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International Gathering of
Clan Strachan
August 2019

Mark your calendars!  The Clan Strachan Society is organising tentative plans for a Clan Strachan Gathering in 2019.

Our understanding prior to the 2014 Strachan Family Convention was that the wait period before a Commander could be recognised as hereditary Chief of the Name was at least ten(10) years. It was communicated to the Society after the Family Convention that the Lord Lyon may be amenable to only a five year wait period.  Recent communication from Dr. Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, confirms the wait period is at least ten (10) years to allow any "blood" claims to become apparent.  This is the Lord Lyon's prerogative, and we completely support his decision that this process not be hurried.  Subsequently, the next Strachan Family Convention held under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Lord Lyon will be no sooner than 2024, and at which time we will hope to also hold a second Clan Strachan Gathering in conjunction with the Family Convention.

Strachan Clan Gathering Programme & Agenda - Pending

Dates, times, events, and prices are tentative and subject to change any time.

Sunday, 28 July 2019:  Reception
EVENT COORDINATOR:
  To Be Determined
Event Code A10: £TBD per person
VENUE and TIME:  To be announced
ITINERARY: 

17:00 Registration with Wine and Cheese Reception , Piper

17:30 Welcome by Rob Strachan, Clan Strachan Commander

17:45 Welcome by Scottish Regional Commissioner

18:00 Tent/Table: Strachan Genealogy Discussion and consultations by Garry Strachan

18:30 Tent/Table: Strachan Y-DNA Project and consultations by Dr. Martin Strahan

19:00

20:00

23:00 Close of the evening


Monday, 29 July 2019:  Dunnottar Castle with lunch in Stonehaven
EVENT COORDINATOR:
  To Be Determined
Event Code A20: £10 per person
VENUE and TIME:  To be announced
ITINERARY:  

00:00 TBD

Monday evening, 29 July 2019:  To Be Determined
EVENT COORDINATOR:
  To Be Determined
Event Code A25: £10 per person
VENUE and TIME:  To be announced
ITINERARY:  

00:00 TBD


Tuesday Morning, 30 July 2019
Haggis Hunt and Lunch
EVENT COORDINATOR:  To be determined
Event Code A30: £TBD per person
VENUE and TIME:  Meet at the Mill of Strachan, 11:30 to 14:00
ITINERARY: 

 TBD

Tuesday Evening, 30 July 2019
Ghost Stories by the Fire
EVENT COORDINATOR:  To be determined
Event Code A35: £TBD per person
VENUE and TIME:  Meet at the Mill of Strachan, 21:00 to whenever

TBD


Wednesday, 31 July 2019: 
Guided Coach Tour of Pictish and Medieval STRACHAN site
EVENT COORDINATOR:
  Jim Strachan
Event Code A40: £TBD per person
VENUE and TIME:  Meet at the Mill of Strachan, before 9:00 to 20:00
ITINERARY: 

 Pictish History in Strachan:
-   Cairn O'Mount Pass and the Cairn O'Mount,
-   Recumbent Stone Circles in Strachan
-   Bucharn Burial Cairn
-   Clachnaben

Lunch

Fettercairn Distillery Tour

Medieval History
-  Possible visit to Thornton Castle and/or Benholm Castle
-  Kincardine Castle (rubble)
-  Bridge O'Dye
-  Kirk of Strachan
-  Castle Hill


Thursday, 1 August 2019
EVENT COORDINATOR:
  To Be Determined
Event Code A50: £TBD per person
VENUE and TIME:  To be announced
ITINERARY: 

00:00 TBD


Friday, 2 August 2019
Hike to Clachnaben (5.6 miles)

EVENT COORDINATOR:  To be determined
Event Code A60: £10 pp
VENUE and TIME:  Meet at the Mill of Strachan, Time TBD
ITINERARY: 

Guided hiking tour up to the top of Clachnaben, with open discussion along the way...   Medieval History of STRACHAN, Seal Matrix of John de Strachan, and more. 

Clachnaben is one of the best known of Aberdeenshire's lower hills, celebrated together with Bennachie in an old couplet.

Includes refreshments along the way.  Should be prepared for rain... just in case.

Friday, 2 August 2019
Commanders Ceilidh Concert & Dinner
EVENT COORDINATOR:  To be determined
Event Code A65: £25 per person
VENUE and TIME:  TBD
ITINERARY: 

TBD


Saturday, 3 August 2019
Aboyne Highland Games & Clan Strachan Tent Reception
EVENT COORDINATOR: 
To Be Determined
PRICE:  Event Code A70: £TBD per person (optional)

Aboyne Highland Games opens at 10:30,  Entrance is normally no charge.  However, an optional fee of £20 pp fee is charge to cover refreshments in the Clan Strachan Tent.


 

Dunnottar
Crathes Castle

Dons vs. ?? at Pit

 

 

 

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