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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:



Monday Morning:




In recent years some of the Gatherings have been somewhat more ambitions. For example in 2017 a visit to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo was included.


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 2020 where we will celebrate the 50th aniversary of Andrew MacThomas of Finegand becoming our Chief.


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.


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Last updated 04/12/2017