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Ruairidh MacLennan

Chief Ruairidh

Chief’s Welcome

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the web site of the Clan MacLennan. This site incorporates the various Clan MacLennan Associations located in Australia, Canada, Scotland and the United States of America and acts as a focal point for MacLennans throughout the world.

Throughout the past couple of hundred years, many of our ancestors emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to seek refuge in foreign lands. Some chose to leave, some were forced.  Few would ever return to Scotland. The result is a considerable volume of “Overseas Highlanders” located throughout the world, most notably in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. It is often said that the further someone is taken from their homeland, the more patriotic they become and the stronger their desire is to re-connect with their historic homeland. In the modern global world within which we now find ourselves, the desire and ability to trace our roots and to know where we come from and who we are related to becomes all the more important. We are a large family and it is our aim to re-unite this family.

To help facilitate this, Clan MacLennan, after more than 300 years of dormancy, was reborn in 1978 and continues to actively re-unite MacLennan’s throughout the world – welcome to Clan MacLennan Worldwide!

If you want to learn about your Clan’s history, trace your ancestry, research where your family originated from, communicate with other MacLennan’s throughout the world, find out about Clan events and Gatherings in Scotland and overseas, you have come to the right place. Here you will find you will find how to subscribe to a Clan Association in your region.

Ruairidh D G MacLennan of MacLennan
chief [at] clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

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February 17, 2018, 9:00am - February 18, 2018, 8:00pm

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Just a reminder, especially for newer members:

Following on from the success of the 2009 Gathering in Edinburgh, and the 2014 Gathering in Inverness, we are now planning the 2018 Gathering to promote our Clan and to bring our global family together to celebrate our fine customs and traditions.
The event will be based at the Beaufort House Hotel as was our 2014 Gathering. Apart from looking forward to greeting and welcoming MacLennans from all over the world, this Gathering will also be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Modern Day Clan MacLennan. Marking when Ronald was inaugurated as Chief of the Clan at a ceremony held in Inverness in 1978. We invite all MacLennans, wherever you live, to mark the dates in your diaries and visit Inverness for a weekend of family and friendship.
The 2018 Clan Gathering will be held on 4th – 8th July 2018 and will again be based at the Beaufort Hotel in Inverness.
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Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering

July 5, 2018, 12:00pm

Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering Programme (Updated as of 06/01/18) A Warm Welcome is extended to one and all 👋🏻 We will once again be using The Beaufort Hotel in Inverness as our base; 📍11 Culduthie Road Inverness IV2 4AG. ☎️ 01463 222897. ✉️ mail@beauforthotel.demon.co.uk Rooms are available at the hotel at a discounted rate. Please contact the hotel directly, and mention that you are part of the Maclennan Clan to secure a room. ❗️ If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary; ✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.com 🔹 Wednesday 4th July: Genealogy day: 09.30am - 4.00pm Beaufort Hotel: Hosted by Bruce MacLennan with celebrity speakers. For further details regarding this event please contact Bruce directly at famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com Morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided. Lunch will be at your own cost. 🔹 Thursday 5th July: Highland Archives Tour: 12.00pm - 4.00pm For those who wish to further their Ancestry Research The Highland Archives have set aside an afternoon tour to show us what the archives have to offer. There will be relevant material for Clan MacLennan to be viewed in the archive search room. They will have a case study showing the different types of archive material and how they were accessed. Their staff will be there to help and advise anyone who has any questions. The Highland Archive Centre is in a fairly central location and is an attractive 15-30minute walk from the Beaufort Hotel. The address is Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS 1.00pm - 4.00pm An afternoon where you may wish to further your own research; A one on one session on unlocking your family research. This will NO longer be at either the Hotel or the Highland Archives. The venue is still to be arranged. There will be NO FEE for this and it will be OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Please bring along any queries you may have. a. You will need to Contact Bruce Directly for more information. famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com Registration Opens: 5.00pm at the Beaufort Hotel An opportunity to collect your name badge, confirm bookings, pay for any of the events if you have not already done so. (All events must be paid in advance of event) .Tickets can be collected at this time. Browse our clan shop “Scotclans “which will be set up for the next few days and off course receive a Very Warm Welcome from the Scottish Committee. A bar/dinner is available at the Hotel at your own cost. 7.30pm Informal Quiz 🔹 Friday 6th July: Clan Parliament 10.00-12.30pm Inverness Town House Civil Reception 12.30pm-1.30pm Free afternoon Ceilidh at Dores Village Hall 6.00pm-11.30pm 6.00pm: Bus Departs Beaufort Hotel for Dores stopping at Tesco supermarket for anyone wishing to purchase refreshments. No beverages will be sold at the hall. 6.30pm: Dores Inn for photo shoot and drinks (at own cost) Walk up to Dores Hall. 7.30pm: Ceilidh in Dores Hall. 11.30pm: Bus departs Dores to return to Beaufort Hotel. Dress Code Tartan informal Cost for Ceilidh and Supper; Adult £30.00 Child £15.00 🔹 Saturday 7thh July: 10.00am-4.00pm Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.00 am Bus Departs from Beaufort Hotel. Discover a living history museum set in stunning surroundings, where you can step back in time to experience over 250 years of Highland history. Special tour of Blackhouse Village featured in the series Outlander. This Includes the Bus and Donation to get in. We will also be organising to have a meal there which will incur an additional cost. Please indicate if you are interested in booking a meal as we will need to inform the Museum of numbers. There is lots to do there and plenty of free time to do as you wish. Cost: Adult £25.00 Child £10.00 Formal Dinner Beaufort Hotel 7.00pm - 11.00pm Cost: Adult £50.00 Child £25.00 An Evening of Piping, Speeches, Entertainment, delicious food and friendship. Dress Code Black Tie 🔹 Sunday 8th July: 11.00am-1.00pm: Church Service. Ness Bank Church followed by Tea and Coffee downstairs ☕️ 1.30pm-3.00pm: Farewell Speeches at Beaufort Hotel followed by Buffet Lunch 🍽 Cost £15 p/p Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop 🛍 *The age for child price 16 years. If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary; ❗️✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.com If anyone is interested in visiting Eilean Donan Castle or indeed any other parts of the Highlands/Moray before or after our gathering our Chairman Alistair MacLennan is happy to advise additional excursions/tours. Please contact him directly; ✉️ firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.

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I have had no expressions of interest ref. any possible day trips, (out with the Gathering programme). Does anyone have a particulart place they would like to visit or would clansfolk prefer me to suggest a proposed itinerary or itineraries. Let me know folks! ...

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Scotland pipes for ever let them play ringing throughout the all the land for every lad and las to hear to the end of their days !!! ...

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Our Gathering is now advertised in the Visit Scotland website. I would recommend everyone to log in to Visit Scotland. Once in look for Clan MacLennan Gathering and click on the link which will take you to our site for the Gathering programme. ...

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