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Title: Gathering 2009 Suggested PLAN
Posted by: Bachuil
Date: 19 April 2008

Dear All,

I am starting a new thread to try and firm up numbers and plans.

On the basis that the focus is the Gathering I have booked a tent and would suggest that it is essential to obtain a Gathering Passport – see http://www.clangathering.org/content/tickets.html - for details.

All passports include:

Entry to both days of the Highland Games in Holyrood Park 
A place in the clan parade up the Royal Mile
A seat at the Clan Pageant at the castle esplanade.

The prices vary from £88 for Bronze (poor seats and therefore discarded) to £95 for Silver – in the North and South Stands to £110 for Gold the East Stand.  I was a guest at the Tattoo recently and the East Stand is undoubtedly the best.  Given the marginal price difference I suggest we go for Gold.

Fixed Dates

Clan Convention – Chiefs Only
Friday 24th July.

Holyrood Park
Saturday 25th July & Sunday 26th July
The clan will have a tent at the clan village in Holyrood Park.

Clan Parade and Pageant at Castle
Holyrood Park
Saturday 25th July 

I am suggesting that it might be fun to have a night or two on Lismore. During the day it may be possible to do a tour of some of the Clan Lands

There are a few holiday cottages that we could book and one or two B&Bs. see http://www.isleoflismore.com and accomodation  In addition there is the Pier House Hotel http://www.pierhousehotel.co.uk at Appin.

So Tentative Dates.

Wednesday 22nd
Northern Tour to Ballachulish, Morvern and Donald’s Grave.
Drinks Reception at Bachuil
Supper at the Heritage Centre

Thursday 23rd July
Southern Tour – Achnacree, Muckairn and Lindsaig.
Caelidh in Lismore Hall.


This would be available as elements

Parade and Pageant Only.  One Nights stay on Sat 25th July and a Passport.

Edinburgh Weekend. Holyrood Park, Parade and Pageant.  Two Nights stay on Fri 24th and Sat 25th July and a Passport.

Lismore Break.
Wed 22nd and Thur 23rd 

At this stage I would welcome feedback on desirability, improvements, suggestions practicalities etc.





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