Gather the clans:
With thoughts toward in-depth understanding of the uniqueness of the Scottish people and why pride should be bursting if you are a Scot, you can visit a clan tent at Caledonian Games and learn how historical events and facts have a bearing on how we live today! In an article in the Highlander Magazine, (Nov/Dec, 2010) called “Something to Talk About in Your Clan Booth”, author Gordon Inglis shows the great influence of Scottish historical documents on the message and wording used in the American Declaration of Independence. Further linking of Scot’s influence in America’s growth and development is to realize that 21 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent, 8 of the 13 Governors of the original colonies were Scottish and many of the generals of the Revolutionary War were of Scottish birth or ancestry.
Historical events and facts have a bearing on how we live today. It is possible to look back in the history of Scotland and compare it with the development of our American nation and the principals you live by today. Thence that view can take you to where you will be tomorrow.
Enjoy and relish in the Scottish influence on your life, how you think and what we enjoy in our country. The clans are here to talk with you and to impact your Scots pride.