contains details of forthcoming Society and Branch Events
worldwide. It was thought that it is important that this
information was brought together in one place. In some
instances the events may also feature elsewhere on the
A "Gathering Information" section has now been added
to the website. If contains lots of material that will be
useful for members and supporters attending the Gathering
including suggestions on how to travel to and around
Pitlochry. More pages will be added as and when our detailed
plans are finalised.
To visit this section please click on the information
!!! New !!!
Members and supporters, who have booked a "Package" to attend
the MacThomas Highland Gathering in August, are reminded that
their "Gathering Charges" have to be paid to the Society
before 30th June 2017. This charge forms part of the
total price quoted for the Gathering. Letters confirming
the amounts due have now been sent by e-mail or, where we
do not have an e-mail address, by post.
For further information or to make a
payment via PayPal please click here.
Those who have
decided to "Stay Elsewhere" are reminded that they
must pay for any events that they wish to attend before 30th
Not Booked for the Gathering - Your Options
Many thanks to those members and
supporters who have booked to attend the MacThomas Highland
Gathering in August 2017. Bookings to attend the full event
closed on Monday 20th February. If you missed that
deadline please do not panic - there may be other options
available. If you are still keen to attend please contact
the Gathering Team as soon as possible by clicking here.
Members interested in the Gathering are
asked to click here to
information about e-mails regarding the
event. Thank you.
Gathering - On-Line Booking now
current Society members should hopefully now have received
their copy of the
2016 edition of the Clan magazine, Clach na
Coileach, together with full information about the 2017
Highland Gathering in Scotland. If not it should arrive very
delighted to announce that it is now possible to book for
the Gathering on-line
by clicking on the "Booking" button to the
If you wish
to find out more about the Gathering please click on
the "Introduction" button.
The deadline for
booking for the Gathering is 20th February
2017. After that date it will not be possible to
obtain tickets to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military
MacThomas Highland Gathering 2017 - Latest
Full details of the Gathering have been
published in the Clan Magazine, Clach na Coileach, and an
accompanying brochure and newsletter, which have now
been despatched to all current Society members across the
world. The newsletter contains instructions on how to book for
the Gathering - the deadline is 20th February 2017. The
newsletter and brochure can now also be downloaded from the
member's secure area of this website. Please click on the
"G2017" logo to view an itinerary for the
An electronic booking and payment system
will be launched on the website early in the New Year. We
encourage members to use this on-line system to book their
rooms, packages and events as this will ensure that all
information is promptly and accurately recorded and that
reservations are passed onto Scotlands Hotel in a timely
You should not try to contact the hotel
directly - if you do you will be advised that there are no
vacances. Thank you for your cooperation.
Earlier version to
"Previous Events 24/12/2016
Gathering 2017 - an
During September 2016 newsletters were sent
to all Society members and followers giving details
of the plans for the 2017 Highland Gathering.
The originally published dates for the event have been
adjusted so that a visit to the Royal Ediburgh Military
Tattoo can incorporated into the
itinerary. Clansfolk in tartan will be able to march
onto the Castle Esplanade as part of the performance.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
A summary of the itinerary for the
Gathering has now been added to this website and can be
viewed by clicking here.
If you are considering attending the
Gathering why not complete our "Express an Interest"
this will mean that you are one of the first to
receive further information when it becomes
Clan Gathering 2017
It is expected that the next Clan MacThomas
Gathering in Scotland will take place in Perthshire
between Wednesday 23rd and Monday 28th August 2017.
The Gathering will again be based at Scotland's Hotel in
Pitlochry. Planning is already well under way. Further details
will be published on this website in due
If you have any
suggestions for enhancing the events at the Gathering
the organisers as soon as possible.
Stone Mountain Games
Andrew MacThomas of Finegand, the 19th Chief of Clan
MacThomas, and his son and heir Thomas (Tom) will be
distinguished guests at the 44th Annual Stone Mountain
Highland Games and Scottish Festival, which will be held in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA between 14th and 16th October,
The Branch will
have a tent on the Games field. Clansfolk in North
America are uged to take this rare opportunity to meet
their Chief and his heir .
For further updates
on their visit please visit the North American Branch News