Thank you to the many MacAulays that submitted their Tartan Day and other photos and everyone that submitted articles. This is your newsletter! Click here to view.
Included is a Notice of the Annual General Meeting and links to membership if you’d like to join the Clan MacAulay Association and have a say at the AGM.
Clan MacAulay Association is joining the Friends of St. George’s Gardens in honouring Zachary Macaulay by contributing to the memorial funding.
Please join Chief Hector MacAulay and Membership Secretary Christiane Readhead on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 pm in St. George’s Gardens, 62 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, London when the memorial to Zachary Macaulay will be dedicated and unveiled. There will be a short talk in St. George’s Gardens about Zachary Macaulay followed at 6.30 pm by a further talk about modern slavery and light refreshments at Goodenough College .
2018 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Zachary Macaulay, a leading abolitionist. He lived briefly at 2 Tavistock Place in London WC1 and is buried nearby in St George’s Gardens, a former graveyard.
Zachary Macaulay’s grave is not marked. The Friends of St. George’s Garden wanted to remedy this because he is undoubtedly the most distinguished occupant of the graveyard. They commissioned the memorial that will state that he is buried there, that he was an abolitionist and also one of the founders of University College London which is based in London WC1.
Click here for additional information about Zachary Macaulay on The Abolition Project’s website.
If so, now is the time for nominations. Please complete this Nomination Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1st. You are welcome to ‘self nominate’. Please note you must be a member of Clan MacAulay Association to serve on the executive.
You read about the cultural twinning between the Clan MacAulay and the Scozzesi Pipe Band from Offida, Italy in the March issue of MacAulay Matters. They have sent us a beautiful gift! Click here to see Scozzesi playing the MacAulay March! Fantastic!
The Clan MacAulay Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018, 2 pm UK at the Commodore Vintage Inn in Helensburgh, Scotland. Can’t attend in person? You’ll be able to join electronically from around the world. More details to follow.
The 155th Victoria Highland Games will be held in Victoria, British Columbia May 19th to 21st, 2018. For the schedule of events, read below. To visit their website, click here. Continue reading
The Colonial Highland Gathering in Fair Hill, Maryland is on Saturday May 19, 2018. Click here for more details! Continue reading
We are excited to share with you the news that your Clan MacAulay Association executive team has a new look! Continue reading
It was 20 years ago on April 25th that Clan MacAulay Association became a reality. It was the dream of many to see the re-emergence of the great Clan MacAulay. MacAulays from Ardencaple, Lochbroom, the Isle of Lewis and Northern Ireland are now one under the umbrella of Clan MacAulay Association. To learn more about how this came to be, please visit our MacAulay History page and scroll down to read about the Revival of Clan MacAulay.
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