Special Clan events
International Clan Gathering and
Tour One: The Highland Tour
Great news! We have booked the Loch Awe Hotel near Dalmally for the period 14th - 21st July 2024 with the intent to provide our usual, spectacular tours and events, finishing with the Lochearnhead Highland Games and the Banquet on Saturday the 20th July.
We are aiming to keep the price to members around £1,250 (GBP) per person for eight days (Sunday to Sunday) with a £50 discount for the few rooms which do not have a view of the Loch. This price includes transport to and from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, bed & breakfast and evening meal, a formal Society dinner in a Castle, entertainment, all coach tours and most admission fees and fares. Subject to confirmation, we are planning to visit the Isles of Staffa and Iona; Inveraray Castle; Castle Menzies; Kilmartin Glen; and have a trip on the Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan viaduct (for Harry Potter fans). For those of you who attended in 2018, we will also be offering additional visits to alternative locations related to the clan.
A week like this arranged by a travel agent could cost twice as much. The pick-up and drop-off at the airports is also a super perk that is not often offered on tours. It is important to remind ourselves that membership of Clan Gregor has numerous advantages, this certainly being one of the greatest.
The tour has proved so popular that we have had to set up a waiting list for additional members who wish to come. Be assured that we will do our best to try to accommodate everyone. Please contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish any information on the tour or to be added to the waiting list.
Overseas members simply have to get themselves to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports and ensure they have adequate travel insurance. Only lunches and personal spending money will be extra.
For enquiries about the Highland Tour please contact Ross on email@example.com.
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The Sydney Edinburgh Military Tattoo October 2019
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 was held in Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park – and what a magnificent performance it was! Over 1,200 talented performers from across the globe (including a heavy pacific region contingent) gave their absolute best in a fantastic setting.
For the first time, the organisers arranged for a representative group of clansmen and clanswomen, accompanied by their own pipeband, to march in at the beginning of the Tattoo to facilitate the opening of the ceremonies.
To this end, the Clan MacGregor fielded a very impressive 50+ members of the 300-odd total clans people who walked in (thanks to Frank McGregor, CGS Overseas Representative for ANZ, for all his hard work arranging this). No less than three Clan Chiefs were present to greet the Governor General. Our own ANZ Clan Gregor piper Richard McGregor was the official Clan Piper of the evening (see photo above).
Overall, an amazing experience was had by all walking through the ‘gates’ of Edinburgh Castle to start off the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019!
Clan Gregor Gathering 2018
The 2018 Clan Gregor Gathering in Scotland was attended by over 120 MacGregors, and saw robust representation from Southeast US, Pacific Northwest US, Canada, Australasia, Germany, and Britain, as well as individuals from around the world.
As the coaches returned to the hotel each evening there was plenty of tartan flashing, glasses clinking, new friendships being made, and talk of the day’s tour. But most obvious was that here were clansmen and clanswomen from every part of the world representing their fellow members back home, who had all gathered for a most enjoyable event.
Said Wayne Parker, Chairman of CGSCC: ‘In our Clan Gregor Society, it’s more than just wearing the kilt or sporting some MacGregor tartan. We believe in and count on strong participation. Membership has its privileges, not the least of which is doing one’s part in keeping the flame of MacGregor alive and moving forward’.
Special Clan Events 2020 to 2024
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2024 Clan Gregor Gathering Scotland
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