Worldwide Gathering of the Clan MacNeil 2012

10 August 2012

Worldwide Gathering of the Clan MacNeil 2012

Kismuil Castle


Monday 13th August - Thursday 16th August

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 home.

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.


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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 and Shetland.



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