CLAN ARTHUR TABLE
COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING 2003
This year, for thefirst time, “Arthur”took his place amongst the Scottish clans at The Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon on 29th & 30th August. Joining forces with the Fergusons, MacLachlans, Lamonts, MacFies, MacFarlanes, MacPhersons and Colquohons, Clan Arthur completed the eight tables in the Clan Tent provided by the organising committee.
A quiet friendly Friday in our Chief’s hometown passed pleasantly with banter from the neighbours and early visitors set before a magnificent view over the River Clyde. Saturday quickly followed, and the Clan Tent soon began to buzz as the Sky Gods blessed us with glorious weather and tens of thousands thronged to Scotland’s biggest Highland event. The Clan Arthur merchandise on display drew a lot of admiration and was the envy of a few of our neighbours, although our own clan folk were a bit thin on the ground, and we really do need a “MacArthur” banner. One new member was signed up immediately and few more interested kinfolk left with application forms for consideration.
All in all a successful outing where ideas and stories were exchanged, new friendships were forged among the “Highland” community and most importantly our presence as a clan is recognised on Scottish ground once more.
Next year – We shall return, stronger!
Hugh DP McArthur
The Publicity Liaison Officer For The MacArthur Society in Britain
A Branch Of Clan Arthur
ARTHUR CLANSMEN/WOMEN WANTED!
Able, enthusiastic Clan Arthur individuals prepared to travel, represent and support the Clan Arthur cause. Ideally you should be located in the West or Central Belt of Scotland.
Send your details by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
write to: Hugh McArthur