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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 Paul E. Douglas on March 8, 2012 at 18:48

ABSOLUTELY, WE PLAN TO ATTEND

Comment by David Douglas Strohman on March 8, 2012 at 15:06

It sounds wonderful and will be a fitting occasion for my first trip 'home'.

David Douglas Strohman

Comment by john alfred douglas on March 8, 2012 at 13:18

Sounds Ok  bit away yet I could move one of my 2 trip to Scotland each year to suit

J Douglas

Comment by Constant Paul Ross on March 8, 2012 at 12:17

Great Idea !

I'm looking forward to it !

Greetings 

Paul

Comment by de Bertoult on March 8, 2012 at 11:16

Hello,

Why not !

I found no informations in your site about the french branch of the Douglas.

As the head of my familly, I have a few documents about them and souvenirs from July Douglas who married the 1st Marquis de Bertoult and was beheaded during the French revolution. I am the 8th Marquis.

The Douglas Familly had a significant position in France since the 14th century. This could be presented in your archives.

Sincerely Yours

HB 

 

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