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.

Site of the Battle of Harlaw near Inverurie

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.  On display will be the banner of the weavers' guild and Provost Robert Davidson's sword, an unusual opportunity to view two of the artefacts associated with the battle, both carried there all those years ago.

The conference will be chaired by George Ross, Deacon of the Trades, and will be opened by the Lord Provost, Peter Stephen.  Speakers include David Irvine of Drum, who is well known to Clan Hay members who attend the Aboyne Games and the Rt. Hon. David Sellar, the Lord Lyon King of Arms. 

After the conference, the Lord Provost will give a reception for delegates in Aberdeen's historic Town House and the evening will be rounded off with a concert featuring the traditional music, song and spoken word of north east Scotland.

Full details can be obtained from the Elphinstone Institute on elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk