The Clan Hay Society has announced an exciting programme of events in the run-up to our annual Clan Gathering at the Aboyne Highland Games in August.
This is part of the Tartan Ties initiative, launched by the Clan Hay Society in 2013 with the backing of Visit Scotland, the government agency responsible for attracting overseas visitors to our shores.
A week-long journey taking in sites associated with Clan Hay across much of Scotland will begin on 28th July with a three night stay at Duns Castle in Berwickshire, the lovely home of Alick and Aline Hay of Duns. From there, visits are arranged to the battlefield of Flodden, Neidpath Castle, and the magnificent Edwardian Manderston House.
The tour will proceed to Borthwick Castle in Midlothian, cradle of the Hays of Yester, and thence to our Perthshire heartland, taking in Megginch Castle and the Mott of Errol.
The climax of the tour will be our annual gathering at the Aboyne Highland Games on Saturday 1st August with a ceilidh event that evening. The final events of the week will be a lunch at Delgatie Castle, the Clan Hay Centre, on Sunday 2nd August, followed by guided tours of the old and new castles of Slains on the Aberdeenshire cliffs.
Bookings are already being taken and spaces are limited. Click on the '2015 Programme' tab at the top of this page for full details.