New Year News from Clan Hay Europe

Clan Hay Europe's New Year lunch, complete with Scottish salmon

The December 2011 issue of our continental European branch is now available.  It features details of their many activities over the past year, including the Homage to a Hay event at the Menin Gate, the Scottish Days festival at Castle Ooidonk in Belgium and their more recent St Andrews Day celebrations.  Pictures and news are included of the historic appointment of Clan Hay piper Raf Gaublomme as official piper to the Belgian town of Beveren-Waas and of Clan Hay member Fernand Daquin's induction as a Keeper of the Quaich, together with an interview with Clan Hay member Leona Hay. 

Anyone who would like to receive a copy of this e-newsletter, should please contact Tom Hye, Convenor of Clan Hay for continental Europe, on

Tom also draws our attention to the launch of a book by the C'est du Belge television channel, entitled L'annee C'est du Belge - le Best de 2011.  This quality souvenir volume features the documentary on Clan Hay screened by the channel and the special relationship between Clan Hay and Belgium's Castle Ooidonk, including last year's historic twinning of Castle Ooidonk with Clan Hay's Duns Castle in Scotland.

Copies can be obtained via Amazon and other online retailers quoting the International Standard Book Number 5 414306 202412 20130, at a price of 6 Euros.