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Graham and Sue Foggin invite you to join us at the Scottish Clans Association 2018 Black-Tie Dinner on Saturday September 15th at the Quality Hotel, 20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, starting 6:00 pm. A great evening of music, wonderful food and Scottish entertainment, in celebration of our shared heritage and culture. All ages will enjoy. Tickets are just $65 a head. Please book by 31 August.  Request tickets on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/168107490547168/ or contact Trevor Stewart (021 739643 or 09 4764539; email trevor@clanstewart.co.nz)  

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auckland, city of auckland pipe band, pipe bands, tartan day -

This weekend Scots in Spirit will be attending the Tartan Day Tattoo at the North Shore Events Centre, Auckland. The Tattoo is a great family event celebrating Scottish culture in Auckland, featuring performances from pipes bands, highland dancers, marching teams, and more.  Admission is free and open to all ages.  Scots in Spirit will have a range of products on display and available to purchase on the day. We welcome anyone who is attending the event to visit our stand and have a look at what we have with us.  For more information about the Tattoo check out its Eventfinda page here.  

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auckland, events, northland, waipu -

We might be in the middle of the colder months, but there are still a number of Scottish-themed events to enjoy!  This includes three events in the Northland and Auckland regions over June and July. First off, there is the Tartan Day Tattoo on Sunday 24 June. Held at the North Shore Events Centre, the Tattoo is a fun family event, featuring pipe bands, highland dancers, marching teams, and more.  On the following weekend the Papakura Pipe Band and Pukekohe RSA Franklin Pipe Band will be holding their annual ceilidh in Karaka This is set to be a great night, with...

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Clan of the Month, Gordon -

Clan Gordon   Crest: Issuant from a crest coronet Or a stag's head (affrontée) Proper attired with ten tines Or (Rising from a gold crest coronet, a stag’s head with ten gold tines). Motto: Bydand (Translations: Biding, Remaining, Steadfast) Tartan: As with many clans, Gordon has several recognised tartans. Gordon Dress is shown here. Clan Chief: Granville Charles Gomer Gordon, 13th Marquis of Huntly, Earl of Enzie, Earl of Aboyne, Lord Gordon of Badenoch, Lord Gordon of Strathavon and Glenlivet, Baron Meldrum of Morven. The Chief of Clan Gordon is also traditionally known as The Cock o' the North. The...

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culture, history, kilts, scotland -

The Kilt is recognised around the world as an emblem of Scottish culture. The origins of the Kilt date centuries ago, and the tartans represented on them have deep cultural roots and meaning. Today Kilts remain culturally significant, and have become more diverse in the way they are worn. The origins of the Kilt The Kilt is Gaelic in origin. It first appeared as the Great Kilt during the 16th Century, a full-length garment that gradually grew in length as the availability of wool increased. The garment most people would recognise as a traditional Scottish Kilt was invented sometime in the...

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