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
Here is some heroic Great Lakes lore. An account of Captain George (“Big George”) Macaulay’s gallant but fatal rescue attempt of his shipmates in 1885. Click here to read the 1993 newspaper account. Continue reading
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!
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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
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.
The small historic hamlet of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, nestled on the west bank of the Mississippi River, hosted its first ever Scottish Festival and Games over the weekend of April 7 & 8. Click here to read all about it!
Contributors: Clan commissioners Bob Macauley (Southern Missouri) and Mike Macauley (Northern Missouri)