Worldwide Gathering of the Clan MacNeil 2012
10 August 2012
Monday 13th August - Thursday
The Clan MacNeil Gathering is very
special for those people 'coming home' to find their roots and set
foot on the Isle of Barra. This year there are representatives from
the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia. The gathering is not just
for those visitors but for everyone (visitors, residents, MacNeils
and non- MacNeils) where links can be formed, special times shared
and a celebration of what is special about the place we all call
The Gathering opens on Monday at 11am
with a welcome by MacNeil of Barra and presentation by Jamie
MacPherson of Historic Scotland on Kisimul Castle and future works.
There will also be a Genealogy talk with Calum MacNeil, who is an
amazing source of information on island genealogy.
On Wednesday evening there is a
presentation on a new project, Sgeulachdan na Mara (Sea Stories
Project), and there will be a display on this project during the
week in Castlebay Hall.
There is also a ceilidh, bunting workshop, island gifts for sale
and displays so please come along and enjoy.
Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.
We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on
the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to
Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the
diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook
page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.
There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's
Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to
get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage,
participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music,
food and drink.
All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and
many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions:
Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides
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