Entries by mrode

Waipu Highland Games 2020

On a warm and sunny New Years Eve the Clan Donald Auckland team of Murdock McDonald, Jim Murdoch, Anne Marshall, Tom and Lynnette McDonald and Marni MacDonald set up the Pavilion in the Caledonian Grounds ready for the Games the next day. After dinner at the old Clansman Motel, which has been renamed the Lighthouse […]

Sausage Sizzle – Bunnings at Mt Roskill Auckland

A third sausage sizzle was held at the Bunnings Warehouse in Mt Roskill on Saturday the 21st of December. And this was the most successful sausage sizzle so far. As there was a large crowd doing their last-minute pre-Christmas shopping, and of course needing refreshments, everything was sold out by 3pm. The Bunnings policy of […]

Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2019

Sunday the 8th of December started off nice and fine. There were a few showers later on but that did not stop the many members from enjoying the day. There were around 30 members and their families in the Highlander Bar of the Northcote Tavern and this year we had some members from Clan Campbell […]

Clan Donald Canterbury – The Kirkin of the Tartan 2019

On Sunday 24 November, thirteen members of Clan Donald Canterbury attended the annual Kirkin of the Tartan organised by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council. The Kirkin was held in conjunction with The Village Presbyterian Church weekly Sunday service held in the St Andrews College Centennial Chapel.   St Andrews College Centennial Chapel is situated in […]

The 44th Auckland Highland Games

The Auckland Games were held on Saturday the 23rd of November, for the third time, at the Ellerslie Events Centre, Ellerslie Racecourse. It was a brilliant sunny day with just enough breeze to make things comfortable. The organization of the Games seemed to be slightly disjointed this year with the Highland Dancing and the heavyweight […]

Clan Donald Auckland Ceilidh

On Sunday the 10th of November, from 1pm to 4pm, 45 Clan Donald Auckland members attended the Ceilidh at the Point Chevalier R.S.A. It was a great and very successful afternoon, and at one stage, with the Balmoral Highland Dancers, the Ceilidh Band, pipers and some parents there was well over 70 people enjoying themselves. The […]

Hororata Highland Games

The 9th annual Hororata Highland Games were held on Saturday 9th November 2019. Although overcast and windy it was a very warm day.   The pipe band leads the parade of the clans.   More than 500 competitors took part in the various events ranging from Highland Dancing to the “Kilted Mile” where competitors race […]

Clan Donald Canterbury Branch Meeting November 2019

Clan Donald Canterbury held their quarterly meeting on Sunday 3 November. A good turnout of members met at 12.00 pm for a BYO lunch prior to the 1.00 pm meeting. Members welcomed Colin MacDonald, Clan Donald foundation member and former President, who has been unable to attend meetings or functions as regularly as he used […]