Visit the renown Cardhu Distillery founded by Helen Cumming in 1811 as an illicit distillery, the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. Register here @macaulay_clan #macaulaygathering2019 #aviemore #scotland
Mary Queen of Scots hit the theatres in December. Mary continues to intrigue so Historic Environment Scotland has created a trail for you to discover the sites that tell Mary’s real stories. Discover more about Historic Environment Scotland’s castles, abbeys and palaces that touched the famous monarch’s life.
Send us your photo celebrating Robbie Burns Day to the Secretary to include in the March MacAulay Matters newsletter..
Thanks to John MacAulay Court for putting together some interesting factoids about Robbie Burns and the mysteries that surround his legacy. Great examples of our widely-shared Scots sense of humour! As always, we encourage MacAulays to send pics of you celebrating Robbie Burns Day (see Contact Us to send pics with a caption to Secretary for inclusion in the March MacAulay Matters newsletter). Continue reading
To read the full history of the Kilt Skate in Canada click here.
From kiltskate.com: The idea for a kilt skate to celebrate Scottish heritage began in Ottawa in 2014 when the Scottish Society of Ottawa sought a way to commemorate the upcoming bicentennial of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald, the architect of Confederation and Canada’s first Prime Minister. They approached Don Cummer, who for many years had been skating the Rideau Canal in his kilt each January to celebrate Sir John A’s birthday. Dates and locations follow!
Many of us are planning our trip to Scotland for the MacAulay International Gathering in September 2019. For those of you that may not have been to beautiful Alba previously, here are some ideas of what to do when you’re not hanging with your fellow MacAulays at the Gathering.