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Ceud Mìle Fàilte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Australia
17 to 19 October 2019 (4 shows)
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW

The acclaimed international spectacular, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will return to Sydney at ANZ Stadium on 17, 18 and 19 October 2019.

Scottish Clans and Families and over 1200 performers from Australian Pipe and Drum Bands and Highland Dancers and other international acts will entertain you in style.

Emulating the "Splash of Tartan" at the Edinburgh 2017 performances, Scottish Clans and Families will take centre stage at the start of each performance to toast our deep Scottish family connections to our culture and heritage.

Specific instructions about your Scottish clan/family involvement and special booking arrangements will be available soon.

In the meantime, register your interest with your Scottish clan/family representatives or with the Scottish Australian Heritage Council if you wish to participate (see the Scottish Australian Heritage Council website to contact your representative).

Find out more and, if you are not involved in the Scottish clans and families component, join the waitlist at

[21 December 2018]

SAHC Macquarie's (257th) Birthday Dinner
Friday 1 February 2019 (6:30pm)
Cello's Restaurant, The Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney

Major General Lachlan Macquarie, CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824) was a colonial administrator from Scotland. Macquarie served as the fifth and last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century.

Guest speaker: Dr Matthew Glozier FRHistS FSA Scot
Topic: “Macquarie — aspirant Scottish laird and dynast”

Click here to download the booking form

Please RSVP by Friday 25 January 2019

If you would like to know more, please contact:
Nea MacCulloch - m: 0408 990 413, or Susan Cooke - m: 0411 097 724
SAHC Membership renewal 2019
It is time to consider renewing your membership, especially those organisations that wish to have the SAHC's insurance policies (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2019).

We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.

Download one of the forms that is relevant to you, i.e. save it to your PC, fill it in, attach it to your email to, and make your payment as per the instructions on the form.

For Individuals, Families and Students please use the following form:
Click here to download the Individuals, Families and Students Membership Form

For Organisations (Clans and Family Societies, Associations) please use the following form:
Click here to download the Organisations (Clans and Families, Associations) Membership Form
AGM 2019 to held on Monday 11 February 2019 (6pm)
Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

To be followed by a Committee meeting. All are welcome to attend these meetings.

AGM 2019 Agenda
AGM 2019 Positions Vacant
AGM 2019 Position Nomination form (fillable)
AGM 2019 Proxy Voting form (fillable)

If you have any business that you wish to raise and be considered at the AGM, especially if a decision is required, please complete the following form:
AGM 2019 Notice of General Business Item form (fillable)

Completed Nominations for positions, notices of General Business Items and Proxy Voting forms must reach the SAHC Secretary by 5pm on Monday 4 February 2019 to:

either the SAHC's postal address:
   P.O. Box 787, Civic Square ACT 2608

or the SAHC Secretary’s email:

[23 January 2019]

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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