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The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 17

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 17

1933-1934 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1933 the usual advertisements appeared in the usual newspapers during August ahead of the Gathering on September 13 and 14. Accommodation at hotels and boarding houses was taxed to the utmost. The Duke of Argyll, chieftain of the gathering, was¬†not present this year. The […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 16

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 16

1931-1932 By Jeannie Campbell In 1931 the games and balls of the¬†Argyllshire Gathering were held on September 9 and 10. As usual, the Gaelic concert was held on the evening prior to the Gathering (Tuesday 8). Oban had been enjoying a month of glorious weather and this continued during the […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 15

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 15

1928-1930 By Jeannie Campbell MBE The 1928 Gathering took place over September 12 and 13 amid good weather. There was a clash of dates with Aboyne and Braemar but this did not affect the attendance, which was a record attendance with over 12,000 spectators. Among them was the Duke of […]