-The 2017 Clan MacNab Homecoming-
It’s been said that “no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow” (Lin Yutang) . I personally find this to be true, but followed by a period of time when we sit back and reminisce our time away, and the new friends we were lucky enough to have met.
To those of you who were able to Join us in the 2017 Clan Macnab Homecoming, I hope that your time was as memorable as ours, and that your travels brought you home safely.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, we’ll do it again soon enough.
There are many people who made this event possible that I would like to take a moment to recognize. They are listed below but in no particular order:
Mr. Mons Bolin- Owner of Finlarig Castle who was kind enough to provide tours along with an historic overview of this beautiful castle property.
Mr. Alex Stewart- His historic expertise of the Killin area was more than evident as he led our guests on walking tours of Inchbuie.
Mr. Charlie Grant- and all the volunteers and staff at The Killin Highland Games. Well done!
Mr. Chris Meadows- and his staff at the Killin Hotel. The dinner and hospitality was fantastic!
Ms. Tara Cunningham- and her band who tried their hardest to get me to dance at the Ceilidh.
Ms. Rebecca McNabb- Clan Macnab Society of N.A, Treasurer who spent many hours and worked quite hard throughout the planning and execution of the event.
Members of the Masonic Lodge Breadalbane-St Fillians- for their kind invitation to visit their lodge, and warm hospitality to all our guests while there.
Mr. Jamie Macnab of Macnab and his family for supporting our homecoming, and for being instrumental in our involvement in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Event Scotland- Who’s cash grant helped to make this all possible and to keep our costs manageable.
Last, but not least, to all the residents of Killin, you should know that you’ve made the Macnabs feel welcome during our visit to your beautiful town. Those of us who participated in the parade were genuinely touched by how many people were there to greet us and cheer us on as we made our trek to the games. Killin is one of those special places in Scotland that is off the beaten track, a little hidden, drenched in history, incredibly scenic and inhabited by some of the friendliest people you could meet.
Thanks to all of you who made this special event a success.
CMSNA Board Member