The Clan Henderson Hospitality Tent won the “Lord Dunmore Award” at the Virginia Celtic Gathering and Games, held in Lanexa, VA (Williamsburg) on Oct 6, 2012.  There were approximately 40 tents competing this year.

The Lord Dunmore Award is presented to the clan, organization, or society that most accurately and attractively portrays the heritage of Scotland at its tent on the festival field.  The award commemorates Lord Dunmore, the last Scots-born royal governor of the colony of Virginia.  Dunmore was also the only royal governor to issue a proclamation freeing slaves.

Next year, a Clan Henderson representative, along with the honored clan rep and the festival president, will judge the 2013 winner.

This year’s award was sponsored by the Friends of Scotland, Hampton Roads.