March 2018

Canberra Scottish Highland Gathering Report 2017

roslyn_macrae.pngIt was again beautiful weather for the Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair which took place on Saturday 7th October, 2017, on Kambah Oval in Kambah on the outskirts of Canberra. The Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand proudly flew our banner of ‘Clan MacRae’. This was the seventh time that this Highland event has been held and again had the Canberra Burns Club as the major sponsor along with support of the ACT Government. There was no charge to attend the day’s activities and it was open to the public from 10am to 5pm. As usual there was a wide range of entertainment for all ages.

President Alan McRae and Secretary Roslyn MacRae (right) and several members arrived early to set up our Clan marquee on our assigned site. This was a test setup of the marquee for Roslyn and her husband Colin MacRae, with the modified signage with hooks and eyelets and associated attachments. Tables had fitted cloths, information was laminated, making it all easier to set up. The Society is creating two complete marquee units – one for the Central Coast and Hunter Valley area and one for the ‘south’. The new system worked wonderfully with everything from tent pegs to brochures packing into several labelled plastic containers.