Clan Wall - now has a stone from Castle Douglas, Scotland

On Saturday 05/May/2012, Jan Shaw and Mary Smith attended the Glen Innes Standing Stones Festival and on behalf of the Clan Douglas Association of Australia, Jan unveiled a special stone set in the Wall of Remembrance at the Standing Stones location. This stone and a few others were sent especially to Australia from Douglas Castle in Lanarkshire, Scotland to be inserted into the Wall of Remembrance. William Douglas selected the stones and they were mailed to Andrew Douglas of Canberra who had instigated the idea of inserting a stone in the Glen Innes Wall.

After the unveiling, an Anglican Archdeacon Val Graydon blessed the stone. Representatives from the Clans Kerr, Donnachaidh Society (Robertson), Stewarts, the Commissioner for Farquharson and the Convenor of the Oceania Region of the Clan Buchanan, Malcolm Buchanan were present. John H Mathew, the author of The History of the Australian Standing Stones was also there. After the unveiling ceremony was completed, a toast to the Douglas Stone was proposed by Mary Smith and all those present received a small glass of Black Douglas Scotch whiskey with which to drink the toast. A piper Paul Hanson (a member of the Clan Irvine) from the Glen Innes Pipe Band was present to pipe in the clans and perform at the close of the ceremony. Paul related that his family had a close association with a Thomas Douglas who was in the merchant navy and who died in the Second World War at the hands of the Japanese. Jan was congratulated by those present for her presentation of the unveiling.