The Clan Lindsay Gatherings

In September 1898 an event to mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Earldom of Crawford was held in Balcarres, where it was agreed that an Annual General Meeting should be held. On the 21st October 1898 the first AGM moved to hold a clan assembly at Edzell Castle the following September and the so began the Gatherings as we know them.

The Clan Lindsay Gathering 2018

Members are cordially invited to take tickets for this year’s Clan Lindsay Gathering to be held at Earlshall Castle, by Leuchars, Fife on Saturday, 1st September 2018.

Earlshall is a 16th century fortified house, beautifully restored by Sir Robert Lorimer, and is the home of Paul Veenhuijzen who has very kindly offered to host our Gathering with lunch in the Long Gallery followed by tours of the house and world famous gardens.

The house has a fascinating history being built by Sir William Bruce, a relative of King Robert the Bruce, in 1546. Our host is currently writing a book on its history and so is very well qualified to enlighten us in that respect with an after lunch address before commencing the tours.

The lunch will be buffet style with hot and cold dishes, served with wine and soft drinks. Later in the afternoon we will be served with tea and scones before departing. Please book early as we need to know numbers well in advance. The ticket price is £35.  Lunch will be preceded by a meeting of the Board of Management at Earlshall from 11.00 to 12.00 noon.

For those wishing to stay overnight, there are a number of small hotels and B&Bs in the area and Earlshall is located 3 to 4 miles from St Andrews. We have established the possibility of holding a ceilidh in the evening at the nearby Guardbridge Inn and if a sufficient number of us purchase an evening bar meal at the Inn, a room for the ceilidh will be provided free of charge.

Guardbridge Inn does not provide overnight accommodation but other recommendations include:

Seggie B&B  01334 83901
Edenside House B&B  01334 838708


Please contact for any further help or advice, whether it be for accommodation or event logistics.

Payment may be made by bank transfer – contact for bank details

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Sterling cheques should be made payable to The Clan Lindsay Society and sent to the Treasurer:

Mr N Lindsay, 4 Church Road, Bo’ness, West Lothian EH51 0EL