2014 Clan Campbell Gathering and AGM
April 10th-13th, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
The elegant, historic Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, NC, will be the site of the 2014 Clan Campbell Gathering and Annual General Meeting. A cocktail reception will be held at the Charlotte City Club on Thursday evening, April 10, with meetings of the Executive Council and of the Board of the Education Foundation on April 11, followed by the awards banquet that evening (catered by the famous Harvest Moon Grille). On Saturday the Clan Campbell is the “distinguished clan” at the Loch Norman Highland Games in nearby Huntersville, NC and the Campbell Commissioners meeting will be held during the games. We have contracted for 15 rooms (though 23 people have formally asked for rooms) in the hopes that everyone who requested a room will register and do so EARLY. The hotel has 60 rooms and they will make them available to additional Clan Campbell AGM participants at the same price so long as there is availability.
The charming Dunhill Hotel is one of Charlotte’s few remaining historic landmarks from a distinctive period in history. The lobby and guest rooms feature elegant 18th-century European furnishings, hand-sewn draperies and original works of art by North Carolina artist Phillip Moose. The Penthouse Suite retains its original marble floor with double balconies offering panoramic views of Charlotte. We invite guests to discover an Uptown Charlotte hotel reminiscent of a bygone era.
The Dunhill’s in-house restaurant, the HARVEST MOON GRILLE, is a result of the hotel’s partnership with Grateful Growers and other local farms. The Harvest Moon has transitioned to a Farm to Fork concept and is excited to now be serving innovative, organic fare!
METHOD OF RESERVATION Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with Hotel reservations at 704-332-4141 and requesting the Clan Campbell Meeting group block. An electronic reservation link, provided by the hotel will also be made available to the Organization.
Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5:00PM ET, March 10, 2014 (the “Cutoff Date”). At the Cutoff Date, the Hotel will review the reservation pickup for the Event, release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the CCSNA’s group rate after this date.
Chief of Clan Campbell:
The current Chief of Clan Campbell, the 13th (Scotland) and 6th (UK) Duke of Argyll Torquhil Ian Campbell, inherited the title in 2001 making him, at the age of 33, the yougest Duke in the United Kingdom. He combines his duties as Clan Chief, Duke, and Landowner with a consultant role with Pernod Ricard, promoting Scotch Whiskies including Chivas Regal and Glenlivet, around the world. He captained Scotland to victory in 2004 and again in 2005 in the World Elephant Polo Championships.
The Chief of Clan Campbell takes his Gaelic title of 'Mac Cailein Mor' (Son of Colin the Great) from Colin Campbell who was killled in 1296, and was succeeded by his son Sir Neil Campbell, companion and brother-in-law of King Robert the Bruce.
From Robert the Bruce's time, the family headquarters had been the great castle at Innischonnell on Loch Awe, and remained so until the 1400's when Sir Duncan Campbell (great grandson of Sir Colin) moved the Clan Seat to Inveraray on Loch Fyne. He was created Lord Campbell and thereafter a steady string of titles were awarded to the family. His grandson Colin Campbell was created Earl of Argyll in 1457. Archibald Campbell was created Duke of Argyll (Scotland) in 1701.Read More About the Chief of Clan Campbell
Clan Campbell History:
No Campbell, or person of a related name, who was not brought up in Scotland itself should ever feel that because they are out of touch with the incredible riches of their clan heritage that they are in any way less a "Campbell." The history is there, and for some the genes also. Whether the "heart is in the Highlands" or not, is a matter of understanding and of personal style. What may be missing is that informed knowledge and lively practice of the culture of the Highlander. Well-found elements of that can be absorbed and passed on to the next generation so that it is once again a living heritage, although renewed for the present age.
The purpose of this web site is to attempt an outline the living heritage so that those who yearn to investigate it further, and to make it their own, can start from a knowledge base that is sincere. If you can happily make the facts, inferences and courtesies indicated here your own, one thing is certain. You will know more about the Campbell background than have most Campbells before you.Read More About Clan Campbell History