Clan MacAulay Association elect Chief

Hector MacAulay

18 August 2010 The Clan MacAulay Association have announced the election of a new Chief for the next five years. The Clan’s former Organising Secretary Hector MacAulay, an Education Consultant from Crieff in Perthshire, was overwhelmingly elected by the worldwide membership. In 2002 the Clan Association adopted a democratic system to elect a Chief of the Association after years of research failed to establish a bloodline Chief to any of the Clan branches. Addressing the members Hector MacAulay said “It is a great honour and privilege to be elected Chief of the Clan MacAulay Association.” With a focus on the future role of the clan he said “While it is important to maintain what is unique and special to all of us with our shared sense of history and identity it is equally important to seek ways to give the clan a greater sense of purpose for the 21st century.” Outlining his strategy he said “I want to start an ‘ideas forum’ which will appear on our web site to encourage members to advance views on how best we can effectively link our heritage, culture and kinship in such a way as to contribute to the image of Scotland as a place to visit and do business with.” He concluded his theme by saying “We have built a very strong association based on a sound constitution and democratic principles attracting overwhelming support over recent years. With a new sense of purpose we shall move the clan association forward to reflect the interest and enthusiasm of our worldwide members.”