Clans

Clan Young

Honored Clan for the 2024 Games

In 1987, The “Highlander” Magazine showed “Young of Auldbar” as a Dormant Clan. Edward A. Young, III of Orlando, Florida contacted The Court Of The Lord Lyon and was given permission to convene Clan Young, and to display the Arms and Crest of Peter Young of Auldbar. Clan Young was convened on January 9, 1987 in Orlando, Florida by Edward A. Young, III and Jean W. Young. It was formally organized a year later with the election of its First Officers. The Clan Young Society became an incorporated Entity in 1994. What began as 5 members in 1987 has grown significantly since then!

Clan Young is a charitable, educational, and social organization that seeks to cultivate a global spirit of kinship among those of the name Young and their descendants, provides opportunities to learn about the history of the Clan and of Scotland, and inspires in our members the pride and spirit of our Scottish ancestors.

The motto of Clan Young is “Robore Prudentia Praestat”, which is Latin for “Prudence Excels Strength”.

Clan Arrival Information

  • Arrive on Friday, Nov. 1st. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to arrive during the day to set up clan tents. We have shuttles taking clan items to the clan tents on Friday, Nov. 3rd. starting at 12pm.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5 am-7:30 am limited shuttle service to clan tents! No cars are allowed near the games after 7:30 am- on Games Day. It is a .5-mile walk from parking to the clan tents –
  • You are recommended to park in Parking Lot A on the day of the games.

 

Registered Clans and Societies for the 2024 Games

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.

Which Clan Do You Hail From?

The Scottish people are known for their fierce loyalty to kinship and the clan system is proof of this. Discover your heritage and learn more about the clans that define Scotland at the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering!

During the Games, you can find clan tents lining the grounds. Many clans will be represented, from Armstrongs, MacDougalls, and Wallaces. By visiting these tents, you can learn more about the history of these clans, including their signature tartans, and maybe even learn more about yourself. With a genealogy tent on the grounds, you have a chance to discover more of your history and lineage and may find that you are part Scottish as well!

The Gaelic definition of the word Clan is children. A clan is a social group that shares a common ancestor. A clan also includes a number of dependent and associated families who have either sought the protection of the clan or have been tenants or vassals of its chief. All members of the clan owe allegiance to the chief. This tradition of adopting strangers into the clan and creating traditions and bonds with clansmen is a defining trait of the Scottish people.

The Scottish people have greatly impacted South Carolina, helping it become the state it is today. From music and food to political and scientific contributions, Scottish heritage is something to be celebrated and promoted in modern life. The Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is on a mission to do just that. With an annual event bringing in over 8,000 visitors, the Games showcases Scottish traditions, culture, and history in a fun and interactive way for people worldwide.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Only officially recognized Clans, Families, Societies may purchase a Clan Tent. (Official recognition by the Court of Lord Lyon)

2. Please check with your Clan Convenor as to your Clan’s representative prior to purchasing a Clan Package. 

Clan Registration

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Clan Tent Registration*
Your clan tent registration includes: One 10 x 10 Tent, 1 table, 2 chairs, 2 tickets for Friday Evening, and 2 Tickets for Games on Saturday. Additional Games tickets must be purchased separately.
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Questions About Clans?

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.