Clan Macrae in Scotland
      Clan History      
      Feature Articles      
      Clan News      
      Clan Events      
      Clan Forum      
    The Clan Shop    
    Sheriffmuir 2015    
    Clan Gallery    
    Sheriffmuir Update    
    Visiting Kintail    
    Mailing List    
    Macrae Links    
Mon 24 February 2020
Archive: Combined Clans Gathering 2004, New Zealan
Saturday 25 September 2004
Addressing the Haggis!One Wet Highland Fling.

Scottish lads and lasses from all over New Zealand felt very much at home on Saturday 25 September 2004 as they paraded in the rain for the Combined Clans Gathering in Te Aroha, New Zealand.

Bob Wallace, spokesman for Clan Wallace who organised the event described the days weather as typically Scottish. “I haven’t seen so much rain since I left Scotland.”

But, despite the rain, the day was a huge success, commencing with a Street March lead by three Pipe Bands through the main street of Te Aroha to the St Josephs Hall. The City of Manakau Pipe Band were resplendent in their new “Blue Wallace” tartan kilts.

It is estimated over 200 people representing 14 clans took part in the celebrations which included traditional dance and weapon demonstrations with Jacobite period weapons and performances by the three pipe bands. In addition in the evening there was a Ceilidh with the Celtic group Tamlin and supporting artists.

Six members of the Clan MacRae Society joined Sue Tregoweth to celebrate our Scottish heritage.

Clan Macrae Badge
News and Events
If you have a item of news or an event that might be added here, please contact us.
contact us
The Clan Shop
Looking for that special gift? Visit the Clan Macrae Shop.
Join our Mailing List
Stay informed by joining our free mailing list.
  © Clan Macrae Scotland
web design © Scottish Web Design