Cost: £45 per person
Cost: £45 per head
After dinner speaker: Craig MacLaren, Royal Town Planning Institute for Scotland and Northern Ireland Director
Musical entertainment: Two members of the CMS, Andrew Burnside and Catherine Crawford, who will play a selection of Scottish music on mandolin and mandola
The Chief will be attending the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, Australia as Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.
On Thursday evening 17th October he will lead members of the MacLaren Clan and other participants marching onto the Esplanade to open the evening’s programme.
Donald will be meeting with Clan MacLaren members and attending other events in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
For further information and at your earliest convenience, please contact:
Chairman, Clan MacLaren Society of Australia
Preferably by email: [email protected] or Australian Tel No: 0409 529 778
The Clan MacLaren Society welcomes new members, particularly those with a connection to the name. Guidelines for eligibility are as follows:
Variations and Septs of Clan MacLaren/MacLaurin include:
We accept membership applications by post, in person at the Clan Games, or via our online form.
Click here to view our subscription rates and to print out our application form in Microsoft Word format.
Click here to print out our membership renewal form in Microsoft Word format.You can pay membership via PayPal using the form below (you will be redirected to paypal.com to complete payment):
North American applicants should visit www.clanmaclarenna.org for full details of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America (CMSNA) and instructions on submitting your membership application.
Australian applicants can visit clanmaclarenau.org
The Gathering of the Clan and the Lochearnhead Highland Games are an annual highlight of the Clan MacLaren Society calendar, taking place every July.
Clan events span the weekend and include activities like golf and fishing, walks to the Clan Cairn, and of course, the Highland Games. At Lochearnhead, members can watch traditional favourites like highland dancing, piping and tug-o-war, and while some events are just for the skilled locals others are open to all.
In the evening, members are invited to the AGM and Games Dinner, then to end the weekend they are welcome to attend a service held at Balquhidder Parish Church followed by a walk to Creag an Tuirc.
In celebration of St Andrew’s Day, the Clan MacLaren holds an Annual Dinner in Edinburgh with a formal dinner, piping, speeches by the Chief and a guest speaker, and traditional Scottish music.
International members are always very welcome. Details about upcoming events including dates for the year ahead can be found on the website and in the Annual Newsletter.
The Society newsletter is published annually in Spring. All contributions are welcome, particularly those relating to national and international MacLaren events, births, deaths and marriages. Please email content to Newsletter Editor Bridget Stevens at [email protected] before the deadline of 31st January for inclusion in the next newsletter.