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What's in the Round Table - Year 2008

 

 

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The Round Table 2006

The Round Table 2007

The Round Table 2009

 

 

2008 3rd Quarter

 

News From Great Britain:  

Lorraine and I met up with Ross Forrest, a great piper, in Inveraray this year.  Ross won the Clan MacArthur Society award for best 2008 piper under 18 years of age at the Inveraray Highland Games. The award will now be given each year and the winnerís name will be engraved on the Societyís silver cup. The winner will get a medal to keep. A big thank-you to Tom McArthur, retired New Zealand North Island Commissioner, for his endless hard work for the clan over the years. I welcome Donald McArthur as the new North Island Commissioner and wish him much success.

Aye Chief John

Hi to all Society members of our Clan. The nights are drawing in here in Scotland and it has been very wet. We had 6 inches of rain last month and the plants and flowers have been suffering from the lack of sunshine. I hope that none of the members have been affected by the recent storms in southern United States. We do seem to be going through changes in our world climate. Last month Lorraine and I met up with Ross Forrest, a great piper, in Inveraray.  Ross won the Clan MacArthur Society award for best piper under 18 years of age at the Inveraray Highland Games. The award will now be given each year and the winnerís name will be engraved on the Societyís silver cup. The winner will get a medal to keep. A big thank-you to Tom McArthur, retired New Zealand North Island Commissioner, for his endless hard work for the clan over the years. I welcome Donald McArthur as the new North Island Commissioner and wish him much success.

Aye Chief John

 

Cool Links

 

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1029681/ntune

_tv_grandfather_mountain_highland_games/

 

 

 

http://www.gmhg.org/index.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.albannachmusic.com/index.html

 

http://albannachmusic.com:8000/listen.pls

Castles and Estates Links

 

 

 

http://www.glamis-castle.co.uk/

 

 

The Ardkinglas Estate on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne dates from the late 14th century. In 1905 Sir Andrew Noble, chairman on the Vickers Armament Company, purchased the old manor house and estate.  He commissioned architect Sir Robert Lorimer to design and build a new summer sporting lodge. This Edwardian house, said to be the crown jewel of the architectís work, was built between 1906 and 1908.

 

 

Movie Links

 

 

http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/thewaterhorse/

 

 

 

http://www.mymovies.net/player/default1.asp?TRID=35|36&filmid=35&s=3&n=3

 
 

2008 2nd Quarter

 

News From Great Britain:  

Dear Clans folk,

The summer is now upon us and the weather in Scotland has been very dry with almost drought conditions. We, in the gardens at Castle Kennedy, have had to pump water from the Loch to the Walled Garden.  The bedding out of plants was finished last week to give the late summer display of colour in the garden.

  On Sunday June 8th we had our Clan Gathering at Lockerbie Manor Country Hotel, Lockerbie.  We had a nice lunch and a raffle with prizes to help with the funding of the 2009 Clan Gathering in Edinburgh. All had a good time and I finished the day by playing the bagpipes.

 Aye, John

 

The Future of Scots Gaelic- Interviews with Rev. Donald Michael MacInnes and videos

Rev MacInnes

Highland Cathedral

St. Columba Church of Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

http://www.highlandcathedral.org/           

Ardkinglas Estates,

Carindow, Argyll Scotland

http://www.ardkinglas.com/index.php

 

 

www.castlekennedygardens.co.uk/

Rutherglen Streaming Web Cam,

Glasgow Scotland

http://nairb1.camstreams.com/

 

 

2008 1st Quarter

 

 

News From Great Britain:  

Dear Clans Folk,

 

I hope this finds you all well and trust that you will have a great summer. The weather here is Scotland has been quite wet, but signs of spring are appearing. The Sweet Chestnut trees are budding, the rhododendrons are blossoming, and the daffodils are in full bloom. It appears that it spring will come early to Scotland this year.

 

I would like to thank you for your cards and best wishes to my mother during the time of her hip surgery. The operation was a success and she is improving daily.

 

Best wishes to all from Lorraine and myself here at Castle Kennedy Gardens.

 

Aye, John

 

Introduction of clanarthur.com piping page

We are thrilled to offer a new page devoted to MacArthur piping videos.

 

Go there following this link.

 

A link has been added on the home page.

 

Wrapping the Great Kilt:

Known as breacan an fheilidh or feile mor , the great kilt is easy and fun to wear. Find out how.

Thanks to these two for their contribution to the RT. Here are their links.

Linda Clifford - Scottish & Irish Merchant

www.lindaclifford.com

National Trust for Scotland

http://www.nts.org.uk/Home/