Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

The Friends of the Clan MacLaren wish all our members, families, friends, acquaintances, relatives, fans, sponsors, athletes, musicians, friendly societies, interested persons and all other nice and friendly people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Merry Christmas

Christmas Carol

‚Twas a cauld, cauld nicht i‘ the back o‘ the year;
The snaw lay deep, and the starns shone clear;
And Mary kent that her time was near,
As she cam to Bethlehem.
When Joseph saw the toon sae thrang,
Quo‘ he: ‚I houp I be na wrang,
But I’m thinkin‘ we’ll find a place ere lang;‘
But there wasna nae room for them.

She quo‘, quo‘ she: ‚O Joseph loon,
Rale tired am I, and wad fain lie doon.
Is there no a bed in the hail o‘ the toon?
For farrer I canna gae.‘
At the ale-hoose door she keekit ben,
But there was sic a steer o‘ fremmyt men,
She thocht till hirsel‘: ‚I dinna ken
What me and my man can dae.‘

And syne she spak: ‚We’ll hae to lie
I‘ the byre this nicht amang the kye
And the cattle beas‘, for a body maun try
To thole what needs maun be,‘
And there amang the strae and the corn,
While the owsen mooed, her bairnie was born.
O, wasna that a maist joyous morn
For sinners like you and me?

For the bairn that was born that nicht i‘ the sta‘
Cam doon frae Heaven to tak awa‘
Oor fecklessness, and bring us a‘
Safe hame in the hender-en‘.
Lord, at this Yule-tide send us licht,
Hae mercy on us and herd us richt.
For the sake o‘ the bairnie born that nicht,
O, mak us better men!

(Poem in Scots by Alexander Gray)



Spenden und Gaben zur Weihnachtszeit

At the end of November we visited the hospice Emmaus in Gevelsberg to give a donation in the name of the Friends of Clan MacLaren. Thank’s a lot to Pastor Farmer who showed us the whole hospice and told us some of the activities there. Our greatest respect to this people! Sure – we see you again!.


In early December we had some „chocolate guy“ from our Christmas party and had to be well accommodated. Therefore, we have passed this in the name of Friends of ClanMacLaren to Ms. Orth (device manager Diakonia / homeless agency Schwelm). Ms. Orth will spend the Santas in Schwelm in the „Tafelladen“ to children. So we can hopefully thereby prepare a joy.