Apart from the Torchlight Procession and the main Gathering at Guisachan House all the Club events will be held at Cannich Shinty Field in the sleepy village of Cannich which is located 26 miles from Inverness or 12 miles from Drumnadrochit on the west side of Loch Ness.
A further 4 miles west of Cannich is the village of Tomich where the 2006 Gathering took place.
On arrival at the House there will be a surprise welcome and a chance to obtain some one-off photos during dusk. If you are in the area on this evening don’t miss it!.
The single track road has been repaired recently but wearing strong appropriate footwear is advisable. Bring your own torch, etc however large or small if you can.
Highland Dancing Displays with Piper and an Auction will follow the Dinner. You will have the opportunity to take to the dance floor before the evening finishes at midnight.
STARTER. Traditional Scotch Broth flavoured with Lamb & Parsley
Summer Vegetable Soup topped with Spring Onion
Crusty Roll & Butter.
HOT MAIN. Casserole of Speyside Venison shoulder flavoured with redcurrant, rosemary & chianti.
Breast of Chicken filled with World famous Cockburns Haggis wrapped in streaky bacon & Whisky sauce.
COLD Poached Salmon served with fresh Asparagus Cucumber & Basil
Honey Glazed Gammon with Pineapple & Raisin chutney
Coronation Chicken Breast topped with Toasted Coconut
Marinated Rainbow Trout & Sherry Cured Herring
Selection of Salads as follows:
Beef tomato and mozzarella dressed with basil vinaigrette
Assorted continental salad leaves favoured with rocket and red chard
DESSERTS Traditional raspberry & Glayva Cranachan flavoured with heather Honey.
Hardmuir strawberry Pavlova with fruits of the forest puree.
Dark chocolate & Grand Mariner truffle gateaux.
Tropical fruit salad flavoured with ginger & lime
Cafitiere Coffee or Tea & Scottish Tablet
Bring your own picnic supplies and chairs for the afternoon. This will be a fun afternoon as it was at the 2006 Gathering – go to the GRCS website and click on previous events.
There will be haggis hurling, kilt racing, tug-o-war, scurry competition and the Grand Old Duke
Of York (to count the number of Goldens present). It is hoped to beat the 188 Goldens caught
in one exposure at the 2006 Gathering. Don’t miss out on being in the photograph which will be
admired for years to come.
It is important to note that on this occasion vehicles will NOT be allowed to park at the old house or surrounding areas.
This decision is outwith the control of the G.R.C.S.
Those attending the Gathering will have to park in the Kennels Field and thereafter walk with their dogs the slightly less than 1 mile to Guisachan House. For those who have difficulty in walking, GRCS will provide a 31 seater bus which will operate a shuttle service from the Kennels Field between 12.30pm and 2.00pm and return between 4.00pm and 5.30pm.
Appropriate strong footwear should be worn. A limited number of volunteers will endeavour to assist where possible.
Please remember the venue is in the Highlands of Scotland where there are no motorways and
approach roads are narrow with passing places, so please be prepared to rough it a bit.
Unwind after the afternoons activities at the Gathering by attending the Social – Educational – Question Time Evening from 7.30 onwards in the Hall at Cannich Shinty Field.
This will be another opportunity to meet up and perhaps make new friends with similar minded people.
Tickets priced at £9.00 for Evening Buffet contact Doreenmcgugan@aol.com
Roast leg of Lamb hotpot topped with savoury potatoes.
Traditional beef lasagne
Char Roasted vegetable lasagne
Served with Crusty Bread
Selection of Salads
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WINE
Ruth Scholz ( Golden Sunlights) from Germany will judge the Males whilst Sandra Patterson (Buffalo) from Australia will judge the Bitches.
This will be the first time judging CC’s in the UK for both of these Judges.
The Giant Marquee will provide covered accommodation should the weather be wet.
Hopefully the ground conditions will be good and all cars will be allowed to park on the Shinty Field.
However no vans, trucks, campervans or caravans of any description will be allowed to enter and park on the Field irrespective of the weather..
Those other vehicles will have to park on the limited hard standing outside the Field or alternatively on the main road.
Various activities will take place during the lunch break.
Why not consider running a small event in your area to raise funds for the Gathering. Every little helps and it could be lots of fun for those taking part.
Donations large or small towards the cost of running the Gathering will be very welcome and acknowledgements will be published in the Show Catalogue should the donor have no objection to this.
Cheques made payable to G.R.C.S. should be sent to the Treasurer, Mr. J. McGugan, Glenside Lodge, By Culzean, Ayrshire KA19 8JJ.BE THERE! - BE PART OF THE GATHERING!