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Chief of the Lower Clarence Scottish Association Peter Smith, at last year’s gathering. Image: Lynne Mowbray

A quiet Easter for Maclean

The Easter long weekend will be a lot quieter in Maclean, due to the cancellation of what would have been the 116th Maclean Highland Gathering, due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Chief of the Lower Clarence Scottish Association Peter Smith shared his disappointment of the events cancellation, with The Independent.

“It’s terrible – I don’t know what to do with myself,” said Mr Smith.
“With the way things are, I’m going to have to stop at home.”

“I’m enjoying not having to do all that we usually have to do in the lead up (to the gathering) – but at the same time, I’m sort of lost without having to do it.

The Independent asked Mr Smith what he’ll do with himself over the Easter weekend, without the Highland Gathering.

“I went down the street the other day and bought a couple of drums of paint, so I’ll probably be painting my garage,” he said.

The sound of bagpipes will still echo throughout the Clarence Valley at Easter. To find out more click here: www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/a-massed-world-wide-tribute-to-alistair-wallace

Chief of the Lower Clarence Scottish Association Peter Smith, at last year’s gathering.
Image: Lynne Mowbray
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