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    The Gathering 2014 Not repeating the financial failure of the 2009

    Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I rather think that I will endevour to be far,far away from Stirling then! I hasten to add, not to avoid our many visitors who are planning to attend the event, but the last event of this kind, left a nasty and lasting taste in the mouths of some Scots.
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    It's a relatively long time in the future but I'm thinking of going.

    What went wrong last time?
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I rather think that I will endevour to be far,far away from Stirling then! I hasten to add, not to avoid our many visitors who are planning to attend the event, but the last event of this kind, left a nasty and lasting taste in the mouths of some Scots.
    Then I s'pose we will have to bring the party to your house, Jock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCAC View Post
    It's a relatively long time in the future but I'm thinking of going.

    What went wrong last time?
    You're opening a can of worms friend!

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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Burly Brute View Post
    You're opening a can of worms friend!

    A fair question though.

    Broadly speaking the organisers neglected to include the locals in the party and after the event when the loss making accounts were produced it was the local contractors etc.,who did not get paid for the services that they provided and Scots taxpayers ended up with the bill to boot.
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Thanks, Jock.

    I'll probably still come over for it and stay a bit longer (make a holiday of it), that way I can "do my bit" to help the locals!

    Let's hope that the organisers get it right this time.
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    A fair question though.

    Broadly speaking the organisers neglected to include the locals in the party and after the event when the loss making accounts were produced it was the local contractors etc.,who did not get paid for the services that they provided and Scots taxpayers ended up with the bill to boot.
    Didn't this happen in 2009 as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creagdhubh View Post
    Didn't this happen in 2009 as well?
    I was talking specifically of the "Home Coming" thing in 2009 and I assume we are talking about a similar event at Stirling in 2014. If. If I am talking at cross purposes, then I apologise unreservedly and will withdraw from the conversation forthwith.
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I was talking specifically of the "Home Coming" thing in 2009 and I assume we are talking about a similar event at Stirling in 2014. If. If I am talking at cross purposes, then I apologise unreservedly and will withdraw from the conversation forthwith.
    Jock, I WAS on the same wavelength as you!
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    Re: Clan Gathering 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    A fair question though.

    Broadly speaking the organisers neglected to include the locals in the party and after the event when the loss making accounts were produced it was the local contractors etc.,who did not get paid for the services that they provided and Scots taxpayers ended up with the bill to boot.
    The authorities who sanction the Clan Gathering 2014 should require the organizers to be bonded. This will obviate the need for local contractors to worry about getting completely stiffed. Hopefully, they learned their lesson from the 2009 games.
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