Tag: Glasgow Celtic Society

Final years of the Glasgow Celtic Society’s Grand National Gathering

Final years of the Glasgow Celtic Society’s Grand National Gathering

PART THREE • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1860 the Glasgow Celtic Society announced that: “The directors having resolved on suspending for a season their Annual Games have arranged an Excursion Trip per the ‘Craignish Castle’ to Arrochar on Thursday 5th July at 8.30am returning from thence at 6pm. At […]

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 first gathering of Glasgow Celtic Society in 1857

The first gathering of Glasgow Celtic Society in 1857

PART ONE • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Glasgow Celtic Society was constituted on 5th February 1857 with a membership of 527. The objects were the preservation of the language, literature, music, poetry, antiquities, and athletic games of the Highlanders of Scotland, the encouragement of the more general use of […]