My Name is Prof.
Dr.h.c. Siegfried H.W. Schierstedt - MacKay. I am a MD and
Psychologist in my own medical practice in Münster, NRW
I am 61 year old. My
father was John MacKay (Scotsman) and my mother is Brunhilde
I was born in
Germany. I spent my holidays (3-4 times a year) with my family in
the Highlands of Scotland for about 20 years now.
We are proude owners
of a holiday home located at the narrows between Loch Linnhe and
Loch Eil near Corpach, Fort William since 2004.
I founded the Clan MacKay
Germany in 1985 and I am the Chief of it. There was no registered tribe
of the MacKays in Germany before.
During the last years the
Clan did grow. There are some members also from other scottish Clans and
scottish families (e.g. Donnely, Laing, Owers, Gillisen, Miller and
other ). Of cause there are also German members.
A lot of them are
soldiers who stayed in Germany after their time in the army and married
Our Clan Mackay homepage
is still under construction but we will send you the web-link when it is
in the net. Most of the page will be written in German,
but there will be a lot
of pictures of our Clan MacKay members and activities. The link above
leads you to my privat Homepage which I run for about 10 years now.
On the 26th January we
celebrated "Burns supper" with our members at our "castle", Sophienburg.
The link below leads you
to the announcement for our 4th Highland Games in Hamm (a Town near
Münster) on the 14th and 15th of June 2008.
The follwing section is a
translation of the announcement cause it is written in German. But there
is to see a selection of photos from our last Games.
4th Clan MacKay
(Germany) Highland Games 2008 in Hamm
It is the 4th time that
the Highland Games will take place in Hamm presented by Clan MacKay
Germany i.G. . The location for the Games will be the sportsground of
TSV Berge (a big sportsclub in Hamm).
It will be a weekend for
the whole family with Pipe Bands, Single Piper, Highland Dancing groups,
a real scottish competitors groupe and of cause with the famouse
Highland Games with the disziplins Tossing the caber, Putting the stone,
Tug o´ war and many more. There will be a colorfull, entertaining
programm with musicans from Scotland and others.
On Saturday evening a
well known Scottish Band will play hot rhythms for dancing. We expect
many enthusiastic visitors like every year. Take part in our Scottish
We are looking forward to
Siegfried H.W. Schierstedt
Visit the Clan MacKay Germany