Although we were originally due to meet in person, we hope we have lined up an enjoyable alternative experience for you online. This is essentially an event for Members and Friends of Clan Farquharson UK and of our affiliated Societies overseas, however there is still plenty for non-members to explore and discover. Some of the items need to be booked in advance and you must be 18 years or over to register. Parental guidance is advised throughout the site, however any age-sensitive content is clearly indicated. There are even projects and activities for the younger generation, besides keeping us all technically operational!

CLAN FARQUHARSON 2020 VIRTUAL GATHERING

PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 9th - SATURDAY 15th AUGUST

KEY EVENTS (All Online)

PERMANENT DISPLAY (MOST DAYS)

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SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2020   (7PM-11PM BST)
MEET & GREET

An easy-come, easy-go, online social gathering for our Members and Invited Guests, with networking and further insights to the week ahead!

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MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2020   (FROM 11AM BST)

Our beloved Braemar Castle awaits you! On arrival, there may be the occasional skirmish of Jacobites vs Government troops but don't let that impede your access! Virtual tour, Interviews & more!

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MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2020
VIRTUAL TOURS

A host of virtual tours will be available online from today, enabling you to discover the local treasures of Royal Deeside, including vistas along the Dee to mark Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters.

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TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2020  (8PM BST)

An opportunity to entertain each other in the ancient custom of the Ceilidh, through music, song, poetry, story-telling, stand-up comedy, dance or magic. Register for a slot to show your talent!

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TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2020 
COLONEL ANNE PODCASTS

The Duns Player have prepared audio performances of scenes from Colonel Anne, David Shirreff's play about Anne Farquharson of Invercauld who raised troops for the Jacobite Rising.

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WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST 2020   (2PM BST)
STREAMED CLAN CAIRN CEREMONY

This year our ceremony of remembrance at the Clan Cairn comes to you streamed online and will be available for replay for those in other time zones. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact us.

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THURSDAY 13th AUGUST 2020
VIRTUAL GAMES DAY

The Ballater Games provide the backdrop for our Virtual Clan Tent where visitors can chat with the Committee, purchase clan-branded items and participate in some games of our own!

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THURSDAY 13th AUGUST 2020   (8PM - 9.30PM BST)
VIRTUAL QUIZ

Register your Team or Household to compete in this online Pub Quiz that will test your speed and knowledge against the clock. Confer with your team but not with books or search engines!

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FRIDAY 14th AUGUST 2020    (8PM BST)

Discover 4 Scottish malts delivered free to your door for an exclusive online whisky tasting experience in partnership with Skene Whisky. Limited to the first 50 UK registrants (aged 18+).

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SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 2020   (8PM-11PM BST)

This year our Clan Dinner goes online and international. Open to Members of all affiliated Clan Farquharson societies, this black-tie event will combine breakfast, lunch and dinner across the globe!

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MONDAY 17th AUGUST 2020  (UNTIL 23rd AUGUST 5PM)

We have 4 Challenges lined up for the younger generation to enjoy. These include building Braemar Castle, recreating tartan, archery and a Hill Run. Adults to register and supervise their child.

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2020   (3.30PM BST)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Conducted this year by video conference, the AGM is open to all members of Clan Farquharson UK and is where all internal matters are discussed and committee appointments are made.

+ VIRTUAL VICTORIA WEEK

(BALLATER'S FESTIVAL OF FAMILY FUN)

ALL WEEK

  • Scarecrow Competition Trail

  • Ballater Business Lego Trail

  • VVW Buy Swap Sell

  • Victoria Week's Got Talent

 

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST

  • Potted Sports

SUNDAY 9th AUGUST

  • Virtual Vehicle Parade

MONDAY 10th AUGUST

  • Messiest Child

  • Small Pet Show & Dog Show

TUESDAY 11th AUGUST

  • Bonnie Ballater Victoria Week Baby

  • TV Quiz Show Quiz

WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST

  • Putting Challenge

THURSDAY 13th AUGUST

  • Submit Games-themed photos and videos to Ballater Highland Games 

FRIDAY 14th AUGUST

  • VVW Jigsaw Race

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST

  • Disco

SUNDAY 16th AUGUST

  • Virtual Duck Race

Download Full Programme below
MEMBERS ONLY
  • Best Dressed Clansperson

  • Virtual Colour Party (Silent Auction)

  • Great Tapestry VIP Prize Draw

  • Guest Book

PUBLIC ACCESS
  • Virtual Tours of Royal Deeside

  • Colonel Anne (Audio Interpretation)

  • Clan Virtual Interviews

  • Video Testimonials

  • Clan History & Information

Our Minecraft Challenge will relaunch on 
17th August 2020 once most Scottish schools have had the chance to focus upon reopening and also implementing their Covid protocol.
We will then run our Minecraft Challenge for a whole week including competition days on 22nd & 23rd August (with prizes to win!).

PROGRAMMES (TO DOWNLOAD)

CLAN FARQUHARSON PROGRAMME

Please click the image below to download the latest edition of the programme of Clan Farquharson's 2020 Virtual Gathering (the Version # will be clearly indicated).

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VIRTUAL VICTORIA WEEK  (8 -16 AUG)

Ballater's Victoria Week offers plenty of family fun online this year. Click on the image below to view and download their programme!

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BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES (13 AUG)

Although the Ballater Highland Games are cancelled this year, the Games Committee have prepared a Souvenir Programme as well as some online fun for Thursday 13th.

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ABOUT US >

Clan Farquharson UK is a Non-Profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers with the aim of promoting Scottish Clan Heritage, Traditions and Culture and especially those of Clan Farquharson, one of Scotland's most prominent Clans. With over 200 family names with ancestral links to Clan Farquharson, there exists a diaspora of over 5 Million people worldwide with connections to the Clan. In addition to Clan Farquharson UK, there are affiliated Societies in numerous overseas territories including USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica. All Clan Farquharson Societies are membership based, operate independently yet collaborate openly in the interests of preserving the clan's heritage and inspiring an ever-increasing audience.

CONTACT >

CLAN FARQUHARSON UK

W: www.clanfarquharson.com

E: gathering@clanfarquharson.com

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