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“The Gathering”, Edinburgh, July 2009

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July, Frances Gunn, Dorothy Pritchard and Rachel Skene from Strathnaver Museum, attended “The Gathering” at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

The Museum was pleased that The Clan Mackay Society was receptive to our request to join with the Society in order to promote the museum, aiming in particular to highlight further “The Clan Mackay Room“.

The weekend was enjoyable and considered a success by all involved in manning the ‘’Mackay” Tent, within the Clan Village. Many visitors with Mackay connections visited the tent and were keen to learn more about the Clan and the Museum. New connections and friendships were made and information shared.

The Auction is for one special item: “The Book Of Mackay” limited edition, No 71 of 500, 1906, signed by the author Angus Mackay M.A. We shall be promoting this opportunity to own such a special book around the world to as many of the Mackay Global family as possible. The bidding will be sealed and a reserve of £250 has been set. To make a bid please post or e-mail your bid to the museum at address or e-mail below and please include your full name, address & contact details plus the sum you wish to bid. “MACKAYS WANTED REAL, RELATED, CONNECTED OR ADOPTED! ALL WELCOME” The Museum held 1st Ever Mackay Global Gathering May 2nd 2009.

Auction: The winning bid of £1,000 went to Tom Mackay of Bettyhill.