Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Management of the Lonach Highland & Friendly Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the Lonach Gathering which would have taken place on Saturday 22 August 2020.
We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause but the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who attends Lonach is always our first thought. We are now planning for the 179th Lonach Gathering to take place on Saturday 28th August 2021.
The Lonach Highland and Friendly Society was founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes,
1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849).
Membership is drawn from the inhabitants of Strathdon, who continue to fulfil the society’s original mission of
preserving Highland dress and “supporting loyal, peaceful, and manly conduct; and the promotion of
social and benevolent feelings among the inhabitants of the district.”