2018 Clan Hay Tour





We have a really special tour planned for 2018. Please contact Pam Rotheroe-Hay on pam.rotheroe-hay@hotmail.co.uk for full details.

Some of the events are outlined below but it is advisable to request further information in advance in order to benefit from the special arrangements.


Sun 29th July -           York. Free day to visit attractions – You might like to visit the Jorvick Viking

Centre, www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk If we make a group booking, prices are,

Adult £7.15; Child £4.75; Concession £5.70 this is a considerable saving on

individual tickets.  Let Pam know if you wish to visit it.

York Minster;

The Shambles – a street which has been preserved from medieval times;

Betty’s Tea Rooms – a traditional English tea room – very popular so we can

make a group booking in advance if people let Pam know that they would like

to go there. An experience not to be missed;

Roman sites;

Lots of other things to see here so please do your research.

Monday 30th July -          Kelso(Lunch) – We can make a group booking if people wish – let Pam know.
                                            Ford Castle TD15 2PX – One of the border castle which came under attack so

often. This is not open to the general public but we should be able to get a

special arrangement. Details will be confirmed.

                                            Flodden TD12 4SW -82 men of the name of Hay died at the Battle of Flodden.

We will have a ceremony here to remember them and walk some of the



Meal at local pub. If people are interested in a group meal, let Pam know.

We have a nuber of rooms reserved at the Mercure Baron Castle Hotel in Peebles at £42 per person (single supplement £20.) This includes breakfast. To book one, please quote Hay Group.

Tuesday 31st July -          Melrose Abbey TD6 9LG – popular tourist attraction.
                                            Peebles(Neidpath Castle – a Hay castle which we will have opened for us)

Followed by lunch at a local pub. Let Pam know if you wish to eat 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


Alternatively you might like to spend Wednesday in Edinburgh or St. Andrews, sightseeing.
Thursday 2nd August -    Aboyne - Free day/Haggis Hunt/ Inter-Clan croquet competition at Crathes



The Haggis Hunt involves finding toy Haggis 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!

Friday 3rd August -          Haggis Hunt/Medieval Banquet  - 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. Last year this event was booked up by May!

Saturday 4th August -     Aboyne Highland Games/Haggis Hunt results/carvery supper
Sunday 5th August -        Lunch at Delgatie AB53 5TD/Slains Castles AB41 8ST