Clan Village 2018-01-15T09:03:49+00:00
Clan Village

Clan village

Fifteen Clans have confirmed their attendance at the 2018 Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo, each with their separate tent and banners.

The Clan’s area is adjacent to the Pipe Bands contest at the southern end of the Paeroa Domain.

There are 15 Scottish Clans in the Village this year. Tracing your clan can be a great experience, learning about the colourful and often bloody history of the clan homeland. The Clan concept dates back to the 12th Century when the Scottish clans were originally extended networks of families who had loyalties to a particular chief, but the word ‘clan’ is derived from the Gaelic ‘clann’ meaning literally – children –.

The history of a family Clan is complex and interwoven, finding out which clan you belong to can depend on which era of history you are looking at. Most Scots or persons of Scots descent can work out their clan with a little research into their family history.

2018 Commercial Stalls

There will be Scottish food, including a chance to taste the traditional Haggis, plus a wide range of other food choices, merchandise and entertainment.

Clan village food stands

– photo by Rod Baker-Clemas

  • Hamilton Mobile Caterers Food
  • Hamilton Mobile Caterers Coffee
  • Chill Out Ice Slushies
  • Mr Whippy
  • Lil Orbit Doughnuts
  • The Ice Cream Shed
  • The Cooks Kitchen
  • Kates Kitchen
  • Miller Avenue School
  • Mussell Fritters Blue Light Trust
  • Highland Cattle
Bluelight Paeroa Mussel Fritters

– photo by Rod Baker-Clemas

  • Face Painter
  • Smile Inflatables
  • IAB Entertainment 5D Thrill Ride
  • Celtic Connections
  • Kintail House
  • House of Scotland
  • Scots in Spirit
  • Thistles, Tartans & Things
  • Paeroa Christian School
  • Jiggles the Clown

Street March

At 11am the local Pipes and Drums of Thames Valley will lead the assembled Highland Clans to the main street of Paeroa adjacent to the Paeroa Information Hub.

The marchers representing the different Scottish Clans will be adorned in their clan tartans and carrying their clan banners.

Street March

– photo by Trevor Lowe

Street March

– photo by Trevor Lowe

Village Green

During the afternoon, entertainment will be provided on the “Village Green”. This is the grassed area bordered by Clans tents and merchandise stalls.

Spirit of the Games Jacqui Dick

– photo by Jacqui Dick

- photo by Trevor Lowe

– photo by Trevor Lowe

Facial Expressions

– photo by Margaret Vickers

Highland Bar

Situated in the Clans Village the Highland Bar provides the opportunity to rest your feet and sample the delights of a cold one or a ‘wee dram or two’.

Come and try the ‘Paeroa Fling’ (Drambuie over ice, a dash of lemon and of course the world famous in New Zealand Lemon & Paeroa)

Research your family history in Scotland: