47th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games
November 7-9, 2008 in Salado, Texas

The Clan MacMillan Society of Texas hosted our clan tent at the 47th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games in Salado, Texas on November 8 and 9, 2008.

Mark McMillan and Gary McMillian drove up to Salado Friday afternoon and setup the clan tent. Saturday morning, Gary and Sherrell McMillian staffed the clan tent and welcomed visitors. They were joined by David and Anne McMullen during the day. Mark came later in the afternoon and closed up the tent at the end of the day. Mark and Gary staffed the tent on Sunday.

The clan tent included our Clan MacMillan banner, a Clan MacMillan flag provided by the Appalachian Branch, tables, chairs, 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 Gathering, photos of historical MacMillan sites in Scotland, and information about Clan MacMillan.

This year we had an "experienced" and sturdy tent that was able to withstand the strong winds in Salado. It was Clan MacMilan's turn to watch as another clan's tent succumbed to a stout gust of wind.

David and Anne McMullen marched in the parade of tartans on Saturday and carried the Clan MacMillan banner.

Mark McMillan and David McMullen wore their kilts and displayed their MacMillan tartans.

We had just over a half dozen visitors to our tent that signed our guest log. Hopefully, they enjoyed their visit and will join us in the future. The attendance at the games seemed down from the prior year, perhaps due to the new location or the high cost of gasoline.

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.