- Kirkwall Symposium:
Did Prince Henry sail to the new world in 1398?
the announcement on Orknet.
- NH Symposium:
Prince Henry Sinclair, his family, his
Templar connections, his voyage, his home, etc.
- Sauniere Symposium
at the Templar Lodge Hotel, Gullane, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
600th Celebration Events
For numerous events related to the 600th anniversary celebrations of
Prince Henry Sinclair's
voyage to North America,
the event schedule
600th Celebration News.
Sinclairs go to various Highland Games, and we happen to have pictures of
Maybe we can get some reports from attendees, as well.
For example, here are Mel Sinclair's
pictures of the 1999 Stone Mountain, Georgia, Highland Games.
The Salado, Texas, Highland Games of November 1996, with
Clan Sinclair represented by David Sinclair Bouschor,
Former Clan President of
Clan Sinclair Association Inc. (U.S.A.),
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
in North Carolina of July 1995,
one of the largest Highland Games in the world,
Anything will do.
Tartan is popular.
Paul Sinclair has good images of the Sinclair
See also the
The House of Tartan
have good images of Sinclair tartans, and also explain
things such as on which shoulder a woman should wear the tartan.
And for searching for all known tartans, see
Try Tartan Search for Gudbrandsdalen to see two Norwegian tartans
derived from the Sinclair tartan after the battle of
Kringellen in Norway (found by Iain Laird).
The 123rd Sacramento Valley Scottish
Games and Gathering was held in Woodland, California.
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 12:41:20 EDT
Saturday and Sunday, April 24 & 25, The 123rd Sacramento Valley Scottish
Games and Gathering was held in Woodland, California. The days were beautiful
and the crowds were huge. Clan Sinclair was prominent in the Glen of the
Clans with a double tent setup. The front of the tent was filled with
displays and information and the back tent was a beehive of activity with all
of the Sinclairs talking, planning for 2000 and generally getting reaquainted
after the winter months.
Gary Parsons was kind enough to bring his casting, the Angel and the
from the Rosslyn Chapel
for display. Gary's daughter
Melissa, who dances in the Sinclair blue and white tartan, took three third
places in the Premier level of Highland Dance competition.
One of the visitors to the tent was Kerry Gay, his brother Dino stopped
later. Kerry and Dino are descendents of Captain Thomas Gay who sailed the
barque, the Bessie, from Pigeon Bay in New Zealand to Tahiti, to Vancouver
Island, to Hawaii. The Bessie arrived in Honolulu in 1863. There the
Sinclairs purchased Niihau Island
from King Kamehameha. Captain Thomas Gay
was married to Jean Sinclair, Daughter of Captain Frances Sinclair and wife
Eliza McHutchison. Kerry is trying to contact his cousins from the Sinclairs
that are scattered around the world.
The Games were well attended. In the athletic competition, 3 world records
were set. Entertainment was provided by Seamus Kennedy, Men of Worth, Clan na
Gael, Golden Bough and Tempest. Nine pipe bands provided the correct sounds
for a Scottish gathering.
People that assisted at the tent were: Commissioner Ray and Jeanne Lower,
Commissioner Donald and Mary F. Sinclair, Vice President West Jerry Sinclair,
Mollie Sinclair. George Sinclair, and Commissioner Gary and Mary H. Sinclair.
Gary D. Sinclair.
17-19 Sept 1999, Lincoln, New Hampshire, Loon Mountain Highland Games
Clan Sinclair was the Honored Clan at the 1998
New Hampshire Highland Games.
Last year these games saw
numerous Sinclair events, particularly related to
Prince Henry Sinclair.
29 August 1999, John O' Groats, Caithness,
Scotland, Caithness Highland Games
Gary D. Sinclair,
Clan Sinclair U.S.A.
Commissioner Northern California, recommends these games,
and notes that they are arguably the largest Highland Games in the world.
May 2000, Fairhill, Maryland Highland Games
It is one of the larger games in the Eastern USA and well worth attending.
The local Games of
the U.S.A. Clan Sinclair
Brad Barker, and arguably the largest Highland Games in the world.
The Clan has reserved a block of ten rooms at the Broyhill Inn
and Conference Center in Boone.
The quoted rate (which may go up) is $89.
For reservations call 800-951-6048 and indicate you are with Clan Sinclair.
In 1998 Prince Henry's ship sailed in the Parade of Tartans.
In 1999 there was talk of Sinclairs in the Tug of War.
PO box 1095,
Linville, NC 28646
For info about Sinclair activities contact
July 2000, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Henry Sinclair Celebration
``Scott Sinclair (who designed the great
to Henry at Boylston Park that
was unveiled at 's 600 Anniversary Celebration) has some great
ideas for this 's event! It will include a medaevil feast and an
outdoor show at the monument. We are also considering a Genealogical
Day on the 11th where people could come and search their line. We'd have
to get some of the best to make it work.''
Contact Rob Cohn.
Hope to see as many as possible.
Stop by and say "Hi" to Ian & Frances
Gary M. and Shawn Sinclair.
Gary M. Sinclair
25 July 2000, Parliament, London
See Sinclair 2000.
29 July 2000, Halkirk Games, Halkirk, Scotland
See also Sinclair 2000.
August 2000, Halkirk, Caithness,
Scotland, Halkirk Highland Games
30 July 2000, Caithness, Scotland
Clan Sinclair Chief, Lord Malcolm,
has invited Sinclairs
to assemble in Scotland the week of 30 July 2000.