On Sunday Nathan again accompanied me to another event for work. I had 3 staff at the Gathering event. This has been advertised world wide and was very successful with over 30,000 attending on the Saturday.
"Set in Edinburgh's majestic Holyrood Park on July 25th-26th The Gathering 2009's world class Highland Games are a first for Scotland's capital city. Featuring international highland athletes, outstanding pipers and captivating highland dancers plus a fantastic live music line up and Scotland's finest food and drink! Enjoy a real feast of entertainment and fun for all the family!"I loved this airstream that one of the local radio stations was using to broadcast from. Very cool!
The staff did a great job and survived despite the ever changing weatherNathan and I sat and watched the Highland Games for a while. The caber tossing was pretty good and the log they had to throw was huge (see the left hand side of the photo!) Nathan and I smiling in the sunshine (before it disappeared and reappeared!) There were about a 100+ tents for each of the different clans who were represented. This was the first mass clan gathering for 100's of years. It was fun seeing all the Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders dressed up in their ancestors tartan.
After we had been to the event we wondered up the High Street again and then walked down Victoria Street (pictured above) We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful city. Nathan then treated me to dinner at Petit Paris in the Grassmarket- it was so tasty! and we even managed to sit outside and enjoy the evening sunshine.