I hope that you're all doing well, and that your chapter or branch is preparing for a fantastic year out at the games and festivals. It's an exciting year, as you know, with much going on. We will keep you updated as much as possible, and also encourage you to check the website and message center for updates.
Last night the Scotland Branch notified us that they have resolved the issue of donating funds for the Cameron Clansfolk Oak Grove via the Internet. They are now utilizing a service named Ticketweb, and the details are now up on their website: http://www.clancameron.org.uk/trees.html As you may have heard, the plans are for ground to be broken on the grove this month (grading, soil preparation, excavation...early "prep work"). Any clansfolk (and chapters or branches desiring to plant an oak in honor of their membership) who are definite about donating might consider doing so at their earliest opportunity. At last check, a total of 11 trees had already been spoken for, out of a planned 30. We may be able to "up" plans to 50 trees (they are harder to come by than one might think) but at the moment it's only a total of 30 of these impressive oak trees.
Those planning to attend the Gathering will also, now, be able to purchase their admission tickets via the Scotland Branch, at: http://www.clancameron.org.uk/tickets.html
I'll close, but not before encouraging you all to check the website early next week - we have some wonderful changes coming for clansfolk, celebrating the Year of the Cameron Gathering.