July 25 thru 26, 2009 - The Gathering 2009
"The Gathering 2009" is supported by the Standing
Council of Scottish Chiefs, and it is hoped that all clan associations will
attend. The Gathering 2009 will take the form of an international clan
gathering and the largest highland games ever held in Scotland, and will be one
of the key events of Homecoming Scotland.
The Gathering 2009 Ltd has opened offices in Edinburgh, and
is in the early stages of planning and designing the event. For more
details please visit http://www.thegathering2009.com
This would be a grand occasion for Lindsays/Lindseys/Lindesays from around the world to get together and I hope to see you there.
April 6th - Tartan Day
The Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 1320. Above the seals of eight earls and forty-five barons, it asked for the Pope's dispassionate intervention in the bloody quarrel between the Scots and the English.
Sir David Lindsay of Crawford was one of the signers of the Declaration of Arbroath. According to historical family records, this David Lindsay flourished in the years 1314 to 1355. Sir David Lindsay of Crawford married the heiress, Mary Abernethy.
The author of the document is unknown, though it is assumed to have been composed by Bernard de Linton, Abbot of Arbroath and Chancellor of Scotland.
The American Declaration of Independence was modeled after this inspirational document.
On December 19, 1991, in response to action initiated by the Clans & Scottish Societies of Canada, the Ontario Legislature passed a resolution proclaiming April 6th as Tartan
For a narrative and translation of the Letter from Arbroath visit the web site at http://www.electricscotland.com/history/darbroath.htm
The original Latin version and English translation of the Declaration of Arbroath is found at http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/uk/arbroath.html
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