It is with heartfelt sadness that we must inform our members of the death of Sir William Macpherson of Cluny.
As 27th Chief of the Clan Macpherson he was a Vice President of the Clan Chattan Association and maintained an active and lively support over many years.
He will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered.
There will be a tribute in the 2021 Touch Not Magazine
Touch Not 2021
I am now preparing Touch Not for 2021, and need some articles and photos from you, the members.
Please send a short story about your lockdown experience. Maybe some of you found a new hobby or interest, or perhaps a little about a favourite walk or place. Photos are always needed to add a sense of what, when and where. If a short story is a step too far why not just send a photograph for the photo gallery, the more the better. I cannot guarantee inclusion until I see what response there is. Did any of you manage to go on holiday?
Deadline is January 10th 2021, but do not delay, give it a go, send something in.
Donald McIntosh, Editor, Clan Chattan Association
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or post to
Clan Chattan Association, 36 Rullion Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 9HX Scotland
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty that is surrounding the time frame for restrictions, it is with a heavy heart that we must cancel our Clan Chattan Association Gathering in August. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuing support and hope that we will see many of you next year. In the meantime please stay safe and well.
Clan Chattan Association
I do hope that you and your nearest and dearest are safe and as comfortable as is possible at this harrowing time.
The Clan has always primarily been a source of comfort and strength for me. A gang of old friends that you know you can always turn to. And even though we may not all be able to meet regularly, the reach of the Clan has always been wide and we know that as family and friends, we will ultimately always be there for one another. While these times now seem so dark, the solace that can be found in the kind words of our kith and kin, with whom we share so much common history and interests, can help us all see through to brighter days. As so many of us are now largely physically cut off from one another, with uncertainty over how long this will last, we can at least be thankful that modern communication means we can be electronically just a click away.
Vanessa, Kyla and myself are fine right now. Kyla is blissfully unaware of global events, and seems much more interested in rolling over, squealing and grabbing my glasses from my face. My need to pay so much attention to her, and, of course, her innocence, is a welcome distraction from the crisis. Singapore’s border has effectively been closed, but at the time of writing I am still going to work, as we are not currently under any lockdown. But social distancing measures are being strengthened and the situation out here, as everywhere, changes day by day.
Despite the worry of the situation, may our common ties and friendship help us through these bleak days, to remember that the darkest hour is just before dawn.
And to those of you on the front-line and those who are providing help to others in whatever way you can, our respect and thanks are immeasurable. My thoughts are with you all, and let us hope that it will not be too long before we can get through this and will be able to meet together again.
Please note that the following events have been cancelled:
- The AHCS meeting and talk (April 17th) is cancelled
- The Culloden Memorial (April 18th) is cancelled
- The Inverness Highland Games (July 17th) is cancelled
- The Clan MacGillivray Gathering (15-18 July) Cancelled/postponed
- Scotweek in Los Angeles has been postponed until September 25th
So far there has been no decision on cancelling the Clan Chattan Association Gathering due for 6th-8th August, but will report it on this page and Facebook as soon as one has been made. Thank you for your continued support and stay well.