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Clan Douglas Gathering - 2014


Clan Douglas Gathering - 2014

Plans are in hand to hold a Clan Douglas Gathering in Scotland in 2014.

The Gathering will be was held 30th June - 6th July 2014, following the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn

A range of activities are proposed. We welcome suggestions as the what and where these might be. Until numbers are known, events and activities cannot be firmed up, but there will include castle visits and opportunities to meet senior Douglas leaders (We have no Chief!).

This group has been established to enable ideas to be discussed, dates to be set, and an organising committee to be established.

So let us know what you think!

Location: Scotland
Members: 62
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2019

Douglas Clan Gathering in 2014

The Homecoming Scotland 2014 events program will be themed around ancestry and the Scottish Government's Years of Focus (food and drink, active, creative and natural). Making the announcement, Fergus Ewing, MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism said "In 2014 Scotland will welcome the world as we stage two of the biggest sporting events - The Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup. This momentous year also sees Scotland's next year of Homecoming, giving people even more reason to be in Scotland and to extend their stay".

This is an opportunity for Clan Douglas to have a Scottish Gathering - the first ever. It might be an opportunity to launch a Clan Douglas Heritage Trust, to enable us to promote and advance the education of the public in the history, traditions and music of the Clan Douglas. It would seek to preserve and make widely known the enormous contribution that members of the Clan Douglas have made, and are still making, in politics, medicine, literature, music, sport, exploration and other forms of scientific endeavour, military campaigns and many other fields. It would ensure that their achievements are not forgotten, not only through the printed word but also through the preservation of manuscripts, artefacts, buildings and other tangible links. It also promotes the continuing contribution of Douglases in these areas.

Please let me know your views on a Clan Douglas Gathering, and what you would like to see happening at such an event. A daily programme of visits to castles, etc, has now been announced, but we still have to decide what evening events should happen.

2014 is also the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, and the probable date of the referendum on Scottish independece.

Discussion Forum

Clan Heraldry: What you can and can’t wear and display.

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by William Douglas Jun 23, 2013. 4 Replies

Coming to Scotland in 2014? Attending the Clan Gathering? Want to get it right? Well aware that feathers may be ruffled and noses out-jointed, Dr Bruce Durie, Shenachie to the Chief of Durie, offers…Continue

Tags: herladry, gathering

Douglas Clan Gathering 2014

Started by DARLENE HUGHES. Last reply by William Douglas Jun 15, 2013. 3 Replies

William,I think it is a wonderful idea, I am hoping to attend with bells on as we say, The last ones photos looked brilliant thoroughly enjoyed themDarlene Hughes Continue

Where and when?

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 27, 2013. 11 Replies

Stirling Council and partners are building an exciting programme of events as 2014 – the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and Scotland’s second Year of Homecoming - approaches.…Continue

Tags: venue, Bannockburn, Stirling

clan gathering. Dr.Francis Douglas.PhD.

Started by Francis Douglas. Last reply by Francis Douglas Jul 31, 2012. 5 Replies

I will make the trip.Please keep us informedContinue

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Comment by Sue Douglass on April 8, 2014 at 18:06

Any other descendants of John Douglas (came to US in 1710) and Eunice Rattleleaf coming to the Douglass Family Gathering?

Sue Douglass

Comment by Sue Douglass on April 8, 2014 at 17:12

I will be staying at Netherby House, 41 Glasgow Road, Corrstorphine, not too far from the airport.

Sue Douglass

Comment by Kim Douglas-Reid on April 7, 2014 at 3:45

Hi William

We are staying in Mayhill Road at the Smiths Guest House, if that helps with pick-up points.


Comment by William Douglas on March 19, 2014 at 16:35

There are two links to 'Bookings', however, as that was not clear I have added 'Register' to one of them.  Thank you for the suggestion.

Comment by Sue Douglass on March 18, 2014 at 20:46

Can you please put a registration link somewhere on the home page? It's rather hard to find!

I did find it, and I have sent in my registration.

Comment by Ritchie T. on March 10, 2014 at 2:37

Looking forward to the Douglas Gathering . I'm excited to see the places I've been hearing about all my life.

Comment by Kim Douglas-Reid on March 1, 2014 at 23:23

Thanks William :)

Comment by William Douglas on February 9, 2014 at 19:44

Kim and Lynette,

I am delighted to hear that you and your mother will be joining us for the Clan Gathering.

Yes, all taking part must register.  This covers various 'extras', including the website and other marketing initiatives, as well as handouts and talks.

I am holding off deciding pickup points til we see where everyone is staying. However, the Marriott is likely to be the 'hub'.


Comment by Kim Douglas-Reid on February 8, 2014 at 21:48

HI, my sister Lynette and I will be making the trip for the clan gathering, we are bringing our Mother (not a Douglas) but she would like to go on the tours, does she have to pay the 25pound registration.  Also are there buses to pick up and drop off back in Edinburgh.  Don't know yet whether we are staying at the Marriott in Edinburgh, your help would be appreciated in this while we plan our trip.

Comment by William Douglas on June 26, 2013 at 23:13

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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