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Clan MacThomas Society Gatherings
        

Members of the Society gather at the Cockstane in Glenshee every three years for a formal Gathering. In other years there may be an informal gathering at the Cockstane*.

    

Formal gatherings are generally held around the forth Saturday in August to coincide with the nearby Strathardle Games. Events are organised across the weekend of the Gathering and there is plenty of time for members to socialise and make new friends.

   

A typical agenda for a Gathering weekend is:

    

Friday Afternoon:  

Members arrive in Perthshire. 

Friday Evening:  

Chief's reception & welcome.

 

 

Informal buffet at a local hotel. 

Saturday Morning: 

 

Ceremony at the Cockstane. 

Saturday Afternoon:  

 

Strathardle Highland Games. 

    (or other events if the Gathering and the Games do not coincide)

Saturday Evening:

 

Society Dinner. 

Sunday Morning:

 

Society AGM. 

Sunday Lunchtime:

 

Bar Lunch. 

Sunday Afternoon:

 

 

Visits to Clan sites in the area

or sporting events.

Sunday Evening:

 

Ceilidh.  

Monday Morning:

 

Farewells. 

   

Some members may extend their stays to explore more of this beautiful area of Scotland.

   

The next Gathering will be held in Perthshire in August 2017. Please click here for details.

    

Please click the following links for more information about Glenshee and the Cockstane.

A full selection of photographs from the 2004 and 2008 Gatherings appear in the Society Gallery. Photographs of the other events will appear there in due course.

   

Please click here to read reports on previous Gatherings.

 

Branch Events

     

The Society's Branches may also hold Gatherings and meetings in their own territories. Details of such events will appear in the Branch area of this website as and when they occur.

       

Added at Launch

Last updated 14/10/2013