Save The Date! Clan MacAulay International Gathering 2019

Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Scotland

September 5-8, 2019

Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms National Park. Photo credit Visit Scotland and photographer Kenny Lam

MacAulays (of all spellings) will gather in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park at the Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore on September 5th to 8th in 2019. It will be a time to connect with our fellow MacAulays, make new friends and reacquaint with friends you’ve made at previous Gatherings. Continue reading

Forrit the Tartan: Clan Chief Celebrates Tartan Day

Tartan day is a modern celebration of Scottish Heritage and is held annually on April 6th, the same date in 1320 when the Declaration of Arbroath was signed, declaring Scottish Independence and Sovereignty. The largest celebration of Tartan Day is in New York where up to 30,000 people have been known to attend. Smaller events are held elsewhere around the world, but sadly very few in Scotland which should be the focal point of the celebrations. Continue reading

Capt. George Macaulay (Big George) and the crew of the Golden Fleece

Here is some heroic Great Lakes lore. An account of George Neil Macaulay’s gallant but fatal rescue attempt of his shipmates in 1909. Click here to read the 1993 newspaper account.

As our Gaelic motto declares:  MacAmhlaidh Gu Brath!

Contributors: John Macaulay Court (grand-nephew of George) and Robert (Bob) Macaulay (great-grandson of Captain “Big George” Macaulay)

Scozzesi Pipe Band at the Six Nations Rugby Tournament!

As many of you read in the March issue of the MacAulay Matters newsletter, Clan MacAulay International recently embarked on a cultural twinning with the Scozzesi Pipe Band from Italy!

At the time of its release Scozzesi were busy preparing to play at the Scotland-Italy game in Rome on March 17th. Apparently there was a wee wager between Chief Hector and Luca!

Click here to read the full article.

A MacAulay Hero … Sister Catherine McAuley

One of the most prominent MacAulays in Ireland (she’s on their money!) and in the United States is the Irish-born Sister Catherine McAuley.  She founded the Sisters of Mercy and by extension, Mercy Health, the 5th largest healthcare system in the United States.  Mercy Health is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Her legacy has impacted literally millions of people worldwide. Click here to read about this amazing woman.

Contributor: Mike Macauley, Commissioner, Northern Missouri

Information sourced from Wikipedia.

Historic Scotland: Get Ready to Rock at Stirling Castle Sat 21 & Sun 22 April, 2018

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Historic Scotland and Stirling Castle invite you to join them for a musically themed weekend, where they will take a melodic journey through time! From 12:30pm – 4:30 pm see how music has evolved over the years.

Please note: The change of date from the published date in the Historic Scotland Members magazine.

AHCS Spring Newsletter and Culloden Week

Please find attached the excellent AHCS Newsletter produced by our Association of Highland Clans and Societies Chairman Graeme Mackenzie.  It’s filled with information to keep us up to date on all that we’ve done over the past year and the forthcoming events for 2018/19. Check out page 15 for a recap of our 2017 MacAulay International Gathering in Carrickfergus as submitted by our very own Laurence McAuley, Gathering Chair and Commissioner for Northern Ireland.


Friday 13th April, 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  (Refreshments of tea/coffee and shortbread available from 7.00 p.m.), Waterside Hotel, 19 Ness Bank, Inverness, IV2 4SF

An Illustrated talk by Gregor Ewing ” Charlie, Meg and me – Following in Prince Charlie’s footsteps after the battle of Culloden”