You can catch up with news from branches of the Clan Matheson Society around the world, in the 2014 international newsletter. Members of the Clan Matheson Society in New Zealand have just received their copies by email.
During the 1850s about 900 Highland Scots settled at Waipu, north of Auckland in New Zealand, a district that to this day is very proud of its Scottish origins. Many had earlier tried to establish a Gaelic-speaking Highlanders’ settlement in Nova Scotia, which today is part of Canada. Their later move to warmer climes in …
Canada has one of the world’s boldest and most recognisable flag. Introducing it in the 1960s wasn’t without controversy, but the parliamentarian and former soldier John Matheson persevered. Read more about him here.