Pre-Launch offers: Special offers for the paperback version of 'The Gathering'
I am pleased to announce that ‘The Gathering’, the sequel to ‘Clan’, is due to be launched officially on 30 June 2013 and will be deliverable in paperback thereafter. It will also be available soon in all ebook formats from both Amazon (Kindle) and Smashwords as well as other major online stores, so keep watching if you are a 'digital reader'.
'The Gathering' will have a resale price in paperback of £8.99 – ebook versions at $5.99 or other currency equivalents.
There are some special offers in conjunction with Red Cap Books for anyone who wishes to pre-order their copy now, to ensure they are first in line for delivery from 30 June onwards.
There are four special deals available immediately:
1. ‘The Gathering’: Pre-order the paperback now and pay just £6.99 plus postage.
2. ‘Clan’: Order ‘Clan’ on its own, and you can buy it at a special price of £3.99 plus postage.
3. ‘Clan’ & ‘The Gathering’ Bundle: For anyone who would like to order ‘Clan’ and ‘The Gathering’ at the same time, they will get both books for a total of £9.98 ('Clan' delivered immediately - 'The Gathering' from 30th June 2013) plus postage.
4. 'First Edition 'Clan'. Red Cap Books also have a limited stock of first edition copies of ‘Clan’ signed by the author and dated the original publication date of the 1st December 2008, priced at £12.00 per copy plus postage.
All of these special offers are available by clicking here. Then click on the appropriate link for your bundle choice and delivery region. Postage & Packing will be added accordingly.
Click on the Newsletters menu item above to go to the Newsletters page and read the Autumn 2013 issue of the society's newsletter.
This issue includes information about the Clan Gathering in Scotland in September this year. There will be a good contingent of Australians attending.
The 2013 Elliot Clan Gathering will be held on 30 August to 1 September at Redheugh and Newcastleton.
The program and ticket application form are now available. Click here to download the PDF file.
The program includes:
- 30 August - Clan Room and House open, with lunch and gathering at Redheugh, followed by a Ceilidh at the Newcastleton Village Hall.
- 31 August - History of Newscastleton walk in the morning, with the Holm Show in the afternoon.
- 1 September - Coach trip to Flodden Field.
- There have been about 250 people at past gatherings.
- Children of any age are welcome.
- Photographs are permitted at Hermitage Castle and also in the Clan room.
If you have any questions about the Gathering, please use the Contact Us page on this website to send them to us. You will also find information on the UK Elliot Clan Society website.
(Click here for more information about the Battle of Flodden). The tour will take place 8 days before the 500th anniversary of the battle, which was fought on 9 September 1513. In 1756, Jean Elliot framed the tune and words for Flowers of the Forest as a lament for the deaths of James IV, many of his nobles, and over 10,000 men - the "Flowers of the Forest" in the title - at the Battle of Flodden in northern England in 1513.
Back in July 2009, we had the Elliot Gathering at Redheugh, the Chief's estate just out of Newcastleton. This was followed a few days later by The Gathering 2009, a gathering of all the Clans, around 120 of them, in Edinburgh for the first time for well over a century. You can read about these events in the extracts from the electronic copy of our summer newsletter 2009 on this website. Subsequent newsletters are also archived on this site, and if you are a new member, or just interested, you will find some interesting information about the Clan and its history in them.
The next Gathering of the Elliot Clan at Redheugh will be in 2013, and I recommend to you in the strongest terms that you consider saving your holidays up so you can attend that event. I and others who attended the 2009 gathering are still talking about it and committed to going again, and again. From the interest shown thus far, it looks like we will have a fairly big contingent for the 2013 Gathering and may be able to benefit from bulk bookings.
The official Elliot Clan Society website is a virtual gathering place for all Elliots, Elliotts, Eliotts, Eliots and anyone else who is interested in the Clan's history. The society has several international branches and members can be found all over the world.
This is the website of the Australian branch of the Elliot Clan Society.
Boldly and Rightly
Chief Margaret Eliott
Margaret of Redheugh
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- Berry Celtic Festival
25 May 2013
- Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
31 May 2013 - 02 June 2013
- National Celtic Festival - Portarlington, Victoria
07 June 2013 - 10 June 2013
- Kilmore Celtic Festival
28 June 2013 - 30 June 2013
- Aberdeen Highland Games
06 July 2013
- Beechworth Highland Games
18 August 2013
- Elliot Clan Gathering in Scotland
30 August 2013 - 01 September 2013
- Braemar Gathering
07 September 2013
- St Andrews Day
30 November 2013
Book for Sale
The society has copies of the book "Clan", by David P. Elliot for sale for $18. If you would like to order it, please send us an email.
The story draws heavily on the Clan system in Scotland in a very turbulent period in The Borders. It includes both contemporary and historical information which will interest those who enjoy supernatural or historical or thriller genres.
David Elliot is 57, frustrated, out of work and has three failed marriages behind him. In 2007 he goes to the Borders of Scotland hoping that his ancestry will help him find some validation of his life. Accompanied by his daughter, son-in-law and his grandson Thomas, he finds that his bloodline leads his family into terrifying danger. 700 years of history threaten those he holds dearest, as myth and reality of “The Bloodiest Valley in Britain” combine.
The corruption of the rich and powerful meets legend as Good and Evil clash over the ancient Throne of Scotland and power in the modern world. William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Border Reivers, creatures of supernatural horror and past heroes of the Elliot Clan are all involved, as the evil Lord William de Soulis actions his plan to assume power over an unsuspecting world.
All that stands against him is a family fighting desperately to protect a child. Their only weapon is their love of family… the power of their Clan.