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Tercentenary Commemoration of the Battle of Glenshiel Weekend, 7th to 9th June 2019

February 21, 2019

The AHCS (Association of Highland Clans and Societies), in conjunction with the Clan MacKenzie Society and the 1745 Association, has been working towards a commemoration of the Batle of Glenshiel on the above dates. The Clan Mackay Society are a member. 

 

 

 

The programme is to foster the Kinship, Friendship and Fellowship of the Clan system.

 

Friday 7th Day.  Under the auspeces of the 1745 Association you have the opportunity to visit Moy and Culloden by coach to visit the Moy lands and see the site of the Battle of Moy, and to tour Culloden. You will have a knowledgeable guide on your coach who will be with you throughout the day.  All expenses are included apart from the cost of lunch which can be purchased at the Culloden centre.

 

Friday 7th Evening.  A short programme of talks and  lectures at the Craigmonie Hotel to set the scene for your visit to the Battle site at Kintail on the following day.

 

Saturday 8th Day.  You will leave Inverness by coach from the Mercure Hotel for Kintail where a guided tour of Eilean Donan Castle is booked for you, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting, tea toom and shop at the Castle and also to take time to view the exclusive exhibition by the NTS archaeolgist in the nearby Dornie Hall where there will also be rolling talks on the history of the Battle.  Your coach will again be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide for the journey.  

In the afternoon you will be taken by coach to the Battle Site where you will commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Battle of Glenshiel, after which you will return to Inverness by coach.

All expenses are included apart from lunch which can be purchased in the Castle tea rooms.

 

Saturday 8th Evening.  Come to socialise at the Clan MacKenzie ceilidh in the Mercure Hotel where you can catch up with friends old and new. 

 

Sunday 9th Day.  Kirkin o’ the Tartans service and a chance to say your farewells.

 

(Book with Jenn Scott at glenshiel1719@gmail.com and tell her if you have paid by BACS

Or send the booking form with your cheque to- Jenn Scott, The Stewart Society, 53, George St., 

Edinburgh, EH2 2HT)

 

PLEASE NOTE: It will not be possible to take part in our event without travelling with us from Inverness to Kintail by our organised coaches.  At the Battle Site we have obtained special parking permission for the coaches.  The National Trust and authorities have indicated that there WILL BE NO other parking opportunities available in the area. Also as attendance numbers will be limited YOU MUST BOOK if you intend to come to the ceremony. We cannot guarantee your attendance or safety otherwise.  We have the responsibility for a maximum of 200 people attending, the site is on a very busy road with no on-site parking and as your safety is of paramount importance we do need to know who is attending and the only way to do that is for you to book a place.

 

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