Clan Gunn Society UK - Commissioner for Australia
I remain amazed that the Clan Gunn Society UK has 'commissioned', in a very Empire way, a 'junior society' in an independent country - Australia. I find the idea extraordinarily dated.
My reason for this comment -
Following a chance meeting in 2012 at Edinburgh Airport Hotel with his Clan Commander, he was named Commissioner for Clan Gunn, Australia in 2013.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whatson/scottish-festival/ accessed 24 October 2014. Apparently the link is no longer working, but I leave the link as it shows how - and when - I found the information.
It seems as though following a random meeting at an airport Bar the Commander decided that the Australian he had just met should represent the Clan Gunn in Australia.
If the Clan Gunn in Australia wish to establish a society it does not require what can be seen as Empire rites for it to be so established.
I am not aware of how the USA Clan Gunn Society was established but imagine if that society did not exist and was only now allowed to be established following a random choice by the UK society. How would the Clan Gunn in the USA feel?
I have previously discussed this issue here http://clangunn.weebly.com/clan-gunn-blog/clan-gunn-society-australia