Clan MacFarlane Annual World Gathering | “Kilts & Cowboy Boots” Battle of The Clans
⭐Celebrating Scotland’s ORIGINAL Cowboys and Cowgirls!
All International Clan MacFarlane Society members are cordially invited to attend the 2024 Clan MacFarlane Annual World Gathering and General Meeting, where MacFarlanes from all over the globe will come together in San Antonio, Texas to celebrate our shared culture and history as infamous Cattle Rustlers, as well as to recognise the sacrifice of brace Scots at the Alamo. Mark your calendars anhttps://gmhg.orgd join us for this special “Kilts & Cowboy Boots” edition of our annual event. 3rd – 7th April 2024.
This year’s celebration will take place during the San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival. The San Antonio Highland Games was founded to educate the people of San Antonio and Texas about Scottish culture through the organization and promotion of various activities.
This year’s Gathering is a self-guided event. Attendees will need to secure their own travel into San Antonio as well as transfers to/from all events.
⭐Schedule of Events!
Over the course of this 5 day event, you will have the opportunity to attend key events with an international family of clans. Event package includes:
- Clan MacFarlane Celtic Cowboy Kick-Off Ceilidh
- Kilts & Cowboy Boots Clan Gathering drinks reception & buffet dinner on the with participant clans and their chiefs
- Kilts & Cowboy Boots Clan Gathering whisky/wine tasting & “bonniest knees” competition with participant clans and their chiefs
- Participation at the San Antonio Highland Games
- Spend time meeting and greeting with your MacFarlane family in the MacFarlane clan tent at the San Antonio Highland Games
- March with Clan MacFarlane in the Parade of Clans
- Clan MacFarlane Annual General Business Meeting
- Mini-Highland Games Clan Battle with Clan Colquhoun, Clan Buchanan, Clan Graham, Clan Hunter, Clan MacEwen and Clan MacFarlane on the San Antonio games field.
- Tour of the Alamo and a visit to the Alamo Exhibit, including the Phil Collins Collection
- Riverboat Cruise of the San Antonio River
- Kilts & Cowboy Boots Clan Gathering BBQ Banquet at Pedrotti’s Ranch with participant clans and their chiefs
- After-Games Wind Down & Meet-up
See the full itinerary and schedule of events below!
PRICE PER PERSON: $359
*Does NOT include tickets to the San Antonio Highland Games. Attendees will need to purchase Games tickets on their own either before-hand or at the gate on Games day. Dinner events include food only. Cash bar available at reception and dinner events. Opening night kick-off ceildh – BYOB.
Open to all active International Clan MacFarlane Society Members.
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⭐Battle of The Clans!
For hundreds of years Scottish clans in the Lennox fought for domination and resources. Ancient alliances between the MacFarlanes and MacGregors against Clan Colquhoun are well documented. The Battle of Glen Fruin is one of the most famous events. Today, the diaspora may have ventured far from the rugged Scottish Highlands, but we share the hallowed space of Scottish Games across the globe, cultivate enduring friendships, bound by unwavering love for Scotland and the rich tapestry of our Scottish heritage.
Defending Our Title – Loch Sloy! Once again, during our World Gathering, Clan MacFarlane will defend our championship title as we face off against clans Colquhoun, MacEwen, Graham, Buchanan, and Hunter in friendly competition and some modern warfare at the Battle of the Clans to be held during the San Antonio Highland Games. So shine up your boots and grab your hats and join us for what will be a very special gathering. Don’t wait to hear about how exciting our Clan gathering was, come and see for yourself!
⭐Meet The Chiefs!
Once again, in the spirit of clansmanship, dignitaries from clans Colquhoun, Graham, MacFarlane, MacEwen, Hunter and Buchannan will be on hand to mix and mingle. This event offers a rare chance for clansmen and women from across the globe to connect and bond with our very special guests over their shared heritage. Schedule to be in attendance:
A Message From Our “Kilts and Cowboy Boots” Host, Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, 33rd Chief of Colquhoun
⭐About San Antonio
⭐Scots and The Battle of The Alamo
The Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution, witnessed not only the courage and resilience of Texan defenders but also the significant sacrifice of Scottish individuals who stood alongside their fellow compatriots in the face of overwhelming odds. Among the men who fought and died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution against Spain, just over three quarters of the Texans who died were Scots or of Scots descent. Among these were men there were Alamo heroes such as James Bowie and William Travis, but also soldiers such as Second Sergeant John MacGregor who would play his pipes to raise the spirits of his fellow soldiers. Their determination and unwavering commitment to the cause of Texan independence exemplify the enduring spirit of the Scottish people. Despite the ultimate sacrifice they made, their legacy lives on, reminding us of the indomitable strength and dedication of those who fought for freedom at the Alamo. The contributions of these Scottish individuals are an integral part of the tapestry of courage and sacrifice that defines the Battle of the Alamo.