Scottish clans 'must turn to Facebook' to increase ranks in 21st Century

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London, July 25 (ANI): Social networking sites Twitter and Facebook are now being seen as tools of communication between Scotland's clans, with Scottish chiefs being told to use them to increase their ranks in the 21st Century.

The gathering of chiefs on July 24 at Holyrood, heard Robert McWilliam, president emeritus of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, as saying that it was the best way of communicating with young people.

McWilliam, from the US, told the other chiefs that he had a message from American Scots that they need to use modern forms of communication.

"That would reach a different group of people," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"If you wanted to reach young people, you get your name in front of them on Facebook," he stated.

The Clan Convention of more than 100 chiefs was the first time they had been assembled in recorded history and saw them debate the system's future and their roles.

It was held ahead of the world's largest clan gathering and Highland games in Edinburgh on July 25.

More than 20,000 people with Scottish heritage from around the world, along with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, are expected to attend the events. (ANI)

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