Clan Ross Gathering 2014

Tain & District Museum and Clan Ross Centre is delighted to announce a gathering of the Clan Ross is to be held in August 2014.

Chief David Ross of Ross and Balnagowan leads the clan through Tain.

Photograph courtesy of Anita Nykanen.


Tuesday 12th August. Reception:  7pm for 7.30pm. A chance to register and meet the volunteers and members of Tain's community. Alasdair Mearns will give a talk and music will feature throughout the evening. Tea and biscuits will be served.

Wednesday 13th August. Clan Ross Gathering: 10am for 10.30am start.

Address by Chief David Ross of Ross and Balnagowan.

Talk by Dr Andrew Ross - Donald Ross: critic of the Highland Clearances, hero of the poor.

The mysteries of the Bagpipe explained by Alasdair Mearns.

A leisurely lunch and an opportunity to blether and get to know fellow Rosses approximately 1 – 2pm. Menu: Stovies/ Veggie option stovies followed by Liz’s Raspberry Crannachan.

 An energetic afternoon under the instruction of Maureen Ritchie as she guides us through the intricacies of  the various dances for the ceilidh. Finish at 3.30pm to return at 7.30pm for our evening concert “Ross Music” celebrating the best of music in Ross-shire.

Wednesday 13th August at 7.30pm in the Duthac Centre,  Ross Music with Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail, Duncan MacGillivray, Dagger Gordon and Fiona J MacKenzie.

Thursday 14th August. Assemble at Duthac Centre 10.30 am for parade through High Street at 11am.

It is a further 10 - 15 minute walk out to the Games field after the parade disbands. Please arrange your own transport to the Games field. Once out there we will be joining the chieftains’ parades so assemble on the field for 11.45am. To find out more at Tain Highland Gathering.

Make sure to visit the Clan Ross tent throughout the day

Thursday 14th August Ceildih 7.30pm: An evening of music and dancing with John Gordon and, specially formed for the evening, the “Clan Ross Ceilidh Band”. Light refreshments will be provided along with non-alcoholic cocktails.


The Clan Ross Gathering Pass costs £50 (free to children under 16 accompanied by an adult). This will include an invitation to reception, lunch on Wednesday along with concert, games and ceilidh tickets.

A day ticket for Wednesday costs £30 and includes the evening concert.

Order your tickets from the Museum Shop

If you have any questions contact Morag on

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