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

Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Scotland, September 5-8, 2019

MacAulays (of all spellings) will gather in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park at the Coylumbridge Hotel, 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.

Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms National Park. Photo credit Visit Scotland and photographer Kenny Lam

Hotel reservations: Book your rooms now for the MacAulay Clan Gathering 2019! We have rooms reserved for September 5-8, 2019 at the Coylumbridge Hotel.  Our group rate per night for dinner, bed and breakfast is £145 per couple, £125 per single and £165 per family (2 adults & 2 children) and payment will be made directly to the hotel. To take advantage of these group rates you must call the Coylumbridge Hotel directly at 44 0179 811811.  The hotel office is open from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon UK time so check the time difference before calling. If calling from the U.S. or Canada you should precede these numbers with 011. Calling from Australia: 0011; New Zealand: 00. Please use Group Code MACA. www.coylumbridgehotel.co.uk Cut off for hotel reservations is July 20th. 

Registration for the Gathering: Booking your rooms does NOT register you for the Gathering.  You need to also book your attendance at Gathering events and we do need to collect a payment to cover the cost of the musicians, the coaches for the excursions, entry fees for the Friday excursions, etc. You can register now for the Gathering by clicking HERE. Gathering registration fees have been set at £65 per person for members (£80 for non-members—click here to become a member and save on gathering registration fees). Additional fees apply for the Saturday pre-ceilidh beer and whisky tastings. Registration deadline is July 20th. Invoices will be forwarded in due course.

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

As you can see there will be plenty to see and do during the Gathering with musical entertainment each evening.

New to our Gathering! For the golfers out there we’re trying to organize a pre-Gathering golf game at one of the many local courses. More details to follow!

Thursday evening begins with the welcome night meal and entertainment. A chance to mix and mingle.

Loch Alvie in the Cairngorms National Park: Photo credit Visit Scotland and photographer Jakub Iwanicki

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 old Knockando Woolmill Scotland or see how casks are made at the Speyside Cooperage followed by lunch in beautiful Aberlour. 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, participate in the MacAulay Heavy(ish) Games, 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 where we’ll elect our new Chief. You’ll have your choice of a pre-ceilidh whisky or beer tasting before we kick up our kilts.

Sunday morning following breakfast we’ll bid adieu until we meet two years hence at the 2021 Clan MacAulay International Gathering.

Organiser Bill O’Reilly and the organising committee look forward to seeing you there!

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