2013 Elliot Clan Gathering

Every four years, the Elliot Clan Society holds a gathering of the clans in Scotland.

Date: August, 2013.
Location: Redheugh, Roxburghshire, Scotland


  • Thursday, Aug 29 – Officers Dinner (by invitation only)
  • Friday, Aug 30 – Open House at Redheugh. Barbecue. Formal Gathering. Evening ceilidh.
  • Saturday, Aug 31 – Holm Show. Our local Agricultural Show takes place in Newcastleton.
  • Sunday, Sept 1 – Expedition to Flodden Battlefield with guided tour and lunch.
  • If you would like to visit the Clan Room in Redheugh, please confirm availability by calling +013873-75213.

Tickets – Now Available!


  • There have been about 250 people at past gatherings.
  • Children of any age are welcome.
  • Photographs are permitted at Hermitage Castle and also in the Clan room.


  • Weather in Scotland is never predictable! It may be warm and sunny; it may be cold and wet.
  • Wet-weather gear is essential in Scotland at all times of the year.
  • Wear as much Elliot tartan as you can muster!
  • Current and forecast weather conditions in Carlisle (about 40 minutes from Redheugh)


  • Newcastle Airport — 1 1/2 hours away.
  • Glasgow — two hours away.
  • Edinburgh — two hours away.
  • To get to Redheugh, you will have to hire a car.
  • Google map and directions from Edinburgh airport to Redhuegh.
  • Newcastleton is a rural community with bad public transport and you will need a car. You will not, however, be able to park your car at Redheugh on the day of the Gathering as there will be a shuttle bus operating from Douglas Square, Newcastleton (approx. 2m away) all day.

Events and sightseeing


  • There are many hotels and B&Bs nearby. If you would like help with accommodation please contact us and we will try to find you a location.
  • Hotel and B&B list. [.pdf] Updated Feb. 4, 2013.

Disability access

  • Special parking passes available on request.

42 Responses to 2013 Elliot Clan Gathering

  1. derrick Elliott April 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    I realize I am a year late however I am really wishing to come and enjoy my family history. I hope to see and meet you all in the times to come.

  2. Jim Dougherty September 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Thanks to everyone for the effort on this year’s Clan gathering. It was just wonderful. It was our first time coming, and it will be on our travel calendar for as often as I we are able to come. It was a fantastic experience. Thanks again.

  3. Andrew elliot August 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Dear clan as I don’t live that far away. I was wondering if it was possible to turn. At the bbq and pay for a ticket on the day as not sure if working that day. I only, I’ve through Longtown.

  4. James Dougherty March 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Good afternoon. My wife and I are attending the Gathering this year and are in the process of making travel arrangements. We plan to drive our rental car and follow the bus to Flodden as we are staying in Edinburgh that evening. Since we will not need bus tickets, can we still be included in the lunch count? If so, what is the cost so we can include in our payment and application form. Thanks very much. We are excited to attend!


    James Dougherty

  5. MaryPat King, NH Commissioner, Elliot Clan, USA February 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi Margaret! I am looking forward to attending the 2013 Gathering!

    I have a question about using Paypal to pay for my tickets. (I am used to using websites to buy things that offer Paypal as an option for payment. I usually click on a button to buy something and then click on the Paypal option, which brings me to the Paypal website to sign into my account and authorize from which source I want to pay, and then the seller’s website brings me back to their website with the feat accompplished).

    I called Paypal on the phone to ask about this situation and the Customer Service rep helped me to see on the US Paypal website, a “send money” button that can be used with an email address. BUT he cautioned me to email or contact someone to make sure that the “send money” button was the correct way to do it, before I actually did it.

    So is that correct? Thank you very much!

    MaryPat King, NH Commissioner, Elliot Clan USA

    • MaryPat King April 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      Thank you for the reply, Margaret! It worked like a charm!

  6. William Elliott January 1, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    My wife and I will be coming from the Central Coast, NSW, Australia to the 2013 gathering in August . I am registered disabled and unable to walk very far or stand for long periods of time and will be 70 this year. Therefore, I would like to apply for a disabled parking permit at Redheugh. We are really looking forward to the event and meeting other members. Thank you. Bill

    • margaret eliott January 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      William – if you put your request on the application form then I will send you a parking permit with your tickets. Will you have a wheelchair?

      • Hillary February 11, 2013 at 11:50 am #

        Will you please give me a name to connect with re 2013 Gathering?
        I will become a member and also like to know about accommodation and as I am
        over 80 need somewhere to leave my car or have accom. as near as possible to walk?
        I’m not registered disabled but still need help finding how to get back and forward. If
        the bus is picking us up at Newcastleton, will it take us back again? If not, I will need
        to use my car. Also is there a group who is going I could join in to travel from Hawick
        say? Or anyone else willing to share? I live in Midlothian. Please respond as I would
        like to get this all sorted out.
        Please send me form as I have had trouble downloading it in the library!

        • Margaret Eliott March 1, 2013 at 9:14 am #

          Dear Hillary,
          I can give you a disabled parking ticket so that you can park at Redheugh rather than take the shuttle bus as I can understand that it might be difficult. Woodside B & B in Newcastleton should be able to accommodate you. woodside@newcastleton.net. Just email me on redheugh@gathering.net and tell me what you want to go to, address etc. etc. and all your details.
          Thank you.

    • Johnnie W Elliott January 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Dear Margaret
      I very much look forward to meeting all the Elliott’s in Scotland.Could you please send me further information,about the event.Hotels and any detailed programmes would be great.
      I look forward to meeting up with you all.
      Yours Sincerely.
      Johnnie W Elliott.

      • Johnnie Elliott February 9, 2013 at 10:57 am #

        Dear Margaret
        Iam very interested about the clan gathering.Would it be possible to send me some information about,nearest airport and hotels near by.
        I hoped to see you in August.
        Johnnie Elliott.

        • Margaret Eliott March 1, 2013 at 9:18 am #

          Nearest airports: Newcastle 1 1/2 hours drive. Edinburgh 2 hours drive and Glasgow 2 hours drive. Train station Carlisle 40 mins. You will need a car.
          there is a page with hotels and b&bs on this site. The Flatt B & B still has rooms available. Please fill in all the details and send me the form and let me know how I can help advise your trip.

  7. Terry Elliott November 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Just received my membership to the clan.looking forward to the gathering in autumn with my wife.

  8. daryl elliott October 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    how do i join the society, my grandmother was an elliott, so was my granddad.

  9. margaret October 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    of course – friendly border terrier welcome as long as it does’nt eat chickens/ducks/sheep and resident dogs

  10. Sue Eaton September 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    We are hoping to come to the Clan gathering in 2013. Is it possible to bring a dog (a very friendly Border Terrier) to the Barbeque / Ceilidh if these are daytime events? We don’t like to plan on leaving him in the car during the day just in case it is sunny !!

    • Janet Elliott June 18, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      Do you have to bring the dog? Not everyone enjoys having dogs weaving around their legs, begging food, and defecating. Clan gatherings should be for people not dogs.

  11. Tricia Townsend August 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    I just watched ABC Good Morning American’s Josh Elliott talk about the idea of wearing a kilt and so….I looked up the Elliott Clan and hope you contact him about wearing the Elliott Tartan on the show….so kool. I have roots in the Baird, Douglas, Hamilton and more clans..that is where my redhair comes from.

  12. Steven Elliott jr July 24, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    WOW I love the fact I found this site. I want to thank all of you for creating it, it has answered so many
    questions my late grandfather Cecil Elliott didn’t have the chance to tell me bfore he past away. I would love to join the clan. Thanks again.

  13. Jeff Elliott June 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    How can I become a member?

  14. Cathie coonbs June 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Please send me details of the next Elliott clan gathering,as we would love to attend.

    • ECS Webmaster June 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Hi Cathie – this webpage is the best place to get info. It will be updated as more details are available.

  15. david elliott June 9, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    hi i would like to know where family elliott castle is in scotland thanks

  16. Darren May 28, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    We have friends that are of Scottish heritage and are considering making a trip with us. Is the 2013 Scotland gathering for Elliot Clan members only or can friends come along?

    • Margaret Eliott May 28, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      I am sure your friends would find it very dull but of course, if they come with you they will be welcome.

  17. Bruce Elliott May 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I am interested in coming to the gathering in 2013 does this also apply to ‘ELLIOTT’

    • ecsadmin May 17, 2012 at 12:25 am #

      Absolutely! 🙂

    • Scott Elliott July 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

      Are you traveling by yourself or could you invite your brother?

  18. Heather Saint May 7, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    We are planning to come to the next gathering in Scotland 2013. Just wondering when we would be able to book/pay etc. as we are just starting to get the outline of our trip to the UK together.

    Thanks for any info.etc.
    Kind regards

  19. Christina Price (Oliver Jerome Elliott Family) November 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Excited to hear about the 2013 date! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

  20. John Hodgkinson September 24, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    What time of year will the gathering be held? We would like to know as early as possible so that we can plan and book flights and accommodation.

    • ecsadmin September 27, 2011 at 5:26 am #

      I should have an update on this pretty soon.

  21. Frances alicia Elliott August 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    When will info be posted

    Re: Gathering in Canada

    Thank You

    • ecsadmin August 17, 2011 at 3:42 am #

      The International Gathering is held in Redheugh, Scotland, and more info will be available closer to the event. If you’re looking specifically for Canadian gatherings / games / events, check out the events page: http://www.elliotclan.com/events/events-canada/

  22. jason elliott June 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I would love to learn more of my heritage by attending this event.

  23. Shelly Elliot April 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    I would definately like more information about the Elliot Clan Gathering in 2013 in Canada.
    Thank you so much.

    • Margaret Eliott May 28, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      The Elliot Clan Gathering 2013 will be in Scotland. If you are a member of the Elliot Clan Society you will be receiving information and ticket application forms this autumn. You will need to get hold of your local Canadian Elliot Clan to find out what gatherings they will be at in Canada.
      Hope this helps.