Clan Mackay WA - Clan Mackay Society - Western Australia - Activities & Event Details
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Activities

General :

Our activities are member driven, the Clan Society exists and operates as an extended family, while the day to day management is overseen by the Executive Council (elected annually by the members). We organize various functions and activities suggested by the Clansfolk.

Our Annual general Meeting in March each year to handles the Societies financial and statuary obligations, as well as, major policy / constitutional or governance matters and the election of Office Bearers. We thus do away with regular, boring “business meetings”, to concentrate on the social educational and fraternal support of our Clansfolk throughout the year.

We provide members with (4) quarterly Newsletters covering activities, cultural and heritage matters, news from around the Clan, humour and pictorial subjects of interest to Members, and genealogy matters.

We participate in activities within the local community – Ceilidhs, Highland Gatherings, inter-clan picnics, functions and annual Kirking of the Tartan, as well as our own social functions such as Soup luncheons, Clan picnics, and “at homes”, variously throughout the year.


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Specific details of upcoming events for all Mackay Clansfolk :


 Armadale Highland Gathering: Perth Western Australia Kilt Run:

Date: 12 September 2014

Time:1100-1700

Venue: Minnawarra Park Armadale. Come along and enjoy a day of fun and games.


Mackay Clan Notice of 56th Meeting:

Date: 3rd March 2014

Time: 1400 hours

Venue: Brian and Rayma's 11/56 Sulman Road Wembley Downs.

 


Mackay Clan AGM:

15th Annual General Meeting:

Date: 23 March 2014

Time: 1100 hours to 1600 AGM commences at 1300

Venue: Lunch at Brian and Rayma's 11/56 Sulman Road Wembley Downs.


Mackay The Historical, Agricultural & Environmental Festival:

Date: TBA

Time:1100

Venue: Swan Hill Farm, Avon Valley, Northam.  Take a day in the autumn countryside, pack up the family & bring a picnic picnic lunch. Working Clydesdales, Horses in Harness, Scottish Entertainment.


All Clans Picnic:

Date: 27 April 2014

Time:1100 hours

Venue: Kings Park on Frazer Avenue near the main entrance.


Are you interested in learning to speak Gaelic? or are you a Gaelic speaker.

 A new Gaelic Society is being formed in Perth to cater for those who want to be involved in the Gaelic language and culture .Teaching institutions in Scotland are very happy to assist, including the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Learn the language using study packs, CD’s or tapes working either alone or as part of a study group.

It is planned to organise study groups, curriculum, book orders, and hold events where students can meet other learners and native Gaelic speakers.

There are already Gaelic Societies in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide which are successfully using the current learning programmes.

This is a community enterprise which is not commercial.

For more information ring Shirley Oliver on 9457 1945,

or e-mail olivetree@westnet.com.au

 


Attention all descendants of the Clan Mackay:

 
The Strathnaver Museum is at the heart of the community at Bettyhill in North West  Sutherland; sustaining and preserving the traditions and history that the people of ‘Duthaich Mhic Aoidh’ Mackay Country are proud of and wish to safeguard for future generations.’

The museum is in the former St Columba church built in 1700 and situated in the former ancient province of Strathnaver; which comprises the parishes of Tongue, Melness, Farr and Melvich’. The museum represents the history of these communities. Strathnaver was the ancient homeland of the Clan Mackay and among the areas of the Highlands and Islands affected by the clearances of the 18th century’. As such the Clan Mackay is an intrinsic part of North Sutherland's history and is therefore rightfully represented within the museum and its dedicated Clan Mackay Room’.

The Strathnaver Museum can be contacted by e-mail:
strathnavermus@ukonline.co.uk or call 01641521418. If no answer, please leave a message.

Please visit  http://www.strathnavermuseum.org.uk/ for more information about the museum.


 

Heilam House Loch Eriboll


 

Gaelic Poetry : The Scottish poet Rob Donn, claimed by the Mackay Clan as their "Bard"

                                                          
 


Scottish Poetry : All Popular Past and Modern Scottish poets :

 

Scottish Poetry 1 : The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, affectionately known as "The Bard"

                                                          

 

Scottish Poetry 2 : Another famous 'Robert', R L Stevenson

 

Scottish Poetry 3 : Another Scottish poet, Robert Henryson (Henrysoun).

 

Scottish Poetry 4 : Modern Scottish poet, George Campbell Hay, often called the "New Bard".

 

Scottish Poetry 5 : Modern Scottish poet, Iain Crichton Smith.

 


Traditional Scottish Recipes :


New Members are always welcome :

Information and application forms can be obtained by email at :

or by phoning Brian on 08 9341 3885 or writing to :

Clan Mackay Society Western Australia Inc

11/56 Sulman Road  Wembley Downs WA 6019

or by downloading the PDF format membership form :

Slainte mhath. 

Fred, Brian and the Executive Councillors.

For any further information, ring Brian on 08 9341 3885.


Links to Genealogy Sources and Information :

Websites and resources that may be of interest to Clansfolk and genealogy researchers :
 

Link
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 http://www.scotsorigins.com/
 http://www.scottishroots.com/
 http://www.scotsmart.com/c/genealogy.html
 http://www.ancestralscotland.com/
 http://www.genresearch.com/sco_home.htm
 http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/genealogy.html
 http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/intro.html
 http://www.familyresearchlibrary.com/
 http://www.safhs.org.uk/
 http://www.ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk/
 http://www.abel.co.uk/~ancestor
 http://www.scottish-ancestral-trail.co.uk/
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Clan Contact : Brian E McGee Davis Rank, 11/56 Sulman Road, Wembley Downs 6019, WA, Australia.
Telephone : +61 8 9341 3885 - or - Email : Commissioner@ClanMackayWA.org.au
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