 November: St Andrew's Day
  • 25 December: Christmas
  • 26 December: Boxing Day
  • 31 December: Hogmanay / New Year's Eve
  • 2022

  •   1 January: New Year's Day
  • 25 January: Rabbie Burns' birthday celebrations
  • 29 January: Hunter Valley Burns Night
        Hunter Valley Scots, Club Macquarie, Argenton, NSW. www.hvsc.org.au
  • 30 January: A Celebration of Scots Song
        Recital with Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara, Kew Court House Theatre, Kew, Victoria
        To book: www.trybooking.com/BRGSP
  • 31 January: Lachlan Macquarie's birthday
  • 19 February: Richmond Highland Gathering
        Richmond, Tasmania. www.facebook.com/StAndrewSocietyHobart
  • 5 March: Scots Day Out
        Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria. www.scotsdayout.com
  • 20 March: Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival
        Eastfield Park, Croydon, Victoria. www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames
  • 26-27 March: Warwick Celtic Fest
        Warwick, Queensland. www.facebook.com/CelticFestWarwick
  •   2 April: Bundanoon Highland Gathering
        Bundanoon, NSW. www.brigadoon.org.au
  • 28 April-1 May: Australian Celtic Festival
        Celebrating the Year of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales
        Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes, NSW. www.australiancelticfestival.com
  • 22 May: Ipswich Gathering
        Ipswich Turf Club, Ipswich, Queensland. www.gatheringfestival.com.au
  • 28 May: Berry Celtic Festival
        Berry Showgrounds, Berry, NSW. www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival
  • 10-13 June: National Celtic Festival
        Portarlington, Victoria. www.nationalcelticfestival.com
  • Events already CANCELLED in 2022

  • 1 January 2022: Maryborough Highland Games, Victoria
  • [16 October 2021]

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    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)

    [14 November 2021]