Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2017

It was a warm but showery day on Sunday the 10th of December for the Clan Donald Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch. And once again the luncheon was held in the Highlander Bar of the Northcote Tavern. This was the 5th year that the event was held in the Highlander Bar, which not only has a fantastic menu, including their famous Sunday Roast, but the atmosphere is very Scottish, with the tartan carpet, and on the walls, many clan shields with the various Coats-of-Arms.

There were around 30 Clan Donald members, who were entertained as they arrived, by John Hawthorn, with a selection of Scottish tunes on his piano accordion.


John Hawthorn playing a selection of Scottish tunes.


The Signals Pipe Band also arrived, after the Birkenhead Christmas Parade, to entertain the Clan Donald members and tavern guests.


Between showers the Signals Pipe Band entertained the guests.


Pipe Corporal Andrew Wilkie is also a Past President
of Clan Donald Auckland.


After such a fantastic lunch and entertainment, the members spent the rest of the afternoon chatting over a few drinks.


Clan Chaplain Diane Winder enjoyed the lunch. She has
not long returned from the USA.

Jim Donald, a long time member of Clan Donald Auckland.


Vice President Lynnette McDonald, with longtime Clan Donald member and friend Marlene Mathews.