Message from the Chieftain and Commissioners
Failte do’n Chinneadh! – Welcome to the Clan MacAulay of The Canadas
The aim of the clan is promotion of the spirit of belonging in kinship, to foster an interest in Scotland, the land, our origins, our history, in a multicultural world. The intent is to retain something of value – our shared heritage – in a world of changing values. Our Clan is based on democracy and meritocracy not aristocracy and patronage.
Let me start by bringing you greetings from various people who do not have the opportunity to share this moment with us. First, I wish to bring greetings from our Clan Chief, Hector MacAulay and his wife, Kate from Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Secondly, I bring you greetings from Clan Commissioners and office holders within Canada:
- Joan McAulay, Commissioner, Western Canada, who was also appointed ‘International Clan Secretary’. at the international gathering in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, August 2017.
- Doug Doughty, Commissioner, Ontario, appointed ‘International Clan Standard Bearer’ at the international gathering in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, August 2017.
- Scott MacAulay, Organizing Committee Chair, August 2018 Clan Gathering, Baddeck, Cape Breton.
On behalf of all of us I would like to welcome you to our Clan MacAulay Canada website. We hope that you will find it useful, informative, interesting and entertaining. We are positive that this, along with our Facebook page, is the way forward for our Clan in the now digital age to maintain the link between the members of the greater MacAulay family, no matter where you live in Canada or the world for that matter. I am sure that in the spirit of Iain MacMillan MacAulay – he would have been hugely impressed by the remarkable scale of our network and proud of what we, as a clan overall, have achieved, since his founding of the clan in the modern era.
Our hope is that the links between all our members, wherever you live, will grow … MacAmhlaidh gu Brath! Slainte Mhath!
It is an honour to serve as Clan Commissioner, Western Canada for Clan MacAulay of the Canadas. From our first time attending an International Clan Gathering in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, I felt at home within Clan MacAulay. I now have the opportunity to continue the amazing work of Bud MacAulay Lush in promoting the Clan MacAulay in Western Canada. I’m fortunate to have Bud as a friend/mentor/support and my husband/co-adventurer Doug Doughty at my side as we participate in Highland Games and travel to Scotland and Northern Ireland for International Gatherings of MacAulays. Please feel free to contact me at anytime with any questions and, of course, your MacAulay stories. Slainte mhath!