Highland Chieftain’s great Gathering
Dear Editor Last Sunday I had the honour and privilege of being the Chieftain of Crieff Highland Gathering.
Through the courtesy of your columns, I should like to thank most sincerely Chairman Ian Stewart and all the Directors of the Gathering for their very kind invitation.
At no time did I ever envisage having this honour bestowed upon me.
It was with a sense of pride that I walked down through the town behind my old school pipe band and I thank the band members of Morrison’s Academy for giving up the last day of their summer holiday to play in my honour. I should also like to thank the members of Crieff High School Pipe Band, who also gave of their time to join in the mass bands at the end of the Games and play the Salute to the Chieftain. It was greatly appreciated.
From the time it was announced that I was to be the Chieftain, I have received nothing but positive feedback, support and encouragement from the people of Crieff and I thank them very much for that.
The feeling of warmth emanating from the crowd as I walked through the town behind the pipe band was tangible and it is at times like these that you are reminded that we are very lucky to live in such a wonderful town full of wonderful people.
Thank you Crieff, I am proud to be one of you.
Sunday was a very special day for my family and myself, full of wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Jim McGregor