Registration and hotel info for the 2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering in Aviemore, Scotland

Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Scotland, September 5-8, 2019

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

Iolaire Survivor Grandfather of Catriona MacAulay Mackenzie

Angus Macaulay (back right) with family, including a very young Catriona (middle front row)

The story of the sinking of the HMY Iolaire in the December issue of MacAulay Matters was inspired by Don Mackenzie, husband of Catriona MacAulay Mackenzie who we sadly lost a year ago.

Thanks to Don we now also know that the only surviving MacAulay, Angus Macaulay from Newlands Shader, was Catriona’s grandfather!

Don remembers Angus as a tall, strong man (as you can see from the photo Don shared) which may account for his having made it to the shore that fateful night. Angus passed on June 22, 1970 at the age of 82.

Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

A very happy St. Andrew’s Day from MacAulays across the world. What are you doing to celebrate? Send your photos with your name and a caption to the Clan MacAulay Secretary.

To bring a smile we invite you to watch Visit Scotland’s video of St. Andrew’s Day where they invited ‘Andrews’ from across Europe to St. Andrew’s to celebrate his day. Enjoy!

To learn more about St. Andrew and the Saltire visit Visit Scotland’s informative webpage.

St. Andrew’s Day Events!

Celebrating is what we do really well in Scotland, and if there is one day of the year where you’ll hear a lot of noise from us, it’s St Andrew’s Day (30 November) when Scots and Scots-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of Scotland and our national day with a holiday and fantastic events, which showcase the very best of Scottish culture. Enjoy a lively programme of events and festivals happening towards the end of November, featuring uniquely Scottish line-ups of music, dance, food and drink.

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