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.
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.
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.
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.
details of upcoming events for all Mackay Clansfolk :
Armadale Highland Gathering: Perth Western Australia Kilt Run:
Venue: Minnawarra Park Armadale.
Come along and enjoy a day of fun and games.
Mackay Clan Notice of 60th Meeting:
Date: 10th April 2016
1330 for a 1400
Venue: Brian and Rayma's 11/56
Sulman Road Wembley Downs.
Mackay Clan AGM:
17th Annual General Meeting:
1100 hours to 1600 AGM commences at 1300
at Brian and Rayma's 11/56
Sulman Road Wembley Downs.
Mackay The Historical, Agricultural & Environmental Festival:
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: 3 April 2016
Venue: Kings Park on Frazer Avenue
near the main entrance.
you interested in learning to speak Gaelic? or are you 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.
language using study packs, CD’s or tapes working either alone or as
part of a study group.
planned to organise study groups, curriculum, book orders, and hold
events where students can meet other learners and native Gaelic
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.
information ring Shirley Oliver on 9457 1945,
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:
or call 01641521418. If
no answer, please leave a message.
http://www.strathnavermuseum.org.uk/ for more
information about the museum.
Heilam House Loch
Gaelic Poetry :
The Scottish poet Rob Donn, claimed by the Mackay Clan as their
Scottish Poetry : All
Popular Past and Modern Scottish poets :
1 : The famous Scottish
poet Robert Burns, affectionately known as "The Bard"
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.
Scottish Recipes :
New Members are
always welcome :
application forms can be obtained by email at :
or by phoning
Brian on 08 9341 3885 or writing to :
Society Western Australia Inc
11/56 Sulman Road
Wembley Downs WA 6019
or by downloading
the PDF format membership form :
and the Executive Councillors.
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 :