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Clan Homecoming celebrations

Press Release   •   Feb 14, 2014 00:00 GMT

Over £26,000 in funding has been offered to support clan events as part of Homecoming Scotland celebrations in the year ahead, Enterprise and Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.

All ten applicants to the Scottish Government’s Clan Event Fund have been offered grant support to stage events across the country in 2014/15.

The £200,000 fund was put in place to support the planning and delivery of local Clan events as part of Homecoming celebrations in 2014 and beyond.

Such events are a major attraction to the hundreds of thousands from across the globe who visit Scotland to explore their ancestry.

Mr Ewing said: “I am delighted to announce this initial allocation of funding through the Clan Event Fund, which is intended to support ten Clan events taking place across Scotland in the year ahead.

“This includes a number of international Clan gatherings which will bring thousands of visitors to Scotland, generating income and providing a colourful spectacle in those communities where they take place.

“This is the year that Scotland gives a warm welcome to visitors from around the world as we showcase the history and traditions of Scottish Clans during our second year of Homecoming.

“Not only will the Scottish Clan Event Fund help support activities during this year’s celebrations, but will also provide a legacy by supporting Clan events through to our planned Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017.”

For more information, call Robert Turbyne on 0131 244 5122.

Background:

Organisation

Event

Location

Amount

Clan Munro Association

10th International Clan Munro Gathering

Highland Council

Foulis Castle, nr Evanton 

£5000

Maclachlan Clan Gathering & Strathlachlan Community Festival

Clan Lachlan International Gathering & Strathlachlan Community

Argyll and Bute Council

Castle Lachlan, Strathlachlan, Strachur   

£5000

MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust

Clan MacDougall International Gathering 2014

Argyll and Bute Council

Dunollie House plus various local locations, Oban, Argyll 

£5000

Clan MacThomas Society

Clan MacThomas Society 2014 Diamond Jubilee Gathering

Perth and Kinross Pitlochry/Glenshee/Kirkmichael 

£1070

Clan Gregor Society

International Clan Gregor Gathering 2014

Stirling Council

Based at Stirling University then at Dalmally, Argyllshire 

£1750

Clan MacLaren

Clan MacLaren at the Lochearnhead Highland Games and Gathering

Perth and Kinross Council Lochearnhead, Balquhidder and Strathyre 

£1000

Clan Hay Society

Tartan Ties 2014 (Clan Hay)

Aberdeen City Council/

Stirling Council

Stirling  and Aberdeen 

£2500

Clan Lamont Society

Clan Lamont Family Fun Day

Argyll and Bute Council

Toward Castle, Dunoon 

£3000

Clan Moffat UK

Clan Moffat International Gathering

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Moffat 

£1000

Clan Donnachaidh

Clan Donnachaidh Society Gathering

Perth and Kinross Council

Killiecrankie Hall, Pitlochry, and Clan Centre at Bruar 

£1000


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