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.

It’s a great day out at this family friendly event where the MacRae Clan, other Scots, those of Scots descent. Many are simply interested in Scottish music and culture who come along and join in the festivities. Remember it’s for anyone with a love of all things Scottish so bring your friends as well and rally around to the sound of the pipes and drums at the Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair on Saturday 8th October, 2015.     .

The Clan MacRae Society have attended the four previous gatherings which were highly successful.

Look forward to seeing you there. 

For further information contact Alan McRae, President, on 02 63315404 or email

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