Entries by ClanDonald

Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2018

Sunday the 9th of December was a beautiful sunny day for the Clan Donald Pre-Christmas lunch. This was the 6th year that the lunch has been held at the Northcote Tavern, which is well known for its fantastic menu including the famous Sunday Roast. Around 30 Clan Donald Auckland members and their families arrived in the […]

Sausage Sizzle – Bunnings Mt Roskill – Auckland

Clan Donald Auckland has initiated a programme for funding to cover the cost for equipment and scholarships. The first of these funding events took place on Saturday the 1st of December at Bunnings Warehouse in Mt Roskill. Bunnings have a policy of supporting charitable organizations in their fund raising, and in particular allowing organizations to […]

The 43rd Auckland Highland Games

The Auckland Highland Games, the first of the Highland Games season, was held at the Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland on Saturday the 17th of November. The day was pleasantly warm with only a light breeze. The crowds started to arrive early to enjoy a full programme, which included solo piping and Highland Dancing competitions […]

Hororata Highland Games 2018

The 8th annual Hororata Highland Games were held on Saturday 10th November. The event was very successful despite the heavy rain the day before risking damage to the grounds. The Games organisers and their team of helpers rose to the challenge and were well prepared by opening time on the Saturday morning which dawned fine […]

Scottish Ceilidh Club – Auckland

The Scottish Ceilidh Club held a ceilidh on Friday the 26th of October. Clan Donald Auckland had quite a few members in attendance, to enjoy a great session of ceilidh dancing. Heather Laird, from the club, had a well organised programme, and Jennifer Dean, an Honorary Member of Clan Donald Auckland, called the dances. Live […]

Clan Donald Auckland Luncheon and Movie “Whisky Galore”

On Saturday the 13th of October, 24 members of Clan Donald Auckland enjoyed a great luncheon of a roast, cooked in a wood-burning oven at Ryders in Avondale, followed by the movie “Whisky Galore”. This was a 2016 remake of the movie. The tiny island of Todday runs out of whisky during World War II. […]

Clan Donald Canterbury’s Weekend Away 28-30th September 2018

Each year Clan Donald Canterbury go on an away weekend. These weekends are a lot of fun and provide a great opportunity to get to know other members and build strong friendships. This helps in keeping the society strong. In previous years we have visited Blenheim, Hanmer Springs, Ashburton, Dunedin, Geraldine, Rangiora and Oamaru. This […]

Clan Donald Hawkes Bay Annual Dinner & Kirking of the Tartan

Clan Donald Hawkes Bay held its annual Scottish dinner on 7 July 2018 at the Community Centre in Havelock North. The event was attended by 34 people including local Clan Donald members, members of the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury Societies, and others who enjoyed the Scottish atmosphere and entertainment. From Auckland, President Barrie Paterson, North […]

Clan Donald Canterbury Tea

Members of Clan Donald Canterbury were invited by long standing members, Cath and Bob Lyall, to their home for a special afternoon tea on Sunday 17th June to celebrate Cath’s birthday. About 20 members attended and were treated to the customary Lyall hospitality. It was great to gather together in Cath and Bob’s lovely home, […]