Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Scotland
September 5-8, 2019
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.
Thursday evening begins with the welcome night meal and entertainment. A chance to mix and mingle.
On Friday we’ll make the pilgrimage to the historic Culloden Battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end. You’ll also have your choice of visiting the renown Cardhu Distillery, the 230-year Knockando Woolmill Scotland or see how casks are made at the Speyside Cooperage. Friday night we’ll be awash in MacAulay tartans as we celebrate our heritage at the formal banquet. Entertainment to follow.
On Saturday you’ll have time to delve into MacAulay genealogy, have free time to visit some of the great local spots of interest and then Saturday afternoon take part in the Annual General Meeting of Clan MacAulay Association. As Chief Hector is retiring we’ll be electing a new Chief! That night we’ll kick up our kilts at the ceilidh.
Sunday morning following breakfast we’ll bid adieu until we meet two years hence at the 2021 Clan MacAulay International Gathering.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we look forward to seeing you there! Registration and further details on excursions to follow.