To be held at The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Join other members and guests of the Clan MacLaren Society for lunch at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh, with the Clan Society AGM to be held before it at 1pm. The AGM and lunch will be held in the Douglas Room which overlooks Queen Street Gardens. There will be a short musical set from Vorlich in-between the AGM and the lunch.
Information about the Royal Scots Club can be found here: https://royalscotsclub.com/
We now have a speaker, Kat Jones, the Director of Action to Protect Rural Scotland (APRS), who will be giving a short talk on the work of the organisation as it approaches its centennial year.
For information on directions to the Club, please visit: https://royalscotsclub.com/how-to-find-us/
The cost of the CMS lunch is £45 per person for three courses and a welcome glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival. All other drinks to be paid for by guests on the day.
The menu choices are shown after the booking form; please indicate your selection for each guest in the spaces provided below.
Dress: relaxed, smart casual or business attire. A kilt or other clothing in the MacLaren tartan would be most appropriate for our event.
Use the link below to download the form to reserve a place at the lunch and pay either via cheque (details within download) or via PayPal below:Annual Lunch Form / Menu
The Clan MacLaren Society welcomes new members, particularly those with a connection to the name. Guidelines for eligibility are as follows:
Variations and Septs of Clan MacLaren/MacLaurin include:
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North American applicants should visit www.clanmaclarenna.org for full details of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America (CMSNA) and instructions on submitting your membership application.
Australian applicants can visit clanmaclarenau.org
The Gathering of the Clan and the Lochearnhead Highland Games are an annual highlight of the Clan MacLaren Society calendar, taking place every July.
Clan events span the weekend and include activities like golf and fishing, walks to the Clan Cairn, and of course, the Highland Games. At Lochearnhead, members can watch traditional favourites like highland dancing, piping and tug-o-war, and while some events are just for the skilled locals others are open to all.
Members are invited to the AGM in the Clan Tent and Games Dinner, then to end the weekend they are welcome to attend a service held at Balquhidder Parish Church followed by a walk to Creag an Tuirc.
In celebration of St Andrew’s Day, the Clan MacLaren holds an Annual Dinner in Edinburgh with a formal dinner, piping, speeches by the Chief and a guest speaker, and traditional Scottish music.
International members are always very welcome. Details about upcoming events including dates for the year ahead can be found on the website and in the Annual Newsletter.
The Society newsletter will be published in the summer this year. All contributions are welcome, particularly those relating to national and international MacLaren events, births, deaths and marriages. Please email content to Newsletter Editor Bridget Stevens at [email protected] before the deadline of 31st January for inclusion in the next newsletter.