Day One - Arrival in Moffat and Chief's Reception

Day One was Saturday - for most of us it had sorted of blended over from Friday when we left our homes in the US on Friday afternoon, flew to Detroit, or New York or other major airports, then on to Amsterdam and then to Glasgow or Edinburgh.

We had the afternoon in Moffat to look around, and get acquainted prior to the Chief's Reception at the Moffat House Hotel on Saturday evening.

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The "Gibsons of Moffat" coach waiting for us at Edinburgh airport on Saturday morning. Lisa Christensen outside the "Gilbert House Guest House".

We stayed here along with Commander Al and Marcy, Travel Al and his daughter assistants, Robert and Frances Moffitt (and others I forget).

We were very well looked after by our hosts Allan and Helen.

"Moffat House Hotel" - headquarters for the week's activities. Many of the visitors stayed there.
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Various Moffats at the Chief's Reception held at Moffat House Hotel on Saturday evening.

Sadly the occasion to wear the finery was marred for many people by their luggage not having arrived in Scotland with them.

More Moffats enjoying the fare and friendship at the Chief's Reception. Dick Badger reaching out for food from Judy Paska's plate.
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Various Canadian Moffats, and one from US. Edward "Teddy" Moffat and Dick Badger.

Teddy won the long distance travel award for coming the furthest. He came from Buenos Aires, Argentina for "The Great Gathering".

Travel Al - he was responsible for all the arrangements to get 160 people to Moffat and accomodated, and toured etc. GREAT JOB AL!!!!!

To the right is Carlton Moffat, and behind Al, Carlton's wife Camilla "Fingers" Moffat.

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Robert Moffitt, and others. Others (they've turned around since the previous photo) and more others. Judy and Terry Paska.
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Ken and Don Moffatt, with their wives and daughter/neice. 8/10ths of the George Moffat family - the other 2/10ths were still en-route from Washington.

George and Pat (Mother Moffat) won the award for the largest family, by having their 4 children there, and the children's spouses.

Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen. We hadn't bought the kilts - yet.

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All photos © 2000 by Roger Moffat

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