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Congratulations to our Committee member, Dr Rebecca McKenzie, who completed the London Marathon yesterday. Well done Becs. A great achievement.
Was any other Society member running? If so let us know in the comments.
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Congratulations to our Committee member, Dr Rebecca McKenzie, who completed the London Marathon yesterday. Well done Becs. A great achievement.
Was any other Society member running? If so let us know in the comments.

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Great job! So proud! Keep up the good work!

Well done Rebecca!

Well done! Good performance Rebecca McKenzie! Greetings from germany 👍💪

You are great Rebecca ! ! ! I appreciate you ! ! ! From the USA

That is terrific! Well done Rebecca!!!!!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🎉🎉

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DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS REGISTERING THIS EVENT HAS SADLY BEEN CANCELLED AND IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN

Our next Zoom online event is on Saturday 20th April 2024 at 7pm (BST).

Come and hear Cat Rainsford’s presentation entitled
The Remote Saharan Town Where Mackenzie is a Household Name
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DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS REGISTERING THIS EVENT HAS SADLY BEEN CANCELLED AND IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN

Our next Zoom online event is on Saturday 20th April 2024 at 7pm (BST). 

Come and hear Cat Rainsfords presentation entitled 
The Remote Saharan Town Where Mackenzie is a Household Name

Today we received the AHCS (Association of Highland Clans and Societies) newsletter which we have posted to our members area on the CMSSUK website. Have a look.

We have highlighted the following events on our events section of the website, namely this Friday, 12th April, a talk arranged by the AHCS to be held in the Glen Mhor Hotel at 7.30pm for 8pm and on Saturday, 13th April, Clan Mackenzie will be represented at the Culloden Memorial Service by our treasurer, Colin Mackenzie. At this time it has not been confirmed if Cabarfeidh will be joining him but if you are in the area and would like to attend, please feel free to contact Colin, treasurer@clanmackenziesociety.co.uk to arrange a meeting point. Unfortunately due to a family wedding neither the Secretary nor the Chairman of the CMSSUK will be able to attend this year.

UPDATE from the AHCS: P.S. Don’t forget that, if you’re coming to the tartan talk this Friday evening (12th April) in the Glen Mhor (£5 per person payable at the door) it would be appreciated if you could email rossie.macrae@hotmail.co.uk to say how many of you plan to be there so we have some idea of numbers to give to the hotel.
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Today we received the AHCS (Association of Highland Clans and Societies) newsletter which we have posted to our members area on the CMSSUK website. Have a look.

We have highlighted the following events on our events section of the website, namely this Friday, 12th April, a talk arranged by the AHCS to be held in the Glen Mhor Hotel at 7.30pm for 8pm and on Saturday, 13th April, Clan Mackenzie will be represented at the Culloden Memorial Service by our treasurer, Colin Mackenzie. At this time it has not been confirmed if Cabarfeidh will be joining him but if you are in the area and would like to attend, please feel free to contact Colin, treasurer@clanmackenziesociety.co.uk to arrange a meeting point. Unfortunately due to a family wedding neither the Secretary nor the Chairman of the CMSSUK will be able to attend this year.

UPDATE from the AHCS: P.S. Don’t forget that, if you’re coming to the tartan talk this Friday evening (12th April) in the Glen Mhor (£5 per person payable at the door) it would be appreciated if you could email rossie.macrae@hotmail.co.uk to say how many of you plan to be there so we have some idea of numbers to give to the hotel.

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A wee reminder about our next Zoom online talk. 7pm BST, Saturday 20th April. Please get in touch with Donald at events@clanmackenziesociety.co.uk for the Zoom link.

Come and hear Cat Rainsford’s presentation entitled

The Remote Saharan Town Where Mackenzie is a Household Name

On 26 July 1875, a young Scotsman named Donald Mackenzie stood before the London Chamber of Commerce with an unlikely vision: to flood the Sahara and open a maritime route to Timbuktu. Mackenzie’s plan hinged on the remote Saharan outpost of Tarfaya, where he struck a deal with a nomadic sheikh to open a trading post on the Atlantic coast. Mackenzie never imagined that this deal would spark a diplomatic crisis between Britain and the Sultan of Morocco, who feared it would empower the autonomous tribes on the periphery of his kingdom. The conspiracies, murders and betrayals that followed sparked a war for the sovereignty of Western Sahara that continues to this day.

Nearly 150 years later, Mackenzie has been forgotten by history. Even his birth and death dates are shrouded in mystery. But in Tarfaya – where a crumbling castle in the sea is his last visible legacy – Mackenzie remains a household name. A hero to some, a villain to others, he has become the last hope to save their town’s beloved landmark.

Please contact events@clanmackenziesociety.co.uk for the Zoom link. Limited places.
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