News, articles, information and regular updates from the Clan Hay Society

Bannockburn 2014

Stirling District Council has announced ambitious plans for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014.  The announcement follows a long round of negotiations during which Edinburgh, as the capital city, claimed the right to host the celebrations whilst Stirling stuck to its guns in favour of maintaining the local connection. […]

Annual Clan Hay Gathering 2011

The Clan Hay Society can now confirm the detail of its main annual gathering for 2011. Taking place as usual in the Clan Hay’s Aberdeenshire heartland, the main event will be the Aboyne Highland Games on Saturday 6th August.  The fun starts from about 10.30 on the Green in the village; car parking is free in […]

New Website for Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle in the Scottish border country has a new website on  This magnificent border tower house, built by Sir John Hay of Locherworth in the later 15th century, has strong connections with Clan Hay.  The lands and barony of Neidpath were first acquired through the marriage of an earlier Hay of Locherworth to the […]

Update on the Battle of Harlaw

The extensive plans to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw this summer continue to take shape. The Elphinstone Institute, part of the University of Aberdeen, is to run a conference on the battle in conjunction with the seven incorporated trades of the city at Trinity Hall in Aberdeen on Thursday 9th June.  […]

Colorado Tartan Day 2011

by Rod Village, President of Clan Hay of America The Tartan Day Celebration was held in Arvada’s McIlvoy Park, again this year. We had really good weather which contributed to it being a wonderful day.  The Tartan Day Celebration is finally catching on here in Colorado, due to the hard work and dedication of the […]

Calgary, Alberta Highland Games

4th September 2010, held at Springbank Park for All Seasons. 2010 Highland Games was the 97th anniversary for the Calgary Games but was ‘new’ in many ways.  First there was a new location, between the city and the country, which provided mountains in the background and more closely resembled the original Highland Games in Scotland. […]

A Tribute to Christchurch

In recent weeks the eyes of the world have been on New Zealand’s south island whose main city was devestated by the earthquake there.  There is a sizeable contingent of Hays in that part of the world and some readers will, no doubt, recall the late Sir Hamish Hay who was the city’s mayor for many […]