The 2019 Gathering took place on Saturday, 7th September with over 40 Members and Guests attending the visit to Inveraray Castle. The weather held out with a bright and sunny afternoon allowing those who, following an excellent lunch at the Loch Fyne Hotel, were able to make the walk from the town, through the gates and up the magnificent driveway to the castle entrance.
Afternoon tea back at the Hotel was followed by the homecoming of the current World Champions, the Inveraray Pipe Band, who gave a special performance to the delight of the locals and tourists alike who flocked into the town for the occasion. What an unexpected treat.
More entertainment followed back at the Hotel where the “Brambelles” were performing an enchanting selection of old favourites including a superb rendering of “Will ye gang tae the Highlands Leezie Lindsay”, specially rehearsed for the occasion. Later, Ronnie and Mairi applied some gentle persuasion to uncover the hidden talents lurking among the Members who continued to enhance the ceilidh atmosphere to the enjoyment of the company. Special thanks to all those who took part, especially Ronnie who was the inspiration behind this most enjoyable and memorable Gathering.
The Clan Lindsay Gathering 2019
INVITATION: Members are cordially invited to make bookings for this year’s Clan Lindsay Gathering to be held at Inveraray Castle in Argyll on Saturday, 7th September 2019.
The Gathering will commence at noon on Saturday 7th September at the Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray. Evening entertainment will be provided at the hotel, with supper, and Members are encouraged to stay overnight in the hotel, or close by.
Inveraray is the traditional county town of Argyll and the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell whose family have resided in Inveraray since the early 15th century.
Lunch will be served at the Loch Fyne Hotel before a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, which was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. Its fairy-tale façade houses an equally enchanting interior and the castle’s beautifully maintained garden and expansive estate offers some beautiful walks.
Afternoon tea will be provided on our return to the Loch Fyne Hotel, which is a four star AA awarded hotel and spa with uninterrupted views of Loch Fyne and beyond to the Cowal Hills.
For those staying on the Saturday night, we have planned some sensational after dinner entertainment but, as always, we hope that Members will volunteer their musical and performing skills for our enjoyment.
There is plenty more to see in the area:
- Glenaray and Inveraray Parish Church, which is situated in the centre of town, is a category A listed building. Originally two Churches under one roof, one for Gaelic worshippers and the other for English speakers, but with the decline in Gaelic, the Gaelic Church was turned into the Church Hall in 1957. The Church has a Sunday service at 11:30am.
- Step through the doors of Inveraray jail and step back in time to a 19th Century prison. Experience what life was like for the real men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up here.
- A short car drive from Inveraray, you can discover one of the hidden wonders of the southern Highlands – Cruachan Power Station; a power station buried one kilometre below the ground. At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London.
- Auchindrain Museum brings a historic Victorian farming village back to life. Visitors step back in time to witness how a local community lived, worked and played. Today it is far and away the best remaining example of a settlement that was once common.
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Mr N Lindsay, 4 Church Road, Bo’ness, West Lothian EH51 0EL