Meet the Chieftan of Brigadoon 2018

Warren Glase.

Warren Glase.

The 2018 Brigadoon Chieftan is no stranger to the annual Scottish gathering. 

The Bundanoon Highland Gathering announced that the Chieftain of the Day in 2018 will be Warren Glase, a former president of the committee. 

Warren joined the Brigadoon Committee in 1986 and was the gates coordinator.

He was the president of the St Paul's Primary School's Parents and Friends and the parents saw that Brigadoon would be a good avenue of raising funds.

It did not take long for him to become heavily involved with, and committed to, the aims of this strong community based organisation.

In 1987, Warren became one of the committee's vice-presidents and in 1989 was elected president. He held that position from 1989 until the AGM of 2014, a period of 24 enjoyable years.

During his presidency the committee raised in excess of $1 million dollars. 

The money has been dispersed among local community groups who support Brigadoon by volunteering their time and has also been used to improve conditions at the oval.

Improvements included terracing, seating, drainage, lights, the shelter area and the Memorial Gates.

He has always admired and appreciated the generosity of the local groups in working for this great community event that celebrates both Scottish culture and the contribution made by Scots to our nation.

He has enjoyed the company and friendship of many men and women, who have given their time and energy to this National and International event.

It is the combined efforts of these people that has made the Bundanoon is Brigadoon Highland Gathering the great family event that it is today. 

During some of his Brigadoon time, Warren also served as president of Chevalier College's Parents and Friends from 1991 to 1996.

Before working with Brigadoon and the school communities, Warren was involved in Apex Clubs in Wellington, Gilgandra, Young and West Wyalong and then Lions Clubs, in Balranald, Moss Vale and Robertson.

He has also had many years of involvement in the local Australian Labor Party, being at times the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Warren is a retired State School Principal. He has taught in and led many schools, including Burrawang, Buxton and Thirroul.

In 2006, Warren was awarded the Duine Uasal award by the Celtic Council of Australia, for services to the Celtic community. He was delighted to be made a Life Member of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering in 2015.

This story Brigadoon’s 2018 Chieftan announced first appeared on Southern Highland News.