March 2012

Scots College Bathurst - Highland Gathering 2012

Report by: Ray MacRae

Report on the CLAN MACRAE BATHURST HIGHLAND GATHERING & COUNTRY FAIR AND DINNER

A brisk sunny morning greeted us as we arrived on a wet oval with views almost like Scotland.

We erected our tent and began to arrange our coffee, tea and Scottish yummies. Some of our visitors look for some refreshments during the day.

As the sun climbed the warmth returned and a more perfect day could not be imagined.

14 bands from thought out the country arrived and began forming and tuning instruments. The pipes and the drums brought a reality to the day and the crowds knew they were in for a Scottish feast of movement, colour and music.

The Scottish dancers were a treat to see, the results of many months of practice. The movement, the colour and their steps near brought a little moisture to the eyes. I am sure the tradition will live long at this place.

CLAN MACRAE BATHURST HIGHLAND GATHERING & COUNTRY FAIR AND DINNER

Event Date and Time: 

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:00am

Please come and join the members, relations and friends of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand for the Clan MacRae Bathurst Highland Gathering & Country Fair and Dinner on Sunday 25th March, 2012, from 10am to around 4.30pm. Note - You don’t have to necessarily come all day, you can come after lunch and stay for the informal dinner in the evening.

Invitation to Clan MacRae Bathurst Highland Gathering & Country Fair and Dinner

Content by: Alan K. McRae

Please come and join the members, relations and friends of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand for the Clan MacRae Bathurst Highland Gathering & Country Fair and Dinner on Sunday 25th March, 2012, from 10am to around 4.30pm. Note - You don’t have to necessarily come all day, you can come after lunch and stay for the informal dinner in the evening.

Scotland the Brave - Trip

Story by: Allan Smith

In 2011, our daughter Angela, was accepted as a  presenter at an international education conference held at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Angela, a PhD student with a research scholarship from the Australian Government, apart from being extremely  intelligent, is well organized beyond belief.  Thus, she set in place a schedule of 42 days travel, with all flights, transfers and accommodation booked and accounted for, with a number of side excursions to places of interest arranged for each location.