June 2014 – President’s Message
In addition, we are also putting the finishing touches to next year’s international gathering and the final programme together with costs and a booking form will be available in the autumn edition of the Herald and on this website. The international gathering will once again be a two centred affair, starting in Orkney and finishing in Caithness and it will run from Saturday July 18th to Sunday 26th July 2015. I very much hope that as many of you as possible will be able to journey to the homelands to enjoy the kinship that this event always produces and to see where it all began.
Next time I write to you we will know whether the people of Scotland have decided if they want independence or not. As the September 18th deadline approaches, the debate is heating up and in some cases is becoming particularly visceral. We can only hope that democracy is allowed to prevail and that both sides are permitted to fairly present their case so that voters have all the facts before making what will perhaps be one of the most important decisions of their lives.