Clan Gunn Convention – reflection
... an elected Chief is alien to the whole principle of Celtic civilisation ...
Thomas Innes, Lord Lyon
page xxii from his Foreword to Frank Adams and Thomas Innes The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the The Scottish Highlands 1934
Whilst waiting for Lord Lyon to make his judgment about the motion made at the Clan Gunn ‘Chief’ Convention I think a statement of my key concerns about it is appropriate.
I agree with Lord Lyon Sellar’s interlocutor that ‘there is in all probability clear and proveable lines of descent senior to that of the present Commander’ from the old Clan Gunn Chief line. Given that, Lord Lyon Blair’s judgment that a Convention should not nominate who they like if bloodlines from the old Chief line exist should apply.
Given the above I voted against the motion to nominate the Commander as Chief of the Clan Gunn.