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Grand National Gatherings of the Glasgow Celtic Society 1858-59

Grand National Gatherings of the Glasgow Celtic Society 1858-59

PART TWO • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The second Grand National Gathering was advertised for Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th August 1858, with prize money and medals to a larger amount than ever offered to be competed for in Scotland. Gentlemen and youths connected with the Highlands and members […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 2

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 2

By Jeannie Campbell MBE The Argyllshire Gathering of 1873 was not the first games to be held in Oban that year. The Lorn Ossianic Society had been formed in the previous year, its object being “the furtherance of Celtic Sports” and it held its first highland games on September 3, […]