PRESS RELEASE | 20.03.12



New York City Tartan Week

We here in New York City, home of the NYC Tartan Day Parade, are watching the news with great interest.  The situation here is quite fluid.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

At the moment, the NYC Tartan Day parade is on.  Please use your best judgment. 

We are ready to march up 6th Ave on Saturday, April 4, and to have the best Tartan Day Parade ever.  Please watch the website and Social Media for future announcements.  

New Festival this Year

Last weekend in May in Doddridge County, WV.  For more info contact: http://doddridgecountypark.com

David R. Henderson is now our High Commander & Chieftan


My Heritage Offer to ‘Colorize’ Your Photographs

My Heritage have recently been publicising a new device which allows you to colorize your black & white family photos automatically. Free signup is required, however, photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy. For more information, please follow the link to their website: https://www.myheritage.com/incolor/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=403950_newsletter_202002&utm_term=In+Color&utm_content=EN&tr_date=20200217

However, if this doesn’t work, SGS member Lynn Corrigan has suggested a couple of other websites to try which do the same thing: https://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos; and https://colourise.sg

Spring Gathering in Branson has been canceled for May.  We are moving the dates to October 31-November 1.  Please go to the website:


You will need to make new room reservations.  

The registration fee will be credited to you if you have already paid.  If not, you can register on the above website.


A snowy Glencoe under a star-filled sky yesterday morning.

I love this place at the best of times but when it's covered in snow like this it really does make it feel that little bit more special.

O Monday night after seeing the forecast had been for snow on Monday night through Tuesday, I decided to nip up and climb Beinn A'Chrulaiste and try and catch the sunrise yesterday morning, which was a gamble to be fair especially as more snow moved in around sunrise and swallowed up the mountains into the clouds.  The gamble still paid off as I go to get a short period of amazing clear skies and zero wind and the hills all to myself.

From this vantage point, you can see the whole of the Glencoe area, with the River Coupall and the light trails from the traffic on the a82 stretching round the Bauchaille Etive Mor from Glen Etive on the left up and disappearing into the mist as it goes into the Glencoe Pass on the right.  Just one of the reasons I love this place so much.

Clan Henderson Officers & RC’s,

The date 13 February 1692 is etched deep in the annals of Scottish history as a most treacherous and heinous moment for MacDonald & Henderson.  All know the murderous order given to “root out every branch and twig”.  What some may not be aware of was Big Henderson of the Chanters was the MacDonald Chief’s piper and one of the first to fall.  Of the 38 residents killed outright 24 were Henderson’s but many more froze to death attempting to escape the glen.   


Present day Glencoe resident Mrs. Ross McDonald, owner of the Glencoe Folk Museum located beside Saint Mary’s Episcopal church, has a photograph of a ring/seal handed over by a Henderson to his teenage son and commanded to flee the Glen.  Last report holds that the ring/seal had made it’s way to possession of someone in Kentucky.


View the attached photo of the Glen and picture fleeing up the slopes in a blizzard at 4:00am as the Earl of Argyle, Archibald Campbell’s troops had both ends of the Glen blocked.   Thanks go to my daughter Robin who found the photo on social media and shared with me.  If you zoom in on top of mountain peak, there appears to be a passing meteor.  I also offer a sincere Thank You to our Scot cousin Allen Henderson of West Lothian for his dedication to maintaining the area at The Henderson Stone situated on private property in Glencoe.


Please share this with others that all should join me on this day to raise a wee dram and toast the Henderson’s of Glencoe.  Slainte!


Brother Dave Henderson,

High Commissioner & Chieftain

Clan Henderson

Three of the founders of Clan Henderson Society are pictured:  Claude A. Henderson, Beth Gay-Freeman and Horace Lofton.  Claude Henderson served as the First High Commissioner for North America.  He was devoted to the youth of our Society and worked tirelessly for the advancement of Highland Dance and Music.  A Memorial Fund was established years ago to honor his service to CHS.  That fund was used for various activities; however, it is now depleted.  CHS leadership seeks to reestablish the Claude A. Henderson Memorial Fund for use by the clan.

You are invited to donate a small tax-deductible amount - $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 or $100.00 - to help renew the Claude A. Henderson Memorial Fund.  The funds will be used within the clan as needed; however, the primary emphasis is upon providing scholarships/grants to deserving youths engaged in Celtic Performing Arts such as dance, music or visual arts.

Another fund that needs your tax-deductible donation is the CHS Chief’s Fund.  It is dedicated to providing Academic Scholarships supporting Athletics Performance and assisting Performing Groups. Your contribution will be used by CHS: to provide money to deserving applicants/groups who, in the past, have gone unfunded; to assist scholarship winners to defray the increased costs of education; and, to support multi-year educational opportunities for these scholarship winners.

Please note that Clan Henderson Society has a Corporate Sponsorship Program where levels of support from business organizations range from $250.00 through $500.00 and $1,000.00 up to $2,500.00.  We appreciate the business and corporate entities that are able to provide large donations; we also believe smaller donations from individuals are a part of the CHS effort to enhance our ability to provide scholarships/grants to deserving individuals and groups.

Please make checks payable to:  
     Carol Martin, CHS Treasurer
     Attn:  Scholarships/Grants
     96 Cross Road
     Clarksburg, Ma 01267

THANK YOU also to those who had pledged to support my hiking initiative.  A total of 22 people made pledges or donations, of which 10 were CHS members.  If everyone who pledged also pays (invoices have been sent) the hiking initiative will raise $3,344.88. 


THANK YOU to those people who made donations to our scholarship program on Tuesday.  We raised $2,075.00 and Facebook will match up to 100% of that.  You can see who donated here:




Special thanks to those CHS leaders  and members, whose support helped set the tone for these scholarship fund-raising inititatives:


Charm & Louis Russell

Dwight Henderson

Mary Lane Henderson

Suzanne Henderson

J. Steve Henderson

Jeff Henderson

Mike & Joan Henderson

Wm S. Henderson

Curtis P. Henderson

Douglas & Kathleen Henderson

Shirley Sue Stiffler


Next year, I intend to repeat my hiking initiative pledge (body willing) and hope even more CHS members will contribute.


Again, thanks to all for your support of this vital peice of CHS mission.


Yours aye,


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