Douglas on the Clan Parade - Royal Mile, Edinburgh - The Gathering 2009
The Official Clan Douglas Society of North America website is www.clandouglassociety.org Hamish Douglas Burgess is proud to be member # 3374.
The Clan Strachan Scottish Heritage Society website is www.clanstrachan.org Hamish is proud to be a new member, as his mother and grandfather are Strachans.
Hamish Douglas Burgess of Maui Celtic was back in Scotland in July 2009 to attended ‘The Gathering’ in Edinburgh, part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year long series of events aimed at bringing folks of Scottish heritage back to their homeland, in the year of national poet Robert Burns’ 250th birthday anniversary. Saturday evening was a highlight of the event with the Clan Parade up the Royal Mile of 8,000 clansfolk of at least 125 clans and several pipebands, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Hamish managed to photograph the parade, and joined his own clan, the Douglases (and unfortunately not the Strachans, his other clan - see bottom), who were led by The Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band at the head of a division, for the memorable long walk up the medieval cobbled street, with 20,000 spectators cheering them on - an epic evening !
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The Douglas Clan on the Clan Parade, The Gathering, Edinburgh 2009
The Clan Strachan on the Clan Parade, The Gathering, Edinburgh 2009
Video of Clan Douglas on the Clan Parade, The Gathering, Edinburgh 2009
YouTube videos (not by Maui Celtic) of the Clan Parade up the Royal Mile :
The Gathering, Parade, and Mustering for the Clan Parade
Clans Alba through to Cochrane on the Clan Parade
Clans Colquhoun through to (Mac)Dougall on the Clan Parade
Clans Douglas through to Fergusson on the Clan Parade
Clans Forbes through to Gregor on the Clan Parade
Clans Gordon through to Gunn on the Clan Parade
Clans Gunn through to Hannay on the Clan Parade
Clans Hay through to Johnstone on the Clan Parade
Clans Kennedy through to MacLachlan on the Clan Parade
Sorry to the remaining clans not featured - we couldn't find any more footage - if you have any, please post it on YouTube, and let us know.
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