August 2016

Clan Macrae attending 2016 Canberra Highland Gathering

Event Date and Time: 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

REMINDER - Clan MacRae Society attending 2016 Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair – on Saturday 8th October, 2016 – 10am to 5pm - FREE Entry

Once again the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand will have their clan marquee at the Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair which is taking place on Saturday 8th October, 2016. The traditional Scottish Highland Gathering is being held at Kambah Oval in Kett Street, Kambah. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Alan McRae, President of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand, will be attending. Allan Smith, Vice President, will be on hand as well. Elma McRae, Clan secretary, intends to travel to the Gathering also. As usual MacRaes/McRaes will be visiting the marquee and Clan MacRae display and anyone who is a descendant of any MacRae, no matter what the spelling, is welcome and encouraged to attend this interesting event and pay us a visit.  

The Canberra College of Piping & Drumming organises the day with this being the fourth annual Scottish Highland Gathering.

Does the skirl of the bagpipes stir your Scottish blood and set your feet tapping? Then come and join us for a 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.

In addition to featuring the A.C.T. Pipe Band Championships, the day will also feature Highland and Irish dancing displays and competitions and folk music. The massed pipes and drums are most impressive. There will be various clan tents along with plenty of Scottish and related products and souvenirs. They also have a number of other displays and static events throughout the day.  There is certainly plenty to do.