decision has been made to hold the 20th International Gathering
and 12th Parliament of the Clan Macfie in Stirling, Scotland.
Finlay McFee, his wife Lorraine, Fiona and I visited the Stirling
University campus on the 14th of June and found it to be a most
suitable place to hold the 2017 Clan Gathering and Parliament.
an excellent lunch before we met with the Events Manager. If all
the food is to this standard, our stay should be very enjoyable.
The accommodation is of good quality. Some rooms are twins, but
the majority are fitted with a five foot bed. All rooms have a
shower room and other facilities. There are two floors in the
hotel with a limited number of rooms on the ground floor. We forgot
to ask if there were lifts but we will check and cover this at
a later date.
campus map above the yellow coloured buildings are apartments,
studios and double studios which are not available
during our time in Stirling. At the moment only twenty rooms are
available for us in the Stirling Court Hotel (google
maps link) (key places no 11 on the map), therefore it may
be a good idea to book now. We were told that it is likely that
other rooms will become available as other parties may have overbooked
and may release rooms which will be allocated to Clan Macfie.
We will have our own dining room, which is on the ground floor
as are the meeting rooms. The meeting rooms are fully fitted with
overhead projectors, etc.
There will be no
student accommodation available during our time at the University
as the University term is beginning about then. There are plenty
of Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Stirling and Bridge of Allan,
which is a short walk from the University entrance.
International Gathering and 12th Parliament of Clan Macfie
September 6th through September 10th, 2017
programme for Stirling is:
Wednesday 6th September: Arrival of delegates. Commander's Reception
Thursday 7th September: Opening of 12th Parliament; Clan Session, half day
outing (this will probably be to the smallest whisky
distillery in Scotland) or time on your own.
Friday 8th September: Day tour or your own plans. Clan Dinner.
Saturday 9th September: Clan Society Session. Half day tour on your own.
Sunday 10th September: Depart for Colonsay.
This is a preliminary schedule and open to suggestions and change.
If you have something that
you think would be interesting for others to do or see, please
let me know as I always appreciate
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