Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017
Next August will see another Clan Ewing event in Scotland, as we are privileged to have been invited to participate as a clan in the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo on Tuesday, August 6, 2017. The Tattoo is widely regarded as one of the greatest shows on Earth, and attracts sell-out crowds year after year. We will be sharing this evening with Clan MacPherson, under the leadership of their chief, Sir William Macpherson of Cluny and Blairgowrie.
Clansfolk will gather before the show in rooms on the Royal Mile (probably in the Lord Provost’s official rooms). The kilted and tartan-clad clans will then parade onto the Castle Esplanade, in view of the entire Tattoo audience; the chiefs or commanders then take a dram with the presiding Pipe Major, and thereafter, accompany the official Salute-taker throughout the evening. As well as a spectacular show the audience will be invited to come dressed in their Clan, Family or group tartan or just one that they like wearing.
If you’d like to take part, it makes sense to book well before the final deadline. Ticket prices are likely to range from £25 to £70 for standard seats, with more exclusive options also available. More information should be available at: www.edintattoo.co.uk.
The November issue of the Ewing Family Journal is hot off the presses! Copies are distributed to all EFA members, either in traditional hardcopy (dead tree) format or as an email with a PDF file. [Join and subscribe: How to Join or Renew!]
This issue features a continuation of the story of Amy Hunter Ewing (Patterson) by David "Bruce" Frobes, an article "In search of Margaret and Anne Ewing, Daughters of Joshua and Jane (Patton) Ewing" by Gary A. Murrell, and "Two Ewing Families -- Adams County, Ohio" by Rebecca Randall Ewing. And there's lots more! News of our members and officers and online queries and answers.
Tables of contents for Journal issues from 2005 onward are available here (PDF).
Full PDF copies of Journal issues 2006 - 2014 are also available at Ewing Family Journal. Currently, we make the Journal available free of charge on a 2-year delay.
151st Pleasanton Highland Gathering and Games – September 3-4, 2016
Full info & tickets: http://www.thescottishgames.com/
Clan Ewing and the Ewing Family Association are again scheduled to participate in the Pleasanton Games in California at space 201, where we will be set up with Clan Ewing and Ewing Family Association information. We have a few volunteers to help with this 2-day event, but we can always use more assistance to welcome folks to our association.
Call Tent Captain Larry Ewing at 408-896-1950 if you can help out for a few hours.
To all our Ewing cousins, please stop by Space 201 and say hello.
The Board of Directors of the Ewing Family Association (EFA) has approved the creation and development of an honorary veterans' group. The EFA hereby recognizes and salutes those EFA members and immediate family members who have faithfully served as veterans of the Armed Forces of the USA.
The veterans’ group will exist as an honorary roster of veterans. However, there may be times at Scottish Heritage or EFA events whereby group members could ‘muster up’ and experience the esprit de corps that comes from not only being veterans but being of Ewing Scottish descent. The Clan Ewing Commander, Thor Ewing, has also given EFA approval for establishing the Warrior Regiment.
Our EFA veterans group will surely promote a sense of pride and energize the EFA membership. Let us hope our younger generations of Ewings appreciate this and other special groups within the EFA.
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