Clan MacThomas Diamond Jubilee Gathering 2014

The Clan MacThomas Society has announced that the Clan Diamond Jubilee Gathering will be held in Pitlochry & Glenshee, Scotland over the English Bank Holiday weekend of 22-26 August 2014. Details of the hotel, together with provisional details of the programme, were announced in the 2013 edition of the Clach Na Coileach magazine, which has now been mailed to members across the world. This information can also be found by going to:
http://www.clanmacthomas.co.uk/Pages/SocietyNews2014Gathering1.aspx

Clansfolk attending the Diamond Jubilee Clan Gathering in Perthshire over the weekend of 22-26 August 2014 are asked to register with the Society before 28th February.
register now

Please remember that you also need to book your accommodation at Scotland’s hotel or elsewhere in the Pitlochry area.

Keep up to date with MacThomas events on their website under the events section.
www.clanmacthomas.com

Provisional Programme of Events

Friday 22nd August 2014 – Day One

12:30pm
Glen Isla Games, The Haugh, Forter.
Clan MacThomas sponsor the Hill Race at 4:30pm.

4:00pm
Rooms at the Scotland’s Hotel become available.

Register and collect name badges and tickets for prepaid events from the Society desk in the hotel foyer. Clan Merchandise will be on sale in the foyer.

Explore Pitlochry, 7.00pm

Explore Pitlochry

Explore Pitlochry at 7pm

 

The Chief’s Reception.

Andrew MacThomas of Finegand  the 19th Chief of Clan MacThomas

Andrew MacThomas of Finegand the 19th Chief of Clan MacThomas

Andrew MacThomas of Finegand, 19th Chief of the Clan MacThomas.
Preferred dress – kilts and tartan.

7:30pm
MacThomas Clan Barbeque.

8.30pm – Reeling Practice

dancing

Reeling Practice at 8.30 pm

(Dashing White Sergeant, Duke of Perth, Eightsome Reel, Gay Gordons, Hamilton House and Strip the Willow).

10:30pm
A Wee Deoch an Doris at McNabs Bar.

Saturday 23rd August 2014 – Day Two

Clach na Coileach

Clach na Coileach

11:00am
Clan Gathering at Clach na Coileach, Glenshee.
Address by Andrew MacThomas of Finegand
Display of piping by the Clan Pipers
Preferred dress – kilts and tartan.

12:30pm
Strathardle Highland Games in Strathardle.
Clan MacThomas sponsor the Highland Dancing.
Clansfolk are encouraged to participate in events.

Picnic around the MacThomas tent on the games field.

8:00 for 8:30pm

Scotlands Hotel, 38-40 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry

Scotlands Hotel, 38-40 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry

The 2014 Clan Society Dinner at Scotland’s Hotel.
4 Courses (Menu)
Dress – black tie, kilts and tartan, lounge suits.

10:30pm
Clan Raffle

11:00pm
A Wee Deoch an Doris at McNabs Bar.

Sunday 24th August 2014 – Day Three

11:00am
Clan MacThomas Society Annual General Meeting.
Scotland’s Hotel.

12:30pm
Tour of MacThomas Territory
To include sites associated with past chiefs such as Broughdearg, Finegand, Glen Begg, Forter Gastle, Crandart, Glen Beannie and McCombie’s chair. Visit to Glen Isla Churchyard where McCombie Mor is said to be buried.
There will be Lunch stop in Glenshee.

6:30pm

Traditional burns supper

Traditional burns supper

Haggis Buffet Supper
Scotland’s Hotel.

7:30pm
MacThomas Clan Quiz
Scotland’s Hotel – Teams of three.

8:30pm
MacThomas Clan Ceilidh at Scotland’s Hotel **
Preferred dress – kilts and tartan.

Monday 25th August 2014 – Day Four

10:00am
Genealogy Presentation.
A short talk by Clan Sennachie, Grahame Thom.
Share your family tree with the Sennachie and other Society Members.

11:30am
Morning Coffee in the hotel lounge.
Your chance to meet the Chief and other members of Council for informal discussions on the Clan, the Society, the Gathering and the way forward.

12:30pm
Free time to explore Pitlochry and the surrounding areas.

6:00pm
Informal dinner.
At Pitlochry Theatre or a restaurant of your choice.

7:30pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
For Programme and booking arrangements – click here.

10:30pm
One last Deoch an Doris at McNabs Bar.

Tuesday 26th August 2014 – Day Five

8:30am
Farewell Clan Breakfast at Scotland’s Hotel
An informal buffet breakfast and a chance to say good-bye to friends old and new. Free to hotel guests.

The 2014 Diamond Jubilee Gathering ends after breakfast.

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