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!
ALBERT HALL (AGM)
CLAN FARQUHARSON 2020 VIRTUAL GATHERING
SUNDAY 9th - SATURDAY 15th AUGUST
KEY EVENTS (All Online)
PERMANENT DISPLAY (MOST DAYS)
MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2020
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.
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.
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.
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!
THURSDAY 13th AUGUST 2020 (8PM - 9.30PM BST)
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!
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)
Scarecrow Competition Trail
Ballater Business Lego Trail
VVW Buy Swap Sell
Victoria Week's Got Talent
SATURDAY 8th AUGUST
SUNDAY 9th AUGUST
Virtual Vehicle Parade
MONDAY 10th AUGUST
Small Pet Show & Dog Show
TUESDAY 11th AUGUST
Bonnie Ballater Victoria Week Baby
TV Quiz Show Quiz
WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST
THURSDAY 13th AUGUST
Submit Games-themed photos and videos to Ballater Highland Games
FRIDAY 14th AUGUST
VVW Jigsaw Race
SATURDAY 15th AUGUST
SUNDAY 16th AUGUST
Virtual Duck Race
Download Full Programme below
Best Dressed Clansperson
Virtual Colour Party (Silent Auction)
Great Tapestry VIP Prize Draw
Virtual Tours of Royal Deeside
Colonel Anne (Audio Interpretation)
Clan Virtual Interviews
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).
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!
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.