News, articles, information and regular updates from the Clan Hay Society

The Erroll’s Frolic

We have been sent a wonderful composition by Daniel Hay. He writes: “Having once served as the President of Clan Hay American Branch I felt it behooved me to create one for the Clan. So come, one and all, a Hay, a Hay, a Hay. Take part, get a copy, and share it through the […]

Website Development

We are currently updating the website with a new look, more functionality and a better experience for our visitors and clan members. This includes a new members community area. We are introducing new website user, privacy and cookies policies We aim to minimise any disruption as we undertake this development work. We apologise in […]

Coronations of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

King Charles III and Queen Camilla waving from balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronations

 The Coronations of TM King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place at Westminster Abbey on 6th May 2023. The Chief as Lord High Constable of Scotland was in the Coronation Procession within Westminster Abbey. He was wearing the kilt and was just in front of the Sword of State and the Earl Marshall. They […]

2023 Lecture schedule confirmed

The Clan Hay Society’s lecture series for the current year has now been finalised, with the confirmation of three dates following the summer break. On Saturday 7th October. former Clan Hay Archivist Alan Hay will speak on Castellated Architecture in Scotland.  Scotland was defined by architectural historian Dr W Douglas Simpson as ‘the land par […]

Archie Murray: RIP

Clan Hay members of a certain vintage will be sorry to learn of the death, aged 93, of Archie Murray, one of our greatest and best loved supporters over a period of many years. Although he was a Murray, and long serving Secretary of the Clan Murray Association, he was also the best friend of […]

As Burns Night approaches….

At this time of year, the thoughts of Scots and those of Scots extraction inevitably turn to the Burns Supper season.  The one taking place at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom on 3 February will have a particularly Hay flavour.  Organised by the Burgesses and Guild of the City of Aberdeen, this glittering charity event raises funds […]

First Lecture of 2023 with Dr Emsley Nimmo

The first Clan Hay Zoom lecture of the 2023 season will take place on Saturday 4 February at 6.00 pm, UK time. Our speaker is the Very Rev Dr Emsley Nimmo, Dean Emeritus of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and his talk is titled A Jig through Scotland’s Ecclesiastical History. […]