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ROOTS '97 Clan Gathering, Dumfries
Between the 20th May and the 1st June 1997, a major gathering of the Clans and Families of the South of Scotland took place at the scenic and historic Crichton Royal Estate in Dumfries.
The Roots '97 weekend began with a reception, followed by a march through the town behind pipes and drums to the tented village where each Clan or Family had their own site.
A number of traditional crafts were on display, including a kiltmaker, a Lowland pipemaker and an heraldic leatherworker. The event was rounded off with an Ecumenical service in the beautiful Crichton Church.
A grant of £ 4,758 Pounds Sterling from Groundbase assisted with the marketing and staging of Roots '97, which was attended by over 2,000 people and created additional business for local traders and hoteliers.
Below are pictures of the Clan Wallace display and of the notable lairds and chieftains attending. To see larger images please click on the image or title. Use the back button of your browser to return to this page:-
|Clan Wallace display||Lairds and Chieftains|
From left to right, the lairds and chieftains are as follows :-
Henry Stewart Fotheringham (President of the Clan Stewart Society).
John G. Wilson of Kilwinnet.
Stuart Morris of Balgonie
Dr. R.V. Bruce of the Bruce Society.
The McKillen of McKillen, Chieftain of that Ilk.
Ramsay W.R. Hennay of Kirkdale, Chieftain of that Ilk.