With this website we are hoping to get as much information regarding Scottish and Australian heritage,history and ancestry. We hope you will email us with your stories about your families and your clans. Thanks for your patience while we add to this website. email me at email@example.com
The Tartan Lady www.thetartanlady.com has a great range of Tartans,Scots items.Perfect for Clan Banners/Crests and much more whether to adour your wall at home or for clan parades or events.
Thanyou Zellna (The Tartan Lady) for our MacLaren banner,as seen in picture on the right.I can highly recommend the fantastic workmanship and quality,I am extremely impressed with the high standard and time that went into it.(Trevor Smurthwaite)
Rise is a celebration of Scotland and for all Scots to enjoy.Purely about being Scottish,being together and being proud.
Rise is a new stirring Scottish anthem track that has just been released worldwide and is already being celebrated by Scots all over the globe.The responce to the song has been absolutely fantastic and word is spreading fast amonish people in every country. Rise is a celebration of Scotland and for all Scots to enjoy.Purely about being Scottish,being together and being proud. Jim Lynch,Producer,Clanfilms,Scotland & Caledonian Records
Although this website is non political,we have realised over the last few months a lot of upset being caused by the VLAD anti-association laws in Queensland and also appearing in similar versions in other States throughout Australia.Also new Tattoo Laws have been introduced,which are having a harsh impact on business owners and their is talk of registering tattoos of anyone getting them.The police have also been door knocking in NSW trying to get people 'to dob in a bikie' by offering cash payments to anyone with information.All of these laws are blatently causing discrimination and many innocent motorcyclists have been caught up in the middle.People have been jailed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time with over zealous police,particularily in Queensland practicing a guilty till innocent approach,where a person has to prove their innocence,not always easy,especially if the police are charging you for being in company of someone they don't like. Normally we would not get involved in these events but these laws are absolutely draconian,and are causing a good many innocent people a lot of heartache.I myself ride a motorcycle and am disgusted by the effect of these laws,many people have been refused service in pubs,clubs,servos etc,just for riding a motorcycle or having tattoos and not just the certain club members they maybe after it is effecting every motorcyclist in one way or another!Many businesses have also been affected wether the owners are not allowed to trade as they maybe even loosly connected to a club,but motorcycle shops are closing down,people are loosing their whole livelyhoods and way of life.The VLAD laws are supposedly brought in to stop the criminal bikie gangs,these gangs actually amount to around 1.5% of any crimes,the amount of corrupt police and pollies would be a huge percentage but yet they target motorcyclist groups who's crime rate is lower than the national average because generally they police themselves,many do not tolerate criminal activaties anymore than anyone else would! I would be very interested if anyone in our Scots/Australian community has been affected by these laws in any way,as a rider,business owner,tattooed person who has faced any form of discrimination in any of these circumstances, if so please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully these VLAD laws will be repealed but in the meantime,their is a rally in Queensland on Sunday April 27th Please come and show your support!
Colquhoun Lauren Schroder (maiden name Kilpatrick) would like to hear from other Colquhoun's and sept families,please contact on; email@example.com
. Stewart info Greg Stewart is trying to find early information on family roots.Greg is a descendant of Donald Stewart who came to Australia in 1857 with his brother Duncan.He was born in Loch Cannon in 1830.His parents were John Stewart,crofter who died on 24-12-1870 aged 85 years at Slumbay.Johns parents were Charles Stewart, crofter and Jessie Stewart,maiden name Allen.I am led to believe John was from the Stewart of Appin clan. Please contact Greg Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish DVD's I am the producer of a series of 18 scenic dvd's on the west of Scotland,and the Highlands & Islands.I have received a very special letter of appreciation from a family in Benalla,who have enjoyed 12 of them.I have realised that these DVD's could be of special interest to Scots immigrants in Australia and I have a special offer of 3 for the price of 2 (paypal payments do the currency converter making payments easier) on my website www.scottishdvd.com Bill Green,Camemora DVD's, email@example.com Bill Green,Kilchoan,Acharacle,Argyll,Scotland I have viewed four of the series and will definately be purchasing more of this beautifull series of DVD's,they take a peaceful journey through Scotland majestic landscapes,with gentle music score and incredible scenery throughout,highly recommended would make a great gift for anyone with a love of Scotland.Trevor Smurthwaite (webmaster)
Celtic Life Magazine- Canada My name is Stephen Patrick Clare and I am the managing editor of Celtic Life Magazine in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada.We are looking for people who would like to contribute on a variety of topics to both our print publication (published 4x year) and on our website www.celticlife.ca email; firstname.lastname@example.org www.stephenclare.blogspot.com
In Early May 2011 the SNP won a historic majoirity in the Scottish Parliament,bringing closer the possibility of an independent Scotland.It got me thinking about the original wars of independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries featuring William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and in particular,the declaration of Arbroath,signed by the nobles and common folk of Scotland on 6th April 1320.As a result i wrote this song,the chorus is loosely based on the most famous passage of the Declaration namely "As Long as There's One Hundred",. Words and Music by Brian McKay's kind permission
FAR ACROSS THE SEA is a family saga that begins in Scotland in 1913, progresses through two world wars and leads to a life in Ipswich, Australia for a young man who takes up the offer of assisted passage to Australia as part of the Australian government’s ‘Populate or Perish’ campaign after the second world war.Life in the mining villages of Scotland was rather bleak. One of the characters in the book joins the army in WWI to get away from the mines, only to find himself digging underground in France. Years after WWII had finished, food and clothing were still being rationed in Scotland, few people could afford to buy their own home and unemployment was high. When Australia put out the call for young men and families to populate its shores, with the lure of high employment and sunshine instead of rain and snow, many people took up the call.The book is based on fact and provides a snapshot of the lives of people in Scotland in the early 1900s and the new hope that Australia offered in the 1950s.
Carmel McMurdo Audsley Editor Scots News Magazine Author 'Ours,Yours and Mines'and 'Far Across The Sea' 0403 190 835 Experience life in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the 19th and 20th centuries- 'Ours,Yours and Mines'and the sequal 'Far Across The Sea' available from www.amazon.com
Scots News Magazine is a monthly emagazine for ex pat Scots in Queensland (although we have readers interstate,in the UK,NZ and USA).To recieve the free magazine,people need to email me here at email@example.com and I'll add them to our subscribers list.
I am an Australian author with a debut novel, Celtic Blood. Celtic Blood is set in the year 1210. Celtic Blood was inspired by the great Scottish historical novelist, Nigel Tranter. It traces the actual known early history of clan MacKay, known then, as the MacAedhs. The MacAedhs were descended from a king of Scots. Aedh, the progenitor of the clan was offered the crown. His two older brother both kings died without issue. He, by then, a widower had become a priest with no interest in matters of state, thus, forfeiting his claim. His two small sons taken into the care of a distant relative grow to manhood far to the north in the highlands. In time they resent that they were not the royal line and civil war erupts in Scotland. Their family the MacAedhs a century later is left with Morgund as the sole holder of the name. Morgund is marked for death. According to the king their family have been nothing but trouble and all must die to ensure his own, and any future heirs of the ruling house have safety in the kingdom. But as we all know the MacKays survived and the clan are called the children of Morgund, and indeed they are.
I am trying to get the word out there and circulate my promo which is attached.
Review Of Celtic Blood On Amazon Books
A spell-binding novel with all the essential ingredients, and much more, conveyed in aptly gauged measure to richly satisfy the reader's appetite. The plot is highly entertaining, encompassing a diversity of captivating settings keeping the reader engrossed in their surroundings. This fast-paced, engaging story stimulates a broad range of emotions capable of triggering a similar memory of past sensations shared by the reader as if transported back in time.
If you want want to escape back for a glimpse of an era during which the Celtic spirit was vividly put to the test through not only knavery, adversity, and hardship, but also through the intrigues of friendship, family, and armour - yet emerge triumphant - you'll want to give this novel a try.
5 out of 5 stars.
Dear Trevor, I am the wife of the actor Conrad Phillips who was the star of the TV series William Tell in the 50's. I have written a book called "Skeoch" about our wonderful time in South West Scotland (Kirkcudbrightshire) when we bought a run down 50 acre hill farm, and with our small family went to live there and try and make it viable, against enormous odds. It was a totally different way of life, since we had come from London and were involved in theatre, television and acting circles. We knew nothing whatever about farming. I have chronicled in my book, some of the amazing things that took place. It is a witty, truthful and sometimes dramatic account of real life events .It includes some references to the Covenanters their battles against the Red Coats to worship as they wished, as our farm had associations with them. It has been published by Any subject books as a paperback and also as an e-book and is available on Amazon under the title Skeoch. I wondered if you would be interested in featuring my book on one of your discussions. It can also be purchased on the following link: http://www.anysubject.com/skeoch-our-new-life-on-a-scottish-hill-farm also in pdf format. Although I am English by birth, my paternal Grandmother was pure bred Scots, one Elizabeth Woods. I hope you don't think this is cheeky but I wondered if you would include my book on your web site. I think you may find some of it pretty interesting. With all good wishes, aye Jennie Phillips