International Gathering by Loch Lomond to Raise Funds for Clan Colquhoun Museum
The CCIS is also dedicated to raising funds for a Clan Colquhoun Museum in Luss, the clan's ancestral homeland, with efforts now underway to find a permanent home for the museum which will provide a safe and secure depository for clan artefacts as well as a tourism asset for the west Loch Lomond area.
The Clan Colquhoun International Gathering will take place in Luss from Wednesday 2nd July to Sunday 6th July 2014. As well as bringing clan members from overseas to Luss for the International Gathering, the CCIS events will also be open to the public, with prices and tickets being released later this spring. Highlights include:
Clan History Seminar, led by official Clan historian James Pearson.'Bluidy Sarks' Tour, a guided tour led by Clan historian James Pearson from Luss to Stirling Castle, reliving the infamous 'Bluidy Sarks' incident of 1602 when the Colquhouns clashed with the Clan MacGregor.Personal tour of Rossdhu House (ancestral home of the Colquhoun Chieftains and now part of the very private and exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club) in the company of Patrick Colquhoun, Younger of Luss.VIP access to the Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Gathering, one of Scotland's oldest Highland Games.Clan Colquhoun Ceilidh
Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss said: "We are thrilled to be announcing the inaugural Gathering of the Clan Colquhoun International Society. Luss and the surrounding area is the clan's ancestral home, and we hope to bring many of our members to Scotland for this very special occasion, particularly as 2014 is the Year of Homecoming, and a year when Scotland plays host to two of the world's biggest sporting events, the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.
"This will be a truly unique opportunity for overseas visitors and locals alike to learn about the rich history of the Colquhouns whilst helping us raise funds for the Clan Museum, potentially a great tourism asset to Luss and Loch Lomond."