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Sunday, 23 October 2011


Home again ...

Scottish clans regularly have gatherings and homecoming events.  For example, Skye had a special event this summer, and next year there's one for Clan Maclean in Mull:-

Thinking of homecoming, reminds us of the recent Homecoming Scotland in 2009.  Was it really two years ago?  Following on from Homecoming Scotland 2009, the  Scottish Government is building on this initiative with further celebrations.  2012 is the Year of Creative Scotland.  Watch this space.

Still thinking of homecomings, on this day, 23 October 1815, Highland song-collector Alexander Campbell arrived back in Edinburgh after his 3-month trip round the Hebrides.  Despite his Highland ancestry, Edinburgh was home.  He published his Albyn's Anthology collections  in 1816 and 1818. 

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