CLAN FARQUHARSON 2020 VIRTUAL GATHERING
THURSDAY 13th AUGUST
The Ballater Highland Games are central to the Clan Farquharson Gathering and take place on the second Thursday of August each year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Games were cancelled however we invite you to enjoy a concoction of Online Games of our own, from Home-based Highland Games and Best Dressed Clansperson to a special MineCraft challenge and the chance to bid to feature in the Chief's Virtual Colour Party. You are also welcome to visit our online Clan Farquharson Tent where you can meet members of the Clan Farquharson UK Committee and enquire about membership and merchandise. To round of the day of fun and games, we invite you to register for our online Pub Quiz!
VISIT THE "CLAN TENT"
Members of Clan Farquharson UK's Committee will be available for a chat via "ZOOM" to answer your questions regarding Membership, Ancestry, Clan Activities, Royal Deeside and much more.
12pm - 4pm (BST)
ENTER THE BEST-DRESSED CLANSPERSON COMPETITION
Closes 13th AUGUST 4pm (BST)
Open to Members of Clan Farquharson UK and our affiliated Clan Farquharson Societies overseas (USA, Canada, Argentina, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand).
Using the hashtag, #clanbestdressed on Instagram, post a recent full-length photo of yourself (taken since 1st August 2020) in smart Highland Dress to compete for the title of Best-Dressed Clansperson. If you don't have an Instagram account, you can email your photo to .
Winners will be informed via Instagram and invited to email their name and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning photos may be shared publicly online and in The Lion's Face newsletter.
Two prizes to be won, courtesy of Scotlandshop.com:
tartan stole for Best-Dressed Clanswoman
tartan bow-tie and cummerbund for Best Dressed Clansman
Also winners will fill any remaining places in the Chief's Virtual Colour Party!
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SUPPORT THE BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES WITH IMAGE UPLOADS
ALL DAY THURSDAY 13th AUGUST
Ballater Highland Games may be cancelled for 2020, but there will still be a celebration. Here is a message from Scott Fraser, Vice Chairman of the Games, inviting you to post video clips and photos (on the Ballater Highland Games Facebook page) of you performing any Highland Games activity, from piping, dancing, heavy disciplines or even just having a picnic!
Please note that this activity is being managed by the Ballater Highland Games Committee directly.
CREATE YOUR OWN HIGHLAND GAMES AT HOME!
ALL DAY, ANY DAY!
VisitScotland have prepared a PDF for you to download as a practical guide to help you and your family create Mini Highland Games in the comfort of your own home (preferably outside if you're going to be throwing any heavy items around!). We will gladly receive any photos or video clips of your endeavours!
Photos © David Cowe
READY FOR THE CLAN FARQUHARSON MINECRAFT CHALLENGE?
POSTPONED TO 17 - 23 AUGUST (+ Prizes to Win!)
For the entertainment of the younger generation, we have prepared a special Minecraft Challenge where gamers can "rebuild" Braemar Castle, compete in an Archery competition, recreate the best bird's-eye view of any Clan Farquharson tartan or compete in a Hill Run! Designed primarily for under 18's, registration needs to be completed by a parent or legal guardian and we kindly ask that they monitor their child's participation for quality control purposes. Registration will not require the child's identity to be communicated. Please see our Minecraft Challenge page for more details.
THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND OPENING CEREMONY
WILL YOU WIN THE VIP INVITATIONS?
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is due to launch in Galashiels in April 2021 and Members of Clan Farquharson UK have the chance to win 2 VIP Invitations to the Opening Ceremony! The third of 4 questions is hidden under behind the animated panel (right) that features some Highland dancing. The other questions are hidden behind other similar panels on the Gathering pages. Submit 4 correct answers and your name will be automatically entered into the Prize Draw (drawn on 15th August).
Please see the Great Tapestry page for terms and conditions.
ENTER YOUR TEAM IN OUR VIRTUAL PUB QUIZ!
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. This event will take place by ZOOM and is open exclusively to members of Clan Farquharson UK and of our affiliated Clan Farquharson Societies overseas.
Deadline for Registrations: Midnight 10th August (BST)
MEET & GREET
Move through to the Virtual Lounge or Beer Garden to catch up with other Members and Guests.
BID TO BE SELECTED FOR THE CHIEF'S VIRTUAL COLOUR PARTY
Bidding opens Monday 10th AUGUST 2020 and closes Sunday 23rd August 5pm BST
Register your Name, create an Alias and submit a full length photo in Highland Dress along with your Donation pledge. The photos of the top 9 donors will be "Photoshopped" together as the Chief's 2020 Virtual Colour Party, the top donor receiving the honour to carry the Chief's Colours. All selected will receive a digital copy of the final image. Open exclusively to active Members of our affiliated Clan Farquharson societies.
All proceeds will go towards "Raising the Standard," the fundraising appeal for the restoration of Braemar Castle.