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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: 64
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 William Douglas on November 2, 2012 at 16:32

Francis, I have moved your discussion point here:
with some answers

Comment by Francis Douglas on November 1, 2012 at 12:35

Anybody shed light on Alice Maude Douglas married Julian Edmund Tennison Woods... in Adelaide. Mary MacKillop.. Scot born in Melbourne Australias first Saint statred her Order with 

Father Julian Tenison Woods who was the Priest in Adelaide who started the group of women with MacKillop.  He was a scientist and there is a national Park named after him in the Range behind Brisbane.

Comment by William Douglas on October 31, 2012 at 19:50

Hi, Kim.

We are unable to fix an exact date yet as there are developments in progress over an international gathering of all the clans.

Comment by Kim Douglas-Reid on October 31, 2012 at 11:02

Thanks for the link William, I have been on the site to have a look, and getting very excited about the whole event. Never mind the Christmas countdown it's only 86 weeks to go until The Clan Douglas gathering. 

Comment by William Douglas on October 24, 2012 at 20:21

Details, such as they are known, of the National Trust for Scotland's plans to welcome clan chiefs and clans from around the globe to the Bannockburn event, including a Clan Village allowing an opportunity to gather and greet fellow clansmen are available on the National trust for Scotland's Bannockburn site@

Comment by Jackie Stoddard on October 20, 2012 at 23:14

has any travel agent from the main centre of activities thought of putting together a package deal of quality but reasonably priced accommodations and travel coaches ,event enteries , restaurants etc for this event? also I'd be very happy to do a house / apartment  swap while I am at my B&B in beautiful Whangarei Northland New Zealand look at the website thanks Jackie

Comment by William Douglas on October 20, 2012 at 22:12

Beryl, sadly no, the Highland Games are between individuals, though some have North Vs South type competitions.

It might be fun if there was a central Games where clan champions competed against each other.

Comment by Beryl Turner on October 20, 2012 at 6:32
Are the Highland games actually competitions between the clans? That would be great fun! I wouldn't mind tossing something......
Comment by William Douglas on October 19, 2012 at 21:55

Thomas Douglas (circa 1900)
Thomas Douglas is known for his great march composition "Miss Elspeth Campbell." He composed a number of other tunes that appear in David Glen's and Robert MacKinnon's collections, but none has stood the test of time like the above-mentioned tune, which became popular almost immediately.

He was a native of Cowal, in Argyll, and the "Notices of Pipers" published in the September 1968 Piping Times refers to him as "a good performer."

Comment by William Douglas on October 19, 2012 at 21:50

Francis, you can listen to The Corries sing of the glories of Douglasdale on our video page.


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