46th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games
November 9-11, 2007 in Salado, Texas

The Clan MacMillan Society of Texas hosted our first clan tent at the 46th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games in Salado, Texas on November 10 and 11, 2007.

On Saturday Jane McMillin, Leroy and Judy McMillin, and David, John and Anne McMullen helped Mark and Judy McMillan staff the clan tent while Gary McMillian participated in the athletic events. We had a brand new tent, a Clan MacMillan banner, a Clan MacMillan flag provided by the Appalachian Branch, tables, chairs, ice chests with drinks, and Clan MacMillan materials for our guests to peruse. The materials included Graeme's book, Chief George's book of poems, and notebooks prepared by Sherrell McMillian with photos from our June Gathering, photos of historical MacMillan sites in Scotland, and information about Clan MacMillan.

The strong winds blowing across the Texas prairie were too much for the flimsy tent that we had purchased and the tent collapsed midday even with Mark's and Leroy's best efforts to contain the damage and keep the structure upright. Undaunted, we returned the broken tent to the store Saturday night and were back in business Sunday morning with a replacement tent. The replacement tent was smaller but more substantial, and was able to withstand the strong winds (although we were all watching the tent on Sunday with some apprehension as the wind continued to blow!).

Some of our members marched in the parade of tartans on Saturday and presented the Clan MacMillan flag and colors. Mark McMillan and David McMullen wore their kilts.

We had about a dozen visitors to our tent(s) that signed our guest log. Hopefully, they enjoyed their visit and will join us in the future.

The results from the athletic events at the Salado Highland Games are posted at NASGA . Just click on the database link and select the event.