Clan MacAulay at the Ligonier Highland Games September 22 & 23, 2018

Cyndi Macauley, Pennsylvania Commissioner, will be hosting a Clan MacAulay tent on Saturday (September 22) at the annual Ligonier Highland Games located at Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.  This is the first time Clan MacAulay will attend this gathering that is held September 22 and 23, 2018.  For more info visit the website  Hope to see some fellow MacAulays!!

Clan MacAulay Association welcomes 2018-2019 Executive Committee

The Clan MacAulay Association held its Annual General Meeting today and the 2018-2019 Executive Committee is in place to work for all MacAulays around the world. Special thanks to Ken Carter retiring as Treasurer, Laurence McAuley retiring as Committee Member and Walter MacAulay retiring as Organiser to sit as a member of the Committee.

  • Chief: Hector MacAulay
  • Secretary: Joan McAulay
  • Treasurer: Sean McAuley
  • Membership: Christiane Readhead
  • Organiser: Bill O’Reilly
  • Heritage Secretary: Lucas McCaw
  • Standard Bearer: Doug Doughty
  • Committee:
    • Bob Macauley
    • Mark Macaulay
    • Neil MacAulay
    • Susan Caldwell
    • Walter MacAulay

Celtic Life Magazine June 2018 Issue


The June 2018 edition is hot off the presses and spotlights one of the hottest Celtic musical acts in the world ~ Loreena McKennitt! Also, enjoy feature stories on Welsh rocker Mike Peters of The Alarm, the ancient Celtic art of Stick-Fighting, West Highland Terriers, Alan Frew and Glass Tiger, prospecting for gold in Wales, and award-winning Irish author Liz Nugent! We also highlight the stunning work of Scottish visual artist Cat Burton, and showcase the smooth spring/summer stylings of Irish designer Fiona Heaney. Be sure to check out our Summer Reading Guide, and don’t miss the third installment in our Celts For Cancer series! Subscribe today!

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Celtic Life International

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

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.

Hotel reservations: Book your rooms now for the MacAulay Clan Gathering 2019! We have rooms reserved for September 5-8, 2019 at the Hilton Coylumbridge.  The rates are inclusive of Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and our group rate is £145/night/person for a double and £165 for a single.  To take advantage of these group rates you must call the Hilton Coylumbridge directly at 00441479 811 811 and use Group Code GMACA. 

Registration for the Gathering: You can register now for the Gathering by clicking HERE. Please note that pricing hasn’t been finalized at this time; details will follow late fall/early winter.

Read about the events below or click here for the itinerary. Continue reading

Association of Highland Clans and Societies Event – October 13, 2018

If you are interested in attending the following AHCS Event on October 13, 2018 please contact Anne at

Date:  13th October 2018

In the morning a visit to the Cameron Museum at Achanacarry by Fort William followed by lunch at The Moorings Hotel, Fort William. In the afternoon a visit to the West of Scotland Museum, Fort William.

It’s here! The Offida Pipe Band shares another brilliant video with Clan MacAulay!

You’ve read here before about the amazing cultural twinning between Clan MacAulay and Scozzesi, the Offida Pipe Band. Joining Luca is Maestro Alberto Massi and fellow pipers Sandro, Massimo and Paolo. Well done lads! Can’t wait for the next one and we hope to see all of you at the International MacAulay Gathering in Aviemore, Scotland September 2019!

St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games, Saturday, August 4th

Join Clan Commissioner for Michigan, Bill O’Reilly, at the 169th Annual St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games. For more information please click here!

Friday, August 3, 2018
Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia, MI
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
169th Annual Highland Games
Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia, MI
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Zachary Macaulay to be memorialized in St. George’s Garden

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.