In July of this year, we’ll be celebrating our two year anniversary of Heughan’s Heughligans. In the almost two years since we began, we have grown from a group of roughly a couple hundred, to a Facebook group of 11,600+, and with a Twitter following of nearly 24,000. We have currently raised $29,342 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Sam’s chosen charity) and $5,841 for Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (for whom, Sam is a patron), and countless other amounts for other charities associated with Sam and Outlander. We recently, in collaboration with Outlander Odysseys, raised over $7,000 (for YTAS) during our gathering at Colonial Williamsburg the weekend of March 6-8…which we anticipate becoming a yearly event.
So, you see we’ve been busy! But, we’re not done yet! We have some more exciting events coming soon. Watch this space for info on our 2nd annual Dram 4 Sam event, taking place on Sam’s birthday, April 30th. Look for pictures of our Colonial Williamsburg gathering, as well as some first hand pics of the 2nd half season premiere of Outlander happening on April 1st in NYC. We also have a few surprises planned for along the way and look forward to sharing those with you soon. In the meantime, Heughligan-on!
Beyond the wonderfully engrossing stories that Diana writes, she has a beautiful captivating way with words and I often find myself turning to some passage or another just to appreciate the artistry. In appreciation of this, I’ve been collecting Outlander Quotes for quite some time.
I’ve also been posting an Outlander Quote of the Day most weekdays on twitter (@chaoscritter), in the Heughligans FaceBook group, and on the Compuserve forum.
I may occasionally post here additional thoughts on the theme of the week.
The admins over in the Heughligans’ Facebook group have decided that we really need to make better use of the blog option of this site. As part of that and just refreshing the content which hadn’t been updated in a while we are going through a major restructuring.
While doing this we will be turning some of the fun random pages that were accessible from the drop-down menus into blog posts, so the content will still be available, just not as prominently. Hopefully this will make it easier to find the more important information.
Let us know if you have any suggestions as we go through this redesign.
Present for Diana
To celebrate the completion of MOBY and show how much we appreciate Diana, her work, her sacrifices, and her interactions with her fans we would like to collaborate and gift her with a Digital Picture frame that includes photos of the following:
The Heughligans contests are now closed! Continue reading
Night Before Christmas- Heughligan Style
by Heidi Burke (@Ciaobella106)
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the clan,
Not a Heughligan was stirring,
not even our Jan; Continue reading
On the TWELTH day of Christmas, Diana gave to me:
Twelve stones a’standing! Continue reading