International Clan Matheson gathering

It’s now less than a year until Mathesons will gather in Scotland for the first time in 7 years.  What an opportunity to plan a UK holiday with a Matheson event included.

The gathering will run from Saturday 20 to Tuesday 23 July 2024, spread over two places.  The first two days will be in Lochalsh and will include a visit to the Lochcarron Highland Games at Attadale on the first day.  The second two days will be on the picturesque Isle of Skye.

The first information sheet for the gathering is now on our website here.  Key messages:

The cost of attendance will be minimal.

Plan your travel early, accommodation and car hire in particular.

To help with planning we’ll be asking for expressions of interest in December 2023, firmer numbers in February 2024 and final numbers in about April 2024 (email if you’re considering participation).

New Zealand events

There are plenty of Highland games and other Scottish-themed events coming up this summer.  As plans firm up we’ll notify here and in our Facebook group which events Clan Matheson New Zealand will be represented at, so you can come along to meet fellow Mathesons.

Saturday 14 October 2023 Scottish Clans Association annual dinner, Auckland.

Saturday 11 November Hororata Highland Games

Monday 1 January 2024 Waipu Highland Games

Saturday 27 January Turakina Highland Games.  The Turakina games are thought to be the oldest games still being held in New Zealand. 

Saturday 10 February Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

Saturday 2 March.  Pipes in the Park, Waitangi Park, Cable St, Wellington

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 March 2024 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships, Onewa Domain, Takapuna, Auckland

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