From 2th to 5th May, a delegation from the Friends of ClanMacLaren visited the „16th Highland Gathering and International Pipe Band Championship 2014“ in Peine. We spent three wonderful days with our friends from the clans MacLeod, McEl, MacKenzie, MacFarlane and MacGregor, the Highland Clan Coesfeld and the men from the Bull Skull MC Peine N. S.
It was a really successful event, which began with a delegation in the BrauManufaktur Härke GmbH on Friday. Saturday we had many conversations and interested visitors on our Clan Tent in the Clan Village.
We were particularly pleased the visit of Mary Wichmann, born MacLaren, in our clan tent. But many other visitors were very interested on the family and asked for the story, history and the presence of the Clan MacLaren. In the evening the clans followed the invitation of the Clan MacLeod into the Bull Skull MC Peine N. S. clubhouse. Here we were treated very warmly and royally! A great atmosphere, lots of new friends and great conversations require a big thank you to the Clan MacLeod and the MC! Excellent party, guys!
On Sunday visited again thousands of visitors the city park of Peine, although it was a bit cloudy and fresh. For the first time the Friends of Clan MacLaren organized a clan-village-internal „Tug of War“, in which the ladies of the Clan MacLeod, MacFarlane and MacGregor could take home the trophy for 1st place. A men’s mix of the clans MacLeod, MacLaren, MacGregor, McEl and the guys from the MC Bull Skull Peine N.S. participated in the official Tug o`war part and won against the 2nd national champions the 2nd place. That was great and we are proud of our guys!
Thanks to the organizers. It was a really successful event with many stalls, pipers, dance groups and athletes.
We are already looking forward to next year and will definitely come back!