Canterbury Scottish Cultural Festival

NZ BannerThis picture was taken on Sunday 28th February 2016 at the Canterbury Scottish Cultural Festival and the launching of my MacAulay Banner that IRuth Cooper made.

The festival is held at Riccarton House and gardens a great place with trees to shelter and everyone sitting around and picnicking as they watch the highland dancing or pipe band competitions. There were several clans on display at the Scottish Heritage tent .

Canterbury1Peter Linn MacAulay pictured with Ruth, came to New Zealand from Glasgow area many years ago and worked as a fellmonger at the freezing works.  Another person originally from Glasgow John Duff was a great friend here of Jock MacAulay who lived in Rangiora area here (the brother of our  clans Honorary President Donald  MacAulay) That was a thrill as unfortunately Ruth had never met Jock before he died. He said he was a very good Scottish Country dancer as is Donald!