Douglas McFarland is a strong believer in the future of Gosford and has decided to invest in the Gosford City Centre by moving his family business McFarland Scottish and Celtic Supplies to Shop 1 Wheeler House 123 Manns Street Gosford over the coming month.
McFarland Scottish and Celtic Supplies is a family business that has been operating for more than 20 years, specialising in quality Scottish import goods and cultural education.
The brand supplies Kilts, bagpipes and all things Highland Dancing throughout Australia and the worldwide Scottish Community.
The business first commenced in 1990 by John and Veronica McFarland and after his passing in 2010 the business was handed to Douglas his son.
A mother and son partnership will keep the family legacy alive and strong for the Central Coast’s Scottish community, wider Australia and around the globe.
Douglas McFarland is eager and filled with excitement in moving his family business to Gosford.
“My father, the original owner of the business, was born and raised in Gosford, our family has a strong history with the City, our family was taught to play Scottish instruments in Gosford City Pipe Band and it is exciting to be a part of the growth that is coming to this wonderful part of the world”, he said.
Douglas is a strong believer in the future growth of Gosford, with change and transformation on its way he believes it is the ideal time to invest in Gosford.
“Gosford is the heart of the Central Coast; always has been, always will be. The changes that are coming to make Gosford a progressive City with a strong future are so exciting. It is a no-brainer as a businessman to be involved in the transformation by investing in the CBD itself”, he said.
The Central Coast is full of people that are connected to their Scottish origins, making Gosford a key location for McFarland Scottish & Celtic Supplies.
“Gosford has a proud connection to the Scots, some of our best known pioneers were Scottish or of Scottish descent. There is a large Scottish community here, the International Highland Dancing Championships are held here annually – our Mayor is Scottish – it’s a logical choice to offer Scottish products to a people who have descended largely from the Scots”, he added.
Both Douglas and Veronica are looking forward to the growth of their family business and look forward to local residents being able to visit the shop shortly.
To keep up to date with the Official Opening of McFarland Scottish & Celtic Supplies be sure to take a look at http://www.downunderthekilt.com/ or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/McFarland-Scottish-and-Celtic-Supplies/186555154692746?ref_type=bookmark
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This years Harmony Day celebrations saw ten Down Under the Kilt dancers perform at the Mingara Recreation Club on March 25th 2012. A “superb and perfectly timed” colourful display of both traditional and choreographed dances inspired great audience participation. The dancers showed great pride in representing Scotland and the art of Highland Dancing.