Clan Gunn Society North America 2014 AGM minutes
http://www.clangunn.us/AGMArchive/2014%20AGM%20Minutes.pdf accessed 22 Deecember 2014.
Just interested to note two things from the AGM minutes;
1) The AGM mentions the 2015 Clan Gunn International Gathering, and the Gathering going to the Orkneys. As I have discussed many times here there is absolutely no proof whatsoever for Snaekoll Gunn returning from Norway after banishment. Without him returning and with children there is no Clan Gunn Orkney link. The ancient documents which would have mentioned any such marriage (and children) and any return from Norway exist - given no mention in them Snaekoll did not return. This is not surprising as Snaekoll took a major part in a rebellion against the King of Norway and lost. Who would reward a major rebel? No-one. Especially in 1239/1240.
It's worth noting King Haakon - the King of Norway - organised the killing of Snorri Sturlson who had also taken part in the rebellion but who had fled back home to Iceland. Haakon also later invaded Scotland to try and regain his Scottish lands. So why on earth would a King with such an attitude forgive a major rebel such as Snaekoll and give him land and castles back in Scotland? He wouldn't. It's just one of those desperate - and illogical - Clan Gunn history myths...
2) The Clan Gunn Society of North America also organised a trip to the ridiculous Clan Gunn Westford Knight site. Again, this 'Clan Gunn Westford Knight' myth has been fully analysed - and shown to have no academic validity. See http://clangunn.weebly.com/on-a-gunn-helping-discover-north-america---sir-james-gunn-of-clyth-crowner-of-caithness-and-the-westford-knight-myth.html for example, so why on earth is the CGSNA providing support for the idea?
Clan Gunn history suffers from mythology masquerading as history and here - again - are two of the myths being paraded as real history. The CGSNA should know better - or does it honestly believe the fiction?
I note there is no mention of a potential Clan Gunn Family Convention. Surely such a major issue should have been discussed by an AGM? Or was it viewed as unimportant? Or has the idea now died?