2015 International Gathering – Update

As the Highland Hotel has offered a good weekly rate it has been decided to extend the programme to cover the week which will commence on Monday 3rd August.  The updated draft programme is as follows:

  • Monday Afternoon          Registration
  • Monday Evening             Pipes & Drums entertain clan in village square. Gathering Flame lit on castle ramparts.
  • Tuesday Morning            9.00am: Registration to continue. 10.00am: MacKenzie Parliament in The Pavilion.
  • Tuesday Afternoon          Workshops & Seminars at Community Centre.
  • Tuesday Evening            Tour of the Highland Archive & Registration Centre & Civic Reception at the Town House.
  • Wednesday Morning       Buses to Culloden for tour of Battlefield & Visitors Centre; lunch at the Visitors Centre Café.
  • Wednesday Afternoon     Buses to Ardersier for Tour of Fort George & Museum of the Queens Own Highlanders.
  • Wednesday Evening       Buses for tour & supper at Dalmore Distillery (once owned by Mackenzies).
  • Thursday Morning           Buses to Clan Donald Centre on the Isle of Skye & the Museum of the Isles at Armadale.
  • Thursday Afternoon        Lunch in restaurant at Clan Donald Centre then to Eilean Donan Castle.
  • Thursday Evening           Fashion Show featuring Siobhan Mackenzie’s “Clan Mackenzie Collection”.
  • Friday Morning               Walk to Loch Kinellan to view crannog & Battle of Park.
  • Friday Afternoon            Lunch followed by Seminar at the Community Centre on the Battle of Park & its context.
  • Friday Evening               MacDonald Encounter in Strathpeffer Village Square then The Reconcilation Ceilidh & BBQ.
  • Saturday                       Strathpeffer Highland Games in castle grounds.
  • Saturday Evening           Grand Clan Banquet & entertainment in the marquee in castle grounds.
  • Sunday Morning            Religious Service & Kirking of Tartan; AGM of the CMSSUK.
  • Sunday Afternoon          Group photos, castle tours, tea.
  • Sunday Evening             Farewell Supper; Closing Ceremony.

If you have not already done so, please notify the Treasurer of your intention to attend by e-mailing treasurer@clanmackenziesociety.co.uk  It would be helpful if you could include the number of people in your party.

Please download our Brochure & Booking document that includes Gathering details, prices and a booking form.