Clan Hay Journal due for publication

Hank Collins, the Earl of Erroll and Pipe Major Phillippe Vervoort at Bannockburn Live

Hank Collins, the Earl of Erroll and Pipe Major Phillippe Vervoort at Bannockburn Live

The annual Clan Hay Journal for 2015 is set to be published in the next fortnight.

Circulated annually to members of the Clan Hay Society at the end of March, the Clan Hay Journal for this year includes:

*     a report and pictures of the Clan Hay's presence at Bannockburn Live, the major gathering at Stirling last year which commemorated the 700th anniversary of Scotland's liberating victory under Robert the Bruce in 1314

*    an interesting revelation about a second standing stone at Luncarty, the site in Perthshire of Clan Hay's legendary origin

*    full details of the forthcoming Clan Hay tour of Scotland, (of which some further detail can be discovered by clicking on the '2015 Programme' tab at the top of this page)

*    Angus Hay's account of Clan Hay's activities during the Peninular War and the Battle of Waterloo

*    Some thoughts on Robert the Bruce, and why, against unlikely odds, Hays of the 14th century might have supported him

*   Pam Rotheroe-Hay's article about the Chief's home at Old Slains on the Aberdeenshire coast, and its availability for rent to members of Clan Hay

*    Norwegian member Alf Hay's analysis of an early letter to the King of Norway, describing the origin of the Hay family

*    Reports from the Clan Hay Society's branches in America, Canada, Australia and continental Europe, detailing a packed programme of activities from last year and looking forward to the year to come.

Members of the Clan Hay Society can expect to receive the 2015 Journal by the end of the month.  If you're not a member yet, click on the 'Membership' tab at the top of this page and join us to receive your copy.