2018 Gathering

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 raditions.

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 1978We 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.

More information will become available in due course and will be available on this web site. We really hope that as many of you as possible make it across for the Gathering which will be a 40 year celebration of the formation of the modern day Clan MacLennan.

Booking Form – Click here

Please email the form to sec-sct@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Programme overview- 

Wed 4th 9.30-4.00 Genealogy Day – Keynote address, Clan research resources;

Thurs 5th : 10.00-1.00 – Archive Centre tour at Highland Archive Centre,  2.00 PM – One-on-One Unblock your family research, 5.00 Registration;

Fri 6th: 10.00-12.30 – Parliament, Free Afternoon, EVE 6.00-11.30 Ceilidh at Dores;

Sat 7th: 10.00-4.00 Day trip to Highland Village, EVE 7.00-11.00 Formal Dinner;

Sun 8th: 11.00-1.00 – Church Service, 1.30-3.00 Farewell Lunch and goodbyes.

Full Programme

Welcome to the programme for the International Clan Maclennan Gathering 2018 A Warm Welcome is extended to one and all. We will once again be using The Beaufort Hotel in Inverness as our base. The address is 11 Culduthie Road Inverness IV2 4AG. Telephone No 01463 222897. E-mail: mailto: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. 

Wednesday 4th July  

Genealogy Day 9.30am- 4.00pm Beaufort Hotel: Hosted by Bruce McLennan

9.30  Keynote Speaker: Neil D R McLennan FRSA FSA Scot MYAS, University of Aberdeen.

Topics include: Using Clan research resources, Gairloch, Strathconon, Nova Scotia, Clan analysis.

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: 10.00am-12.00pm TBC For those who wish to further their ancestry research The Highland Archives have set aside a morning tour to show what the archives have to offer. There will be relevant material to be viewed in the archive searchroom. The Highland Archive Centre is in a fairly central location and is an attractive 15-20 minute walk from the Beaufort Hotel. The address is Bught Road , Inverness IV3 5SS

In the afternoon from approx 2.00pm-4.00pm we have booked a room there for anyone who wishes a One-on-One session with Clan Geneaogists to help “Unblock your family research”. There may be a small fee to be advised depending on the numbers interested) 

Registration Open: 5.00pm 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 which will be set up for the next few days and of 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’s supermarket for anyone wishing to purchase refreshments. No drink 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 £30.00 per Adult   £15.00 Child (under 18)

Saturday 7th July 10.00am-4.00pm

10.00 am Bus departs for Highland Folk Museum Newtonmore Special tour of Blackhouse Village featured in Outlander £25.00 Adult   £10.00 Child (under 18)

Formal Dinner Beaufort Hotel 7.00pm- 11.00pm

Cost Adult £50.00 Child £25.00 (under 18) 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. Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop


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 offer additional excursions/tours. Please contact him directly on firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.

If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary at  sec-sct@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Location & Accommodation: The Beaufort Hotel, 11 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AG

Web: www.beauforthotelinverness.com

Email: mail@beauforthotel.demon.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1463 222897

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