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2018 Gathering at Lumsden, Aberdeenshire

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2015 Gathering at Kelso, Borders

Fifty-three members of the Association and their guests assembled at the Ednam House Hotel, Kelso for the 2015 Lumsden Gathering.


For the Gathering the hotel had given us a room opening on to the lawn and gardens above the River Tweed and with a piper playing outside, members made use of this and the good weather to take in the view of the river and the Kelso Bridge.

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2012 Lumsden Gathering
St Andrews University,  Fife

2009 Lumsden Gathering
Huntingtower, Perthshire

2009 Hunting Tower, Perthshire

The International Gathering of the Clans  Edinburgh  2009

The Gathering 2009 was a two-day weekend event, celebrating Scottish culture, held between 25–26 July 2009, as part of Homecoming 2009.

The event was held at Holyrood Park, Scotland, and attracted around 47,000 people from all over the world.  Over 125 Scottish clans were represented in what was described as the largest Highland Games in Scotland's history.   A clan convention also took place, also the largest recorded meeting of chiefs.

On Saturday 25th, 2009, 15 Lumsdens and friends boarded a bus at the Huntingtower Hotel, on the outskirts of Perth and headed to Edinburgh to attend the Homecoming Highland Games and Clan Gathering.
At the tent in the Clan area, which we shared with the Tribe of Mar, we met up with many other members who had made their separate way there. The weather was glorious and a better setting, between the Palace of Holyrood and Arthur’s Seat, could not have been found. Business at the tent was brisk and Gillem, his sons, Cren and Jas, together with Sonagh, Lucy and Archie took turns to talk to friends and vistors.

2009 The Homecoming Highland Games, Edinburgh

This was probably the largest Highland Games and Clan Gathering held in Scotland and it is estimated that over 47,000 people from 40 countries attended over the two days. Pipers and dancers, live music, food and drink and the most vivid array of tartan, worn in all manners, contributed to the colour.
Although the bus set off back to Perth in the evening, a hardy collection of folk took place behind their Chief to march in the huge procession up the Royal Mile and attended the pageant at the castle.
Click here to see a great selection of photogrpahs of the 2009 International Clan Gathering.

The Lumsden Clan, led by our Chief Gillem alongside his sons Jas and Cren.

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2006 Lumsden Gathering
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

2003 Lumsden Gathering
Luffness Castle,
East Lothian 

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