At the beginning of August the Association held its’ Annual meeting and Dinner. Then hosted a Clan Tent at the Moy Field Sports. At the Gathering at the Lochardil House Hotel the after Dinner speaker was Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms. He talked about the creation of Coats of Arms and the Heraldry that is involved. In the Clan Tent we had the Highland Archives and the Aigas Field Centre whose Scottish Wild Cat display encouraged a lot of visitors. In all it was a splendid few days.
2018 is the Year of Youth. To celebrate the Clan Chattan Association has a Special Limited Offer. a 10 year membership for under 16 years old for £60. Go to the shop now!
This is a great opportunity to introduce young people to their Clan and heritage.
On 14th April 2018 the Clan Chattan Association marched with many other Clans and societies to the Cairn on the Culloden Battlefield for the remembrance service. The Service is organised by the Inverness Gaelic Society.
Several members and friends gathered at the visitor centre. Once the piper started playing we followed on with Banners flying. It was a wonderful sight and the sun shone! The ceremony went ahead in it’s usual format and members of societies were invited to lay their wreaths or tokens in remembrance of the fallen.
Once the ceremony was over the crowd slowly dispersed and the Clan Chattan Association went on to have lunch in the lovely wee cafe adjoining the Botanical Gardens in Inverness. At 2pm we were invited to go to the Inverness Archive Centre to view various items pertaining to the Jacobites and in particular Clan Chattan, including the Band of Union 2009.
In all it was a splendid day!
John, 22nd Chief of Clan Shaw, died peacefully at home in Majorca on 22nd October 2017, aged 80. He is deeply missed by his loving wife, Silvia, four children, Rebecca, Iain, Julia and Fiona, and his twelve grandchildren. A beautiful funeral took place in his village in Majorca.
Members and guests had wine and canapes while enjoying lovely views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street from the New Club. The Chairman welcomed everyone to this new event for Clan Chattan Association.