The 2015 International Clan Gathering was held at the Royal Hotel, Oban on 14th and 15th August 2015.
International Clan Gatherings are a great way to connect with MacAulays (of all spellings) from around the world. You’ll meet people from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and countries from around the world (we met people from down under and the United States). And, of course, you’ll meet we Canadians there for the event.
An t-Òban (in Gaelic meaning The Little Bay) is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Oban occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn. The bay is a near perfect horseshoe, protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera the Isle of Mull. To the north is the long low island of Lismore, and the mountains of Morvern and Ardgour.
It wouldn’t be an International Clan Gathering without a ceilidh! This was Saturday night in Oban where everyone was having a grand time and many of our clan folk showed off their dancing skills. Enjoy the frolicking here! … Continue reading
Barry has the most beautiful lilting Irish voice singing the beautiful ballad Black is the Colour. This was (again) after the formal on Friday night of the MacAulay International Clan Gathering in Oban in August. Enjoy here! … Continue reading
One of my favourite moments of the International Clan Gatherings is when there’s a few die-hards left at the end of the night and the singing begins. After the Friday night formal, I caught some of the singing, laughs and … Continue reading
Another beautiful day for the International Gathering, although it rained while the sun was brightly shining in the morning. Scotland weather! An early (relatively speaking) coffee and pastry with Catriona at the Coffee Corner was the perfect way to start … Continue reading
A lovely first day for our International Gathering in Oban. Events commenced with a lovely meal of Scottish food and drink at a local eating establishment. It is, after all, the Scotland Year of Food and Drink! … Continue reading