Clan MacRae Society attending 2015 Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair – on Saturday 10th October, 2015 – 10am to 5pm - FREE Entry
It seems that there will be again a reasonable Clan MacRae flowing attending Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair which is taking place on Saturday 10th October, 2015. The traditional Scottish Highland Gathering is being held at Kambah Oval in Kett Street, Kambah. It does not cost anything to get in as there is no charge to attend. The Gathering is open to the public from 10am to 5pm.
The Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand will be having their clan marquee all set up and you do not have to be a member to visit the tent. All you need is to be a MacRae/McRae or anyone who is a descendant of any MacRae, no matter what the spelling, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this interesting event and drop into our marquee. You will see the sign “Clan MacRae” out the front. .
As usual Alan McRae, President of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand, will be travelling to Canberra specially to attend. Allan Smith, Vice President, will be on hand as well. Elma McRae, Clan secretary, intends to travel to the Gathering also.
This is the fifth annual Scottish Highland Gathering and is organised by the Canberra College of Piping & Drumming. For those who wish to attend a longer day then this is followed by a celebratory Scottish Ceilidh at night with traditional dancing, singing, piping and drumming at the Canberra Burns Club across the road in the evening.
One can easily see why the skirl of the bagpipes stirs up one’s Scottish blood and set your feet tapping. It is always a great day of traditional Scottish events and activities including pipe band competitions, massed bands displays, a multitude of Scottish food and market stalls, Scottish heavy athletics events (e.g. caber tossing and the lifting of the stones), performances by Scottish Country Dance groups and much more family entertainment, so be sure to come along there is certainly plenty to see and do.