Clan Gathering

International Scottish Clan Gathering
The world comes to Dunoon
Host Clan Lamont


Three-day event programme

Friday 29th July:

10 am : registration in foyer of Queens Hall Dunoon

10.30 am : Clan Lamont tour to Kilfinan and the Lamont vault, lunch in village hall.   Onwards to Inveryne where Lamont’s first landed in Scotland, then to Ascog castle ruins for Picnic.  Then to Clan Maclachlan’s strong holds

Tour and walk to the Clan McEwan cairn for the McEwans                                              .

6 pm  : annual general meeting for clan Lamont.

Evening 9-12pm : Concert CLANADONIA. a world class  Drums & Pipes band, backed by Turasan all girls young band playing,  For young and old, an evening never to forget!

Saturday 30th July :

10 am :  All clans to meet at Burgh hall for parade to Lamont memorial for a short wreath laying ceremony then onwards to the Castle gardens for 12am opening ceremony and the Official Launch of the digitised Lamont history at the Castle Museum: old letters: photographs: notes and letters to Hector McKechnie from Scottish diaspora,  letters to Sir Norman Lamont.

12am-4pm :  Argyll Gardens

12.30 pm : Theatrical play about the clan system at Dunoon castle by the Walking Theatre Company. .

Clan Village activities:  Whisky tasting, interclan tug-o-war, highland dancing, craft stalls, archery, fencing, pipe bands, story telling tent, waulking the tweed, Gaelic speaking tent, Bar-B-Q,  children’s activities

7pm – 12pm :  Queens Hall Dunoon

Formal clans dinner followed by a grand ceilidh and Scottish entertainment for clan members and invited guests.

Dress code : Gentlemen evening suit or highland dress and  Ladies evening dress with own clan tartan sash

Sunday 31st July

10.30am : Short church service and Kirking of the tartan in Kilmun church followed by a light lunch of soup and sandwiches.

12noon : Tour of historic Kilmun and the Campbell mausoleum and hear the stories of Clan Campbell  and Clan Lamont

3 pm  trip to Toward castle then onwards  to the Lamont headquarters for  farewells and cocktails


Tickets for the 3 day events for the clans members £80pp and children £25pp. Children under 5 free. Tickets for non clans folk Friday ceilidh £15

To participate, please let the secretary, Mary Lamb, know by using this form.  .

    Saturday activities are free to the public.

    Friday and Sunday tours the public can purchase tickets. £20 for each day

    Friday night Clanadonia Concert price £15

    You can pay your Clan Gathering dues via

    Clan Lamont Society payment for gathering
    Other Amount:

    Clanadonia Celtic Band

    Clanadonia are a Drum & Pipe band with a difference. Their music, passion, culture, history, people and ancestral bloodlines are all bonded within the powerfull and authentic tribal sound of their pure bred Scottish music.

    Clanadonia have been entertaining audiences from around the world for many years covering a huge variety of venues – spanning the open streets of Glasgow to the large stages of international music festivals.

    This will be their first performance in Cowal guaranteeing a Pictish night to remember!

    To get you in the mood for this exciting and powerfull performance the stage will be set by Turus, an energetic and lively, celtic, girl dance band.

    For young and old, an evening never to forget!

    Price per person £15  Book early to avoid disappointment via he Eventbride link provided.

    Refunds up to 7 days before event however the Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable

    If you have any questions or want to participate, please use below form and we will come back to you as soon as possible

      You can pay your Clan Gathering dues via

      Clan Lamont Society payment for gathering
      Other Amount: