Did you know the Clan MacAulay website has information on our MacAulay History?

Whether you’re curious about the history of MacAulays from Ardencaple, County Antrim, the Hebrides or Ullapool and Loch Broom, you’ll find it on the Clan MacAulay History page.

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How tweed became a symbol of Scottish culture

Special thanks to Mike Macauley, Commissioner for North Missouri, for forwarding the January 14, 2021 National Geographic article How tweed became a symbol of Scottish culture. Very appropriate since we’ll be visiting the home of Harris tweed next year when we visit the Hebrides and attend the Clan MacAulay International Gathering in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis!

Whisky – The Water of Life (new on our website)

For those of us who enjoy whisky, the water of life [uisge beatha (Scots Gaelic) or Uisce beatha (Irish Gaelic)], we often share a wee dram and discuss the merits of the whisky (or whiskey for the Irish) we’re enjoying. We’ve added a Whisky – The Water of Life page to our website (click here to be directed to the page) in hopes that you too will share your stories and reviews of your favourites by emailing us via our Contact Us page. Slàinte Mhath!

Joan McAulay, Chief

Robbie Burns Night

Known in medieval Celtic culture as a story teller, verse maker and composer, the word ‘Bard’ has become synonymous with the world’s greatest poets. However, few are as celebrated as Scotland’s own ‘National Bard’, Robert Burns, who we pay tribute to on 25 January each year. Continue reading

Happy Hogmanay, Hogmanay Sona from Clan MacAulay

Hogmanay traditions will be significantly different this year for those celebrating in Scotland and around the world But as we celebrate separately, but together in spirit, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the year that was and the year that will be. To everyone around the world, from Clan MacAulay, we wish you all the best for 2021. Happy Hogmanay! Hogmanay Sona!

Thanks, as always, to John MacAulay Court, for sharing the link to the beautiful and creative use of drones in Scotland to entertain, and give some peace! Note that if you let it run after Part One, Part 2 will play as well. Part 3 will be available tonight. Click here to view!

And if you aren’t familiar with Hogmanay, visit Historic Scotland to learn more