Come along to one of our events

Male members (and their male guests) are invited to attend the Society’s Annual Men’s Dinner. The enclosed invitation covers all of the particulars for the evening.

We are extremely privileged to have as our Guest of Honour, The Honourable Patrick Keane QC, Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Chief Justice Keane began practice at the Queensland Bar in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. After a successful private practice he was appointed Solicitor-General in Queensland from 1992 to 2005. In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for distinguished service to the Queensland Bar.  In 2005 he was appointed a Judge of the Queensland Court of Appeal. Chief Justice Keane was appointed to the Federal Court on 22 March 2010. We look forward to an enthralling and insightful speech.

The dinner will include piping, singing, and a few words.  The usual farin’ of broth, haggis, stirkie, wee bannocks, as well as refreshments will be served.  Tables are for 10 gentlemen so perhaps you would like to make up a party of 10.  Dress: Black tie or Kilt with miniatures.  Members are invited to present to our Patron, President and Guest of Honour their sons and/or their male relatives or friends as younger Clansmen.  All Pipers are invited to bring their pipes, and Pipe Major Andrew McCabe will co-ordinate this aspect. 

As proceeds from the Dinner are going into the Society’s Bursaries, we are also encouraging corporate involvement. Whilst numerous organisations have for many years supported the Society by taking a table or even two, for the first time we are offering to formally recognise this support.  For a small premium of $200 per table, on top of the normal seat subscriptions, we offer organisations or even clans to be recognised on the night.

This is your Society’s 63rd Anniversary Men’s Dinner and it promises to be an outstanding evening. 

As in past years, financial members will continue to receive a discount on the evening. To ensure you receive your discount, please be sure to renew for 2010 – 2011 (renewal notices were posted recently). Additionally, if you have new members you would like to propose, please use the Membership Form. Our final Council meeting prior to the Dinner to consider new memberships is 9 November 2010.

We look forward to seeing as many members and their guests on the night as possible.

The President of the Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland), Darling Downs Branch, has much pleasure in inviting members and guests to the 2010 Darling Downs Branch Annual Members Dinner.

See the attached flyer for more details.

2009 Annual Bannockburn Gentlemen's Dinner

The Gold Coast Branch of the Society of St Andrew of Scotland are delighted to announce the details of our Annual Bannockburn Dinner.


Venue: Gold Coast Arts Centre
Date: Friday 12th June 2009
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Dress: Kilt, Dinner Suit or Dark Suit

Entertaiment for the evening:

- Inclusive of Drinks (Whisky, Beer & Wine) until close
- A Four Course Dinner in true Scottish Tradition
- Community singing of all your Scottish favourites
- Guest Speaker
- Gold Coast & Tweed Pipes & Drums Band

All for the very canny price of $140.00 per person (or $125.00 for Financial Members).
Seating will be available in tables of ten, so get in early as numbers are strictly limited
Note: All of the above prices are inclusive of GST

R.S.V.P. with payment by 18th May 2009 to reserve your seats
- Mr Ian Pert (President) 5532 6712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Mr Brian Pert (Treasurer) 0411 132 404 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chaplain Archie MacNicol is inviting Society members to attend a special Anzac Day Commemoration Day service at the Ann Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 19th April, 2009, at 10 a.m
Uniforms, highland dress, medals and decorations appreciated.
Archie requests prior advice if you will be attending. He requests that you bring this note with you and show it to the usher. Please advise the usher that you are from the Society.
The invitation includes morning tea in the hall at the conclusion of the service.

Presented on Friday 30th November 2007 to:

The Patron, Hon. Mr. Justice Bruce. H. McPherson, CBE.,

The Chieftain, Ron Scott, Esq., D.Urr.,

The President, Doug Porteous, Esq.,

Younger ClansmenPresented By
Christopher Lilburne Prof. Stewart Gill
Lachlan FergusonIan Ferguson (Father)
David Ivan MolnarGuy Ramsay (Uncle) (David is the late Mal Ramsay's grandson)
Blair Saunders
William Saunders (Father)
Geoffrey Mackay (Will) BoltonDavid Bolton (Uncle and Board Member)
David Tait Ian Tait (Father)
Justin BrownAndrew Gutteridge (Friend)