November 2015

Clan MacRae at 2015 Canberra Highland Gathering

Report by Alan McRae, FAIHA, President, Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand

Alan McRae, President of Clan MacRae Society outside the marquee
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There was plenty of activity at 7am as the various Clans, stallholders and bands began set up their individual marquees for the fifth annual Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair. It was Saturday 10th October, 2015 and the day had arrived for the traditional Scottish Highland Gathering being held on Kambah Oval in Kett Street in Kambah.

Canberra put on the most glorious weather though later in the day some rain could be seen falling on surrounding hills though none eventuated on Kambah Oval.

Allan Smith, Vice President of Clan MacRae Society with the MacRae banner
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As usual Peter Sillis (McRae) arrived to bring our marquee and we were soon set-up with flags flying and the new signage in place. Thanks again Peter. In line with past years a display of MacRae family and Scottish artefacts, some going back some 600 years, was set up for visitors to see.