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NEWS IN BRIEF

SAHC Membership 2022

Note membership for 2022 is due 1 January 2022

In recognition of the issues arising from the Covid pandemic, the SAHC has decided not to increase fees in 2022, which means that any increase in insurance and other costs will be absorbed this year again. Fees have remained the same for many years now.

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).

We have designed membership forms that can be completed online to help with this process.

The new membership forms are completed online and information about how to pay is provided as a separate step. These forms are available at the Membership tab above or via this link to the SAHC Membership Page

[24 December 2021]
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SAHC Annual General Meeting - 28 February 2022

The SAHC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 28 February 2022. Meeting notices will be emailed shortly. Financial and Life Members are able to vote.

AGENDA
1. Attendance and Apologies
2. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
3. Matters arising
4. President's report
5. Life Membership
6. Presentation of accounts and Setting Membership Fees
7. Election of Office Bearers and Committee Members
8. Declaration of Election
9. General Business

[1 January 2022]
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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 = Nollaig Chridheil
  • 26 December: Boxing Day
  • 31 December: Hogmanay / New Year's Eve = Bliadhna Math Ùr

2022 (# SAHC plans to attend this event)

  •   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
  •  1 February: 30th anniversary celebrations of the inauguration of the Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes
    Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes, NSW. www.facebook.com/australianstandingstones
  • 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
  • 15-16 April (Easter): Maclean Highland Gathering
    Maclean Showground, Maclean, NSW. macleanhighlandgathering.com.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
  • # 15 May: Parc Menai Celtic Festival
    Duncomb Place, Menai, NSW. www.celticcouncil.org.au
  • 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
  • # 4 June: Wingham Scottish Festival
    Wingham Central Park, Wingham, NSW. bwsf.zyrosite.com
  • 10-13 June: National Celtic Festival
    Portarlington, Victoria. www.nationalcelticfestival.com
  • 17-19 June: Townsville Tartan Day
    Townsville, Queensland. www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots
  • # 24-27 June: SAHC's Scottish Week, Sydney
    Watch this space and the newsletter for more information.
  • # 2 July: Aberdeen Higland Gathering
    Jefferson Park, Aberdeen, NSW. aberdeenhighlandgames.com

Events already CANCELLED/POSTPONED in 2022

  •  1 January: Maryborough Highland Games - CANCELLED
    Maryborough, Victoria. www.facebook.com/HighlandSociety
    www.maryboroughadvertiser.com.au/local/2022-highland-gathering-called-off-due-to-uncertainty-around-restrictions
  • 28 January: SAHC dinner for Lachlan Macquarie's birthday - CANCELLED
    Sydney, New South Wales.
    Regretably, the SAHC announces that this event will not happen in 2022. The has taken stock of the current Covid-19 situation and the possible dire implications for our members and friends demographic. Instead, we plan to have the very interesting speaker we lined up for you in the Scottish Week program.
  •  5 February: Burns at Carlyle - POSTPONED. Date TBA
    Townsville, Queensland. www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots
    The Townsville Scottish Community Inc. committee is disappointed to advise that due the changeable nature of current restrictions that are necessary to minimise the spread of Covid-19, we have decided to postpone Burns at Carlyle to a time when our capacity to hold a Scottish community event has become more stable.
  • 20 February: Richmond Highland Gathering - CANCELLED
    Richmond, Tasmania. www.facebook.com/StAndrewSocietyHobartTasmaniaAustralia (posted 1 October 2021) Now closed. It is very sad that 2020 was the last Higland Gathering in Tasmania.
  •  5 March: Scots Day Out - POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022
    Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria. www.scotsdayout.com

[13 January 2022]
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Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions ?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* SAHC Life Members
* 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)

[17 December 2021]