The following are events arranged by the Clan Hay Society or where the Society is participating and welcoming its members.  Please contact the Commissioner or the relevant branch convenor (see ‘Branches’ page) for details of the society’s participation.

Date Event Location Time
19 February 2022 Lecture: We were aye Jacobites, by Burgess Hay.  Burgess descends directly from William Hay, farmer in Badenyon in the parish of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, who fought in Gordon of Glenbuchat’s regiment throughout the 1745 rising and at the Battle of Culloden, 16 April 1746. Via Zoom
19 March 2022 Lecture: Professor Gillian Black, Professor of Private Law at the University of Edinburgh and Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary at the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms, on The Significance of Status and Genetics in the Succession to titles and coats of arms: is there a case for law reform?   7.00 pm UK time Via Zoom
5 April 2022 Tartans Days – jointly with other clans, Continental Europe branch Golf Anderlecht,
Belgium
16 April 2022 Annual Service of Commemoration for the fallen of the Battle of Culloden, 16 April 1746.  Clan Hay will lay a wreath at the cairn.  Gather in the National Trust for Scotland visitor centre at 10.00 am Culloden,
by Inverness
23 April 2022 Lecture: The Hay Tartans, by Lt. Col. Peter MacDonald, the leading historian of tartan and Highland costume.  7.00 pm UK time Via Zoom
23 April 2022 Scottish Ladies Night – jointly with other clans, Continental Europe branch Club Royale des
Officiers des Guides<
Brussels, Belgium
21 May 2022 Lecture: The Hays’ Heraldry: What’s the difference? by John Malden, Slains Pursuivant to the Earl of Erroll, Chief of Clan Hay, and formerly Unicorn Pursuivant at the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.  7.00 pm UK time Via Zoom
5 June 2022 Clans Days – Barbecue – jointly with other clans, Continental Europe branch –
12.00 midday, follows tour of caves and basement of the Citadelle Namur at
10.00 am
Ile d’Yvoir, Yvoir
Belgium
17-19 July 2022 Fetes Franco d’Eccossaises Aubigny sur Nere
France
26-31 July 2022 Continental Europe clans visit to Dunoon, including Dunoon Highland Games Dunoon,
Argyll
5-8 August 2022 Clan Hay Gathering, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire: castle tours, boat tours of the coast, cliff top walks, exhibition, ceilidh, concert and lectures on Jacobites, Smuggling and the History of the Hays of Erroll Cruden Bay,
Aberdeenshire
5 August 2022 Exhibition opens 10.00 am until 6.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Castles of the Coast, 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Jacobite Coast, 11.00 am and 3.00 pm
Boat tours of the Smugglers’ Coast, 8.00 am and 1.00 pm
Guided walk, Sands of Forvie nature reserve, 12.00 midday
Lecture: Slains and the Hays of Erroll, 6.00 pm
Welcome ceilidh and stovie supper, 8.00 pm
Cruden Bay
Aberdeenshire
6 August 2022 Aboyne Highland Games

Exhibition opens 10.00 am until 6.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Castles of the Coast, 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Jacobite Coast, 11.00 am and 3.00 pm
Boat tours of the Smugglers’ Coast, 8.00 am and 1.00 pm
Lecture: The Jacobites of the Coast, 6.00 pm
Re-enactment of the Battle of Cruden, 8.00 pm

Aboyne and
Cruden Bay,
Aberdeenshire
7 August 2022 Private visit to Turriff and District Heritage Museum (tbc with trustees), 10.00 am
Clan Hay Lunch: Lunch including archery and falconry demonstrations, 12.00 midday, at the Clan Hay Centre, Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Turriff and
Delgatie Castle
Aberdeenshire
7 August 2022 Guided tours of the old and new Castles of Slains, 3.00 pm
Guided clifftop walk, Cruden Bay to Boddam, 4.00 pm
Exhibition opens 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Castles of the Coast, 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
Minibus tours of the Jacobite Coast, 11.00 am and 3.00 pm
Boat tours of the Smugglers’ Coast, 8.00 am and 1.00 pm
Lecture: The Smugglers’ Coast, 7.00 pm
Slains and Cruden
Bay, Aberdeenshire
8 August 2022 Exhibition opens 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Minibus tour of the Castles of the Coast, 9.00 am
Minibus tour of the Jacobite Coast, 11.00 am
Boat tour of the Smugglers’ Coast, 9.00 am
Guided walk, Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, 12.00 midday
Farewell concert, featuring Scottish music, song, story and poetry, 3.00 pm
Cruden Bay,
Aberdeenshire
27 August 2022 Lonach Gathering – Clan Hay hospitality tent on the games field Strathdon,
Aberdeenshire
27 August 2022 Homage to a Brave – commemoration of the fallen of the world wars Waterloo,
Belgium
3 September 2022 Royal Braemar Gathering – Clan Hay hospitality and information for members,
potential members and supporters in the Overseas Tent.
Attended by HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family.
Princess Royal and
Duke of Fife
Memorial Park,
Braemar,
Aberdeenshire
9-11 September 2022 Celtic Days Festival, Thy le Chateau, Belgium

Schots Dagen Weekend, Aiden Biesen, Belgium – continental Europe branch

Thy le Chateau
Belgium
1 October 2022 Homage to a Clansman, Menin Gate, Ypres Ypres, Belgium
29 October 2022 Ball of the Clans – jointly with other clans – Continental Europe branch
Ceilidh dancing evening
Eigenbrakel
Belgium
12 November 2022 Clans Family Night, jointly with other clans – Continental Europe branch Eghezee
Belgium
26 November 2022 St Andrew’s Day with the Clan Hay Pipe Band – Continental Europe branch Antwerp
Belgium
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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