Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland

Melbourne City Pipe Band wears the MacLennan tartan

Portree, Isle of Skye

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Winners of inaugural Ruairidh MacLennan of MacLennan piping award

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Carol Davis, Chief's Commissioner

Carol Davis                       
Chief’s Commissioner

Welcome to Clan MacLennan Australia.

Ceud mìle fàilte – it is with much pleasure that we welcome you.
Whether you’re curious about your family history or searching for Clan history and events, we trust you’ll find the answers here.  Be sure to say hello at our Clan tent if you’re visiting one of the many Highland Gatherings we attend around Australia. You’re most welcome to join us at Clan events and regular event updates can be found on this website and our Facebook page.
If your interest is family history, our Clan genealogy pages are a place where your ancestors can be properly recorded for posterity.  We already have over 37,000 individuals in our Clan database – with roots going back to Scotland and elsewhere. It  includes photos, official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more.   For a modest annual membership fee you’ll receive a Clan membership certificate, quarterly newsletters with local and worldwide Clan news and you’ll be granted member only access to the on-line Clan  genealogy database.  – to learn more click on the “Membership application” link on this page. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Join Upcoming events:            

Saturday 7th October  2017 The Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering The Gathering runs from 10am until 5pm. There will also be a traditional Scottish Ceilidh Night. The ceilidh will be held at the Canberra Burns Club, Kett Street Kambah with doors opening at 7:30pm.The highland gathering is a fun family event, with something for everyone. More information at  www.canberragathering.com.au

November Informal Sydney Gathering & Dinner – Saturday 11 November, Roseville Club, Pacific Hwy, Roseville NSW
“Throw the sheep” for young and older kids starts at 5.30.

Clan MacLennan Worldwide Gathering in Inverness, Scotland from 4-8th July, 2018.   Join clansfolk from Australia and around the world in celebration of our shared Clan heritage.   A large group of Australians will Mac/McLennan family links will be travelling  to the Worldwide Clan Gathering in Inverness, Scotland from 4th-8th July 2018, hosted by  Chief Ruairidh MacLennan of MacLennan and the Scotland Association. To find out more, please click on the menu item “2018 Gathering“   Don’t hesitate to email anyone on our contact list and they’ll be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Watch this space for updates on upcoming Clan events:  The Informal Sydney dinner & ceilidh, the end of year picnic and the  2018 Hogmanay Celebration.

Join us:

Our Clan Association was formed in 1978 and we have one of the largest memberships of our Clan in the world. Our aims are to:

  • Acknowledge in practice the spirit of our ancient motto: “Dum Spiro Spero” (While I breathe I hope)
  • Promote interest in the Clan and foster a spirit of kin and fellowship.
  • Maintain contact with members.
  • Collect and preserve the Clan’s history and traditions.
  • Assist members tracing their family tree.
  • Keep contact with Clan Associations throughout the World. (Presently Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK/Scotland and U.S.A.)
  • To achieve these aims we publish an interesting and informative newsletter three times a year, and we hold three major clan gatherings each year in Melbourne and one in Sydney and attend a number of Highland Gathering events around Australia. Financial membership also provides access to our extensive Mac/McLennan family history database. We are happy to provide further information and welcome applications for membership.

NO ONE IS TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO JOIN !!

Contacts:

Chief’s Commissioner Australia & President: Carol Davis – email: pres-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Vice President: David McLennan – email: vp-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Secretary: Patsy McLennan, 13 Lamart Street, Strathmore, Victoria, 3041 Australia
– email: sec-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com Phone: +61 (0)3 9379 2425

Treasurer: Geoff McLennan, 34 Hornsby Street, Maldon, Victoria, 3463 Australia
– email: treas-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com Phone: +61 (0)3 5475 2092

Newsletter Editor: Carol Davis – email: ed-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Clan MacLennan Tartan & Crested Goods for sale:
(See Newsletter) Contact Bob McLennan, 13 Lamart Street, Strathmore. Vic 3041 – email: sec-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com Phone: +61 (0)3 9379 2425

Genealogy: Bruce McLennan – email: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Instagram: clanmaclennan_au Tag: #clanmaclennan_au

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Newsletters from the former New South Wales Clan MacLennan Association are available: Click here

Grafton Assoc: Click here to find out about the Grafton, NSW Clan MacLennan Association

Past events:

Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 10.45am service begins at 11.00am Kirkin ‘O the Tartan service
The Scots’ Church, Cnr. Russell & Collins Street, Melbourne. The service commemorates the repeal of the Act of Proscription on 1st July 1782 which in 1746 had banned, amongst other things, the ‘wearing of Highland garb’ i.e. tartan. We encourage you to proudly wear your MacLennan tartan to the service.   All welcome!

Sunday 18th June, 2017 at 12 noon Clan MacLennan Australia AGM & Ceilidh 
BYO shared lunch.  A short AGM will be followed by an afternoon of entertainment. Venue:  MCC Bowls Club, 19/23 Swinburne Ave, Hawthorn VIC 3122  *NB:  This is a new venue this year

Sunday 4th June 2017 – Bonnie Wingham, NSW – Clan Tent, Parade and Ball – Join us in the Parade or just visit our tent. North Coast NSW McLennans especially welcome. More at www.manninghistorical.org

Sunday 26 March 2017 – Ringwood Highland Gathering. East Ringwood Sportsground, Cnr Mt Dandenong & Dublin Rds, East Ringwood, Vic.

Saturday 1 April 2017 – Bundanoon is Brigadoon Highland Gathering, NSW. Please join us for the Parade – arrive early and meet at the Clan tent before 8.45. Clan goods will be on sale. ACT McLennans especially welcome. Goes ahead rain or shine. More at www.brigadoon.org.au

Please make a booking to join our table at the Bundanoon Ceilidh, Bundanoon Hall, 7.30-12.00 – $50pp by cheque, postal order or EFT to Helene Jessop, PO Box 3169, Exeter 2579 – specify “MacLennan table”. Programme of entertainment included. Please see www.brigadoon.org.au/festival/ceilidh/ – sold out

Saturday 11 February 2017 – Scots Day Out Highland Gathering, Bendigo, Vic. Come and visit us at the Clan tent and join us in the parade. Don’t forget to wear some MacLennan tartan! More at www.scotsdayout.com

Sunday 20 November 2016 at 12.00 noon – Essendon Christmas Picnic and Jn. & Snr Petanque Competition – a fun family afternoon – Woodlands Park, Essendon, Victoria. Enter via Winifred Street. BYO picnic lunch, chairs & coffee mug. Afternoon tea provided. We have the use of indoor facilities so we can accommodate all weather conditions.

Friday 30 December 2016 at 7.00 pm – Hawthorn, Vic **THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR’S EVE** – Clan MacLennan/Clan Cameron Hogmanay Celebration – MCC Bowls Club, 23 Swinburne Avenue, Hawthorn, Victoria. Traditional Scottish ceilidh music with with renowned musicians, fiddler Matthew Robertson and David South on accordion. Piper and address to the Haggis ceremony. Wear your tartan! **Early Bird Special if you book by 9th December. Drinks at bowls club member prices. NB: No BYO. **Seats are limited – book ASAP to ensure you secure a ticket. To book email sec-au@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com or phone Patsy McLennan (03) 9379 2425

Saturday 5 November 2016 – Sydney annual Informal Gathering, Roseville Club, Pacific Hwy. 6.00 for 6.30pm – Click here to book: Booking form

Sunday 19 June 2016 – AGM & Ceilidh – 1pm, Malvern Bowls Club, 14 Coonil Cres, Malvern Vic. BYO shared lunch. Afternoon tea provided.

Saturday 18 June 2016 – Scotttish Festival / Gathering – St Leonard’s Park, Miller Street, North Sydney. Parade at 9.00. Come and see us at our Clan tent.

Thursday 26 May 2016 – Wingham Genealogy Fair – come and hear to talk about our Clan (Brochure)

Saturday 28 May 2016 – Bonnie Wingham Clan Tent, Parade and Ball – Join us in the Parade or just visit our tent (Brochure)

Saturday 9 April 2016 – Bundanoon is Brigadoon Highland Gathering, NSW. Please join us for the Parade. Arrive early and meet at the Clan tent before 9.00. Clan goods will be on sale at this next Gathering. ACT McLennans especially welcome. Goes ahead rain or shine. More at www.brigadoon.net.au

3 April 2016 – Ringwood Highland Games, Vic. Join us for the Parade and meet us at our Clan tent. This will be the last Ringwood Games. More in Clan newsletter.

25 & 26 March 2016 – Maclean Highland Gathering, NSW. More at www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/aust/grafton

Hogmanay Celebration 30 December 2015 – Enjoy a family night of live music, dancing, Haggis! – MCC Bowls Clubrooms, 34 Glen Street, Hawthorn, Victoria. 7.30. Not BYO licenced. Bring a plate of supper to share.

Family Picnic & Genealogy Day 15 November 2015, Woodlands Park House, 32 Winifred Street, Essendon (Melbourne) 12 noon – 5pm

Sydney annual Informal Gathering 7 November 2015, Roseville Club, Pacific Highway 6.30 for 7.00pm – Booking form

Kirkin ‘O the Tartan service 5 July 2015 -The Scots’ Church, Collins Street, Melbourne at 11.00am

Ceilidh and annual meeting Malvern Bowling Club 21 June 2015

Bundanoon is Brigadoon Highland Gathering, NSW – 11 April 2015

Maclean Highland Gathering, NSW 3-4 April 2015

Ringwood Highland Games, Vic – 29 March 2015.

Sunday 30th November 2014 from 11.30am – Clan Picnic and the popular Jnr. & Snr. Petanque championship. BYO lunch. We have the use of the cottage if the sun isn’t shining! Venue: Woodville Park, Essendon. Melways: 28 F1 **Special guest Bruce McLennan, clan genealogist, will be available to help you to trace your ancestors. Don’t forget to bring copies of any records you have such as births, death, marriage and baptisms and photos if you have them.

Sunday 16th November 2014– The Scottish ‘Fling’ Festival at the Immigration Museum of Victoria, 400 Flinders Street Melbourne 10am – 4.00pm.
Click here for more about the Clan World Gathering July 2014

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Clan MacLennan Australia shared Scots of Victoria's photo.

A Family Ceilidh
Sunday, 23rd July 2017

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Memories from the 2014 Clan MacLennan Gathering in Inverness, Scotland. Make your own memories at the 2018 Clan Gathering.
We hope to meet you at the Clan Gathering 4-8th July, 2018!

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This is some of the fun we had at the last worldwide Clan Gathering in Inverness, Scotland in 2014. Join the fun in Inverness for the 2018 worldwide Clan Gathering from 4-8th July and meet Mac/McLennan clansfolk from around the world!

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In exactly one year from today Clan MacLennan worldwide will be gathering in Inverness, Scotland from 4-8th July 2018! Start planning now and join us in Inverness! To find out more visit clanmaclennan-worldwide website and click on the Gathering 2018 link.

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The Kirkin 'O The Tartan service this morning at The Scots' Church, Melbourne was well attended. Clan members Bill Earl and Gary King presented the MacLennan tartan. We all welcomed a warming cuppa and a chat with old and new friends after the service.

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Scotland The Brave Concert, Hamer Hall Melbourne with grandson Ryan who's an aspiring tenor drummer. Clan member Mary Cooper had two grandsons playing in last night's concert with the Scotch College Pipes & Drums Band. It's sobering to remember these are young school boys performing brilliantly alongside seasoned professionals! (sorry for the terrible selfie!)

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A very special evening with eldest grandson to see Scotland The Brave concert at Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre last night.

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Kirkin 'O the Tartan - Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 10.45am service begins at 11.00am
Venue: The Scots’ Church, Cnr. Russell & Collins Street, Melbourne. This is an important event on our yearly calendar. The service commemorates the repeal of the Act of Proscription on 1st July 1782. the Act of Proscription 1746 had banned, amongst other things, the ‘wearing of Highland garb’ i.e. tartan. We encourage you to proudly wear your MacLennan tartan to the service. If you are driving, free parking is available at Wilson’s Car Park (Scots’ Church Car Park), 181 Little Collins St. Please bring your car park ticket with you to enable it to be validated in the foyer on arrival. Trams stop close by in Collins Street. Morning tea will be served in the Church Hall following the service. All welcome!