Clan Elliot honoured at Edinburgh Tattoo

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THE Clan Elliot Gathering enjoyed a packed few days of activities ranging from a trip to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to a Sunday morning church service.

The event was hosted by Clan Chief Margaret Eliott of Redheugh, Newcastleton, and was attended by members from all over the world.

They took part in the tattoo on the first night and this was followed by a gig with Scocha in a marquee on the Holm show field when about 350 people got a taste of Borders folk 'n' roll.

The main gathering day was held at Redheugh where members enjoyed demonstrations, a barbecue and the firing of a cannon.

On Saturday members visited Hermitage Castle and Liddesdale Heritage Centre and were invited to spend some time at the Holm Show.

Kirkandrews-on-Esk church was the venue for An Evening of Debatable Crack with Ian Landles of Hawick and Billy Young of Langholm.

There was also an exhibition Clans and Kilts at the Kirk focusing on the clans who fought in the Debateable Lands.

On Sunday a coach took them to a service in Bedrule church followed by lunch at Dryburgh Abbey. There was later a guided tour of Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

Margaret said: "I think there were about 100 of us marching with our banners at the Edinburgh Tattoo and they came from all over the world.

"Alasdair Hutton, who does the commentary, gave a talk on Liddesdale, the Elliots and the Reivers."

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 3:37PM
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