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Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville, Ontario
The Clan Tents

The various clan societies do a really excellent job and they are all volunteers doing amazing work and traveling many hours to attend these events and often carrying quite some expense in so doing. They do it because they are proud of their clan and are keen to get new members and inform others about their clan and its history.  Often the clan society will have access to genealogical information not available elsewhere and really are a great resource. Many of them also produce newsletters, some monthly and others once a year but always informative.

I will say that several of the clans gave me material which I will put up on the site at a later date and my thanks for their generosity in sharing this material with me and our site visitors.

Here we have first of all the Clan MacKenzie who kindly hosted my visit to Glengarry and provided me with a space to store all the papers I collected at the event. On the right are the Clan MacCrimmon.

Click here to see Clan MacLennan Paperwork

Click here to see some of the material the Clan Maxwell gave me

You can see there are both young, very young and older so various generations are carrying the clan tradition on in their families. At Glengarry there were two barns that housed all the clan tents. I'm told last year was a great year for them as they had tremendous rain and so these barns were a great place to get out of the rain :-)

Click here to see paperwork from the Clan Donald

Click here to see paperwork from Clan MacLeod

You can see that many clan tents had interesting information on display along with copies of past newsletters, photos of clan gathering and much else besides

Click here to see paperwork from the Clan MacDougall

The games also had a genealogist on hand that was going talks during the day

And while noting all that good Scottish food it was onto the next barn to see the rest of the clans

Click here to see newsletter of Clan Johnston/e

Click here to read about the history of Clan Fergusson

And ithe author of this book , Hugh R. MacMillan, kindly gave me permission to publish one of his old books about the Lochaber Emigrants to Glengarry for which many thanks.

Learn more about Hugh MacMillan and his books

So now you've seen what a clan tent village looks like you'll see that loads of information can be obtained by talking to these experts.  Even if your own clan is not represented you will probably find someone here that can tell you how to contact your clan and likely even give you some of its history from their long clan associations.  It is like being a special community as you will find many of these people at other gatherings and indeed many of them said... "See you at Fergus" :-)

Click here to see general shots of the Glengarry Highland Games

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