Tartan Ties 2018

Saturday 28th July. Please contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay for details of events pam.rotheroe-hay@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 29th July.

  • Visit to York.  Jorvick Viking Centre and Betty’s Tea Rooms.

Monday 30th. 

  • Kelso(Lunch) – There is a group booking for lunch but please  let Pam know if you wish to dine with the group so that we are aware of numbers.
  • Ford Castle TD15 2PX – One of the border castle which came under attack so  often. This is not open to the general public. Details will be confirmed.
  •  Flodden TD12 4SW -82 men of the name of Hay died at the Battle of Flodden. We will be holding a ceremony here to remember them and walk some of the battlefield.

Tuesday 31st July.

  •  Melrose Abbey TD6 9LG – popular tourist attraction.
  • Peebles(Neidpath Castle – A Hay castle which we will have opened for our private visit
  •  Lunch at a local pub. Let Pam know  for numbers
  • Roslyn Chapel EH25 9PU

Wednesday 1st August

  • Errol – see the Hay stone at the station and visit the Motte where the first Hay Castle stood. It is virtually impossible to find the motte without a guide so worth taking this opportunity. Strong shoes and trousers are a must!
  • Coupar Angus – visit to the Abbey where the early Chiefs of Clan Hay were buried.

Thursday 2nd August

  • Aboyne – Free day/Haggis Hunt/ Inter Clan croquet competition at Crathes Castle.
  • The Haggis Hunt involves finding toy Haggi which are hidden in Castle Fraser and Crathes Castle and writing down which ones you find and where they were. The completion will be judged at the carvery supper on Saturday night. You can visit either castle on Thursday or Friday to search for hidden Haggi and enjoy exploring the castles. Both of these castle are owned by the National Trust so members get in free. Don’t worry if you are not doing the Haggis Hunt, you can still come to the Carvery supper!
  • Fly fishing on the River Dee is available but advance booking is essential. Contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay for details.

Friday 3rd August

  • Haggis Hunt during the day and in the evening our Medieval Banquet at the Albert Hall Ballater. Tickets £35. We will be entertained by Paul Anderson on fiddle; Shona Donaldson singing traditional songs; Ian Smith (Ballater Pipe Band) on pipes along with our fabulous Clan Hay Pipe Band; Medieval Realms, the amazing re-enactment group will be entertaining us and explaining the food and events. We will enjoy a hog roast with additional food (provided by the Deeside Activity Park) accompanied by mead and wine. Further drinks may be brought by participants. Advance bookings only.
  • The Blairs Museum could be visited during the afternoon if people wish  to do so.
  • The Medieval Banquet was a great success this year so we have decided to do it again. It will be open to local people and holiday makers so please book early.

Saturday 4th August

  •  We will have our Clan tent at the Aboyne Highland Games and look forward to meeting you there.
  • (Evening 18:00)  Carvery supper at the Deeside Activity Park. The results of our Haggis Hunt competition will be announced here. Tickets £25.
  • Sunday 5th August –       Midday) – Annual Clan Lunch at Delgatie Castle, our Clan Centre. Tickets £25. Advance booking only.  Visit to both Old Slains and New Slains Castles followed by supper at 18:00 at the Kilmarnock Arms in Cruden Bay. Please advise Pam if you wish to attend as the hotel needs to know numbers.

    Lunch at Delgatie AB53 5TD/Slains Castles AB41 8ST

  • Please contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay for details of any of these events at pam.rotheroe-hay@hotmail.co.uk or on 07777672059.