Sutherland

Gathering 2014

Clan Sutherland are organising an international gathering for the 12th to 14th September in Inverness.

The Programme:

Friday 12th September: The organisers are planning a torch lit procession of Clans and Athletes through the city of Inverness culminating in a colourful opening ceremony in the Northern Meeting Park. It is hoped there will be a “Clan Roots Conference” during the day in Eden Court Theatre.

Saturday 13th September: The Masters’ World Championship Highland Games will be held during the day and the final of the Blas Festival in the evening at Eden Court Theatre.

Sunday 14th September: The traditional Kirking of the Council in the morning will see the Provost and other leading civic figures process down to the Old High Parish Church for the church service. In the afternoon the climax of the Highland Games in the Northern Meeting Park will celebrate the Park’s 150th anniversary, making it the oldest Highland Games arena in the world.

Monday 15th September: We move to Golspie and in the morning hold the 37th Annual General Meeting followed by lunch. In the afternoon there will be a Genealogical and Historical talk. The Gathering will conclude with an evening of entertainment in Dunrobin Castle by kind permission of the Clan Chief, hosted by Lord and Lady Strathnaver.

See http://www.clansutherland.org.uk/index.asp?pageid=492717 for more information.