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Clan and Societies Information

It is all about the clans after all. Seriously, the Stone Mountain Highland Games would not exist if it were not for the Clans. We are fortunate to have over 100 Clan Associations and Scottish Societies participate in our annual "Gathering of the Clan." We hope you will join us this year and take a stroll along Clan Row renewing old friendships and making new ones.

Guest of Honor for 2019
Wilkins Fisk Urquhart
28th Chief of Urquhart

2019 Guest of Honor


Clan Urquhart

Wilkins Fisk Urquhart of Urquhart was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the eldest child and first son of the late 27th Chief Kenneth Trist Urquhart of Urquhart and his wife Mary Virginia. As a teen, living in the New Orleans' suburb of 'Old Jefferson', he began playing the 'phiob mhor', the Great Highland bagpipe, and became an enthusiastic Scottish Country dancer and still enjoys doing both.

The Chief is the holder of two academic degrees: Bachelor of Science in International Studies from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982) and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri (1987). In 2011, he retired as a colonel from the United States Air Force with 28+ years of active service. During his military career, Wil had stateside assignments in Alabama, Kansas, Illinois, Washington, D.C. and multiple assignments to Germany, where he became fluent in the language. Another foreign assignment was to the Republic of Korea where he began learning that language. During his military service, Wil graduated from the General & Admiral's Staff Officer course at the German Federal Armed Forces Academy, Hamburg (1999) and the US Air Force, Air University Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama (2001).

Since his military retirement Wil is employed in the private sector. He, his wife, Hanna, and her son Sam enjoy traveling, participating in outdoor activities, attending Clan Urquhart and family functions where they are joined by Wil's adult stepson, Nick.

In October, 2012, Wil inherited the Urquhart chiefship on the death of his father, Kenneth, the well loved 27th Chief.

'Ochanachar Mor, the 28th Chief of Clan Urquhart, is a member of the standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. He is also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of Scottish Armigers, and is president of the Clan Urquhart Association as well as a non-voting member of the Clan Urquhart Foundation.

His passions are spending time with his family, assisting others in developing their Christian faith, and promoting Clan Urquhart's global heritage and projects. His hobbies include hiking, coaching youth soccer, and improving his piping and foreign language skills. He and his family look forward to meeting Urquhart kinfolk at coming events.

The Urquhart's hereditary Scottish seat is Castle Craig, the old Urquhart stronghold on the Cromarty Firth, northeast of Inverness. He also holds the lands of Urchard overlooking Loch Meikle in Glen Urquhart.

Raising the Standard

Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie
Earl of Eglinton & Winton

2019 Guest of Honor


Clan Montgomery

Please join us on Saturday October 19th, at noon for this historic occurrence.

During the Opening Ceremonies The Right Honourable The Earl of Eglinton & Winton will raise his Standard, signifying his succession to the Chief of Clan Montgomery.

Following the untimely death of his Father last June, Lord Montgomerie succeeded to titles and arms, becoming the 19th Earl of Eglinton & the 7th Earl of Winton & the holder of the undifferenced arms of the Name of Montgomery, and therefore the new Clan Chief. He is styled The Earl of Eglinton & Winton, or Lord Eglinton.

During the Opening Ceremonies of the 47th annual Stone Mountain Highland Games, a Standard Raising ceremony will be held, where members of his Clan will pledge their loyalty to the new Chief.

The Earl's succession Warrant will be read out, and the new Chief's Standard will be raised.

This is a rare opportunity to witness the hand over to a new Chief, so please come and support Clan Montgomery.

Participating Clans & Societies

Qualified Clans and Scottish Associations interested in participating in our events are invited to apply by contacting our Director of Clan Activities by e-mail at Clan Info and Registration. Clan Sponsorship is separate from Individual Sponsorship but includes Sponsor credentials for two (2) clan representatives.

 

Clans information
For the 2019 Stone Mountain Highland Games

Invitations have been emailed to all registered Clans and Societies for participation in the 2019 Stone Mountain Highland Games. If you did not receive yours, please contact us and let us know. If you have never been to our games, and would like to be considered to attend, please review our requirements."

 

Clan organizations and Societies are added to the page as they register. Please check back often for updates.


Clans Attending

Societies Attending

Clan Ranald
GA Royal Order of Scots
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society- Atlanta
Scottish District Families Association
Scottish Heritage USA
Society of Willaim Wallace
St. Andrews Society of Atlanta
Society of Antiquaries of Scotlans (FSA SCOT)
The National Trust for Scotland

 

Clans

 

Our 2019 Corporate Sponsors

Tourism Ireland

 

Eagle Rock Distributing
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Atlanta Branch
Goodnessgrows

 

Georia Hardwoods
Second Chance Landscape
J. Martinez & Company

 

 

Amazon Smiles

 

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