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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Smuggling: the last Clan Hay lecture for 2022

The last in the Clan Hay Society’s 2022 lecture series was given by Alan Hay, the society’s Archivist, on the subject of smuggling in North East Scotland.  This was ‘unfinished business’ from the Clan Hay Gathering in Aberdeenshire in July when this talk was one of the events that time pressures caused to be cancelled, […]

Kingsmeadows: a lecture from Sandra Whitnell

Grateful thanks are due to Sandra Whitnell for her lecture to the Clan Hay Society on Sir John Hay and his spares.  The intriguing title comes from the old adage that a peer or chief should have ‘an heir and a spare.’ just in case some mishap befell the elder son.  In Sir John’s case, […]

Hays at St Machar’s Cathedral ceiling rededication

The magnificent heraldic ceiling of St Machar’s, the medieval cathedral of Aberdeen, has been rededicated following a lengthy restoration project.  The rededication service was attended by a group of Hays, including our Chief, the Earl of Erroll, who was one of several peers and chiefs present, the descendants of those whose Coats of Arms are […]