The Scottish Memorial Service for Sonia, Madam Hunter of Hunterston
will be held at her local church,
St. Columba's Episcopalian in Largs (KA30 8PR) at 11am on Friday June 21st 2013.
The service will include the church choir and be advertised locally and in the Scottish national press.
St. Columba's is located on the seafront past Nardinis on the left. There is a small car park, but also street parking outside.
This will be followed by the dedication and blessing of a permanent memorial plaque to both Neil and Sonia which will be unveiled in the walled garden at Hunterston Castle.
Everyone is invited to join a procession that will assemble by the car parking field between Hunterston House and Castle and walk from there to the walled garden where the Rev. Gordon Fyfe will bless the memorial plaque.
The Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Band and the Kilwinning Archers (of which Neil was a member) have kindly agreed to lead off the march which will return to Hunterston House afterward for refreshments.
All will then be welcomed into the House for a finger food buffet with tea and soft drinks that will be offered by a local caterer who has been used successfully for our Clan events.
Can everyone send me their favourite memories of Sonia for a memorial book.
Please RSVP as there is limited seating in the church (about 120).
I hope to see you all on the 21st June for this very special occasion.
Yours aye, Madam Pauline
Buenos Aires, Argentina
On Sunday 7th April Tartan Day was celebrated in Argentina which has over 100,000 people of Scottish origin.
Nice to see Connie our Clan Officer representing the Hunter Clan on this parade.
Seen here the presentation of the symbolic Key to the gate of Arbroath Abbey
Awarded by the President of the Argentine Scottish Society to our Clan Officer
A nice snap of Chris Hunter with family, Chris is our newest member. Coming over for a castle visit on his honeymoon this summer.
Our Clan Officer Argentina is Constanza and she can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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2014 Clan Gathering
2014 will be Scotland's second Year of the Homecoming. Following on from the success of 2009 at Edinburgh and hopefully lessons learned this will be centered around the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
As there will be an influx of more than the usual visitors in the country we have decided to bring forward our next Clan Gathering to coincide.
Unlike the last Homecoming in Edinburgh, apart from the Bannockburn weekend, there will not be a central focus but events spread throughout the country the whole year.
The Bannockburn highlight is being held over three days - Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th of June 2014.
As accomodation will be in short supply around the Bannockburn area we are toying with the idea of having our Gathering over the same weekend and running a return bus trip up to Bannockburn on the Sunday.
Madam Pauline has passed the information to the respective Clan Officers for their thoughts.
It is unfortunate it falls in June (school-wise) I suppose they could'nt factor that into the battle plans at that time.
We may also not manage to get any re-enactors as they are all being press-ganged into the big production at Bannockburn.
The delays in getting the information publicised is also a bit unfortunate but outside our control.
for those confused Gathering is a Clan Hunter event held normally every 3 years.
Homecoming promotes Scotland and is a national event held only once before.
More to follow as soon as received
Visits to Hunterston ~ members only
Hunterston estate is just under 1,000 acres and is still actively farmed with presently 1500 lambs in the field.
On the edge of a nuclear power station there are armed police patrols in the area who react to unusual behaviour.
The cottages adjoining the castle are commercially rented out to civilians to help maintain the estate, so please do not just go around knocking on doors.
One of the main aims of our Association is to preserve the castle for future generations and most of our funds go towards this.
Every Association member is welcome and encouraged to visit, any time, however as there are no Hunter's living at Hunterston we need advance notification to arrange a tour guide.
We would love to let the world see our castle but with the financial limitations we work under this is not presently possible.
book a tour.