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.


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 MacLennan with celebrity speakers.

For further details regarding this part of the Gathering at www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/2018gathering/genealogy-day/

Morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided.

Lunch will be at your own cost.

Thursday 5th July:

Highland Archives Tour: 12.00-4.00 PM

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


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.

  1. 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’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

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   £25.00 Adult   £10.00 Child

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

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 at


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 on firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.