Chief Donald to be Chief of the Glasgow Games
May 31 - June 2, 2013
By Fran Lawson, Secretary
We are very pleased to announce that our Chief, Donald MacLaren of MacLaren, has accepted an invitation from the Glasgow Highland Games and will be the Chief of the 2013 Games. The games will be held May 31 to June 2, 2013, at Barren River Lake State Resort Park at Lucas, 12 miles south of Glasgow, Kentucky. This will be the twenty-eighth anniversary of this event and will mark the first time that our Chief has been honored there. The CMSNA has maintained a presence at Glasgow Highland Games since shortly after their inception in 1986. Chuck Lawson is currently the convener for this games with assistance from either or both, Steve and Debbie Lowry and Chrissie Moore and Red Kirby. They will all be there this year and welcome any and all MacLarens. We will have lunch available at the tent on both Saturday and Sunday for all MacLaren attendees.
The Glasgow Games hosted the International Games in 2001 with 10 Clan chiefs and The Lord Provost Lord-Lieutenant Alex Mosson O.St.J. – City of Glasgow, Scotland; Bishop John Taylor, Retired Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway; and James H. Halley, HM Consul from Chicago in honored attendance. Chuck and I had the pleasure of attending that year and Glasgow did an amazing job. They have two fields with vendors and activities on each, and foot traffic between the two is heavy both days. The kick-off event is Lunch with the Chief on Friday at noon. Friday also includes a Celtic Fest on the square in downtown Glasgow in the afternoon, a call of clans in the evening, and a ceilidh at a beautifully renovated theater at 7 p.m. The Games includes a full slate of athletic events, both amateur and professional.
The Parade of Tartans will occur on Sunday, June 2. In honor of Chief Donald, we would like to have a great turnout for the parade with all participants wearing tartan. Go to www.glasgowhighlandgames.com for further information. Lodging can be a challenge at this Games, so pay particular attention to the accommodations information on the website. Creag an Tuirc,