Hadrian's wallIn 2017 for the first time, Clan Davidson crossed the Scottish Border to Northumberland, an area which has many Davidson family history connections.

Our annual Gathering was held in Hexham, an attractive small town in Border reivers country. Clan members travelled from Poland, Germany and South Africa to join with members from Scotland and England for a busy and sociable weekend.

Our weekend began with an informal meal on Friday evening, providing the opportunity to meet new Clan members and socialise with old friends.

A quiz competition followed, with serious rivalry between the table teams (amid cries of no Googling!), and much fun was had by all.

Hexham Town Centre

Hexham Town Centre

In the afternoon at our Annual Meeting, our Clan Pipe-Major played a specially composed lament for members who have died during the past year.

Members gathered for the presentation of a donation cheque from Clan Davidson to local charity Tyndale Hospice at Home.

On Saturday morning, a local historian gave an illustrated talk about the history of the Hexham area.

After refreshments, the historical links of many Davidson and Davison families with the Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria regions were demonstrated by the Clan Genealogist and Historical Researcher, whose presentation included many examples from his extensive picture archive of Davidson people, places, and artefacts.

Our formal Clan dinner on Saturday evening provided good food, good company and good entertainment from local musicians.